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Fork Handles

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 17:37

Runner beans again with something today -tomorrow runner neans with something else then the french beans- then more runner beans-there is a theme developing here

Flo would you like a hand-here you are


Fork Handles

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 17:04

Is that were all the police houses are?

The quiz close 5pm tomorrow that will allow for late entries and the independent scrutineer to save up the train fare .

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 16:55

Scores so far

-Becks- nil-where is your entry?

-Gary--speculating doesn't count

-Kate-4 right-on countback for silliness -the judges score 5.9 total

To everyone else- as Delia Smith would say -where are you?

drunken Blue Atlas Cedar

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 16:40

The photo feature is working ok

Allergic reaction to garden plant - help ID that plant!

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 16:36
Little Wren wrote (see)

Within the last few months, the Gardeners' World TV show had a chap on who collected/grew tall, green possibly African shrubs.

I think I have one on my garden. It has four stems, symetrically all the way up the main stem. It has little pumpkin like seed pods which are green. Long thin leaves all over. Bees love it. It's about 4 ft high now. I thought it was a weed. Never seen one before having this garden. In Worcestershire.

The sap, on snapping a stem, splittered all over me and now I have itchy, red rashes where it touched my skin. Including my face. Very painful.

What is the plant? I have photos!.

Please assist!



It does sound like euphorbia but a photo of the plant would help-the photos of the rash you can keep to yourself

GW Presenters

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 16:04

The SR programme was all about creating wild flower patches/meadows-it was filmed over a year there is probably a dvd available

Monty Don story

GW Presenters

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 16:00
Flowerpotty wrote (see)

sotongeoff you seem to be in the know, am I reading between the lines here or do you have access to info in the public domain that I haven't seen yet? 

It is out there-will see if I can find a link

GW Presenters

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 15:59

Sarah Raven had a 3 part programme on attracting insects into the garden earlier in the year

GW Presenters

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 15:50

He is on a 2 year contract-the initial idea of him presenting from his own garden is fine on paper but I do agree with you it may get repetitive

Who knows there may be a change next year-there has been a little barney with the BBC over his chemicals/non chemicals stance

GW Presenters

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 15:19

Ok- have watched GW from the 1970's-and it has always been the case that you adapt the ideas to suit your own plot and at the same time the programme cant ignore old issues just to show new ones- what about new gardeners?

As to your points over the years I have seen most of them deal with-vine weevils came up last year-containers and fertility a couple of weeks back-propogation and growing on in cold frames often shown-I think the trouble is you may be looking for an individual training manual which is not the remit of the programme

Nothing is perfect and GW will not please all-but then what does?

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