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Fork Handles

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 19:32


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 18:08

Dry morning the golf course was rather squelchy in places to say the least-wet since lunch time and getting wetter and is none too warm either-have got a heater on in the height of Summer-ho-hum

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 17:14

The torch arrives her on Saturday evening before being put up for the night and leaving early Sunday morning for the airport to go to the Channel Islands



Posted: 12/07/2012 at 17:02
susan howard2 wrote (see)

This year i grew Homeland as my first earlies  They were quite small but the taste was fabulous  I would recommend them and will grow them again next year myself

Homeland -or Homeguard????

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:47

To my plants-

"I have done a calculation and am off to France 6 weeks tomorrow-so all you beans,tomatoes and the rest of you you have six weeks to get your act together or Kate will be about and she shows no mercy-you have been warned "


(that should do the trick)

Peace Lily

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:42

Multi-purpose is fine-you can buy houseplant compost but I never have

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:36

In your dreams-

I was being a bit flippant-but then I spend my time flitting in and out between the showers or longer periods of rain or constantly searching for that tool that is around somewhere before realising it is "over there"-rubbish boy scout

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:30

Has the rat ever been seen again?

I have tomatoes- but so few and the flowers either fall off or just sit there

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 16:16
Gary Hobson wrote (see)

A lot of the flagship Chelsea programs are transmitted in real time (perhaps a few hours delay with some of the inserts), and don't seem any the worse for it.

In fact they once did a Red Button feature where Carol Klein walked all around the Chelsea floral marquee, chatting to various exhibitors, and showing us various exhibits, all in real time, and shot with a single camera. It was just as though Carol Klein was giving the viewer a personal guided tour around the marquee.

The whole thing had a sense of immediacy and reality that is completely lacking in scripted and highly-reedited programs.

If the BBC can do Volcano Live from Hawaii, why is it impossible to do GW Live from Hereford.

You could- Monty goes to shed picks up spade walks to the other side of the garden goes "oh no"  forgot the secateurs-walks back comes back again digs hole-dog decides this is great fun and fills in the hole-plane flies over head drowning out noise-picks up rose pricks finger swears...............

Not exactly riveting tv -that is why shots are set up so you see the nitty gritty how much can you achieve in the garden in 20 minutes-not a lot I would have thought.

Showing Chelsea over 5 nights where it is showing static exhibits but no practical gardening going on in front of you eyes is surely a different -then it also has in-fills on how the exhibitor got to Chelsea.

These are completely different programmes.

getting redicoulas if thats spelt write

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 15:57
4711 wrote (see)

i would just love to here what gardeners honestly think of this programe by Alan Titmarsh and his crew, i know helping people is good but really come on ?  

Spelling 2/10-sorry

As regards the programme and trying hard not to be contentious or insensitive it goes down the DIY SOS route of finding the most "deserving cause"-then you have to wade through syrup and a load of sycophancy whilst watching shots of the family with their hard-luck story and what a tough time the family have had-so have thousands of others but they get on with life

Then they do a make-over where thousands of pounds of money is spent  to achieve an effect that would take a normal garden years -a lot of the stuff is donated by companies for a free mention but we are not supposed to know that.

There is the usual "will we get finished" on time drama but they always do and then you get the tearful reveal

At least Ground Force had a bit of humour thrown in and was great when Alan and Tommy had a big barney-this is the same format but like Changing Rooms does it relate?

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