Latest posts by sotongeoff

Why the Gap?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:27


It is all about editing and pre-production-If you allow say roughly 20 minutes in Monty's garden then they probably film around 2 hours,then you have to allow for setting up cameras, lighting, sound, perhaps re-shooting things for technical reasons or outside noise etc-that that has to be edited down to fill the allotted time

All this takes time and it is obviously done in post production

Secondly there may be other commitments that a presenter has be they private or professional-we don't know.

I am sure there are many reasons why it is filmed a week ahead-at the end of the day it is just a week and don't see that it matters that much

grass cuttings

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 12:43

You cant buy nitrogen as such-but all plant foods contain levels of nitrogen as do animal manures-plants convert the nitrogen in to growth so a high nitrogen feed will promote green leaves but at the expense of flowers -it is all about the correct balance and what you are trying to grow- it depends on how you feed the soil and the plants


Delphinium & Lupin

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 12:07

Loz- if you can hear the seeds rattling in the pods then yes-if not leave them on a bit longer-cut the plant back to healthy material-you may get a second flush

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 12:05

Am back- is was dry and when the sun appeared it was luvverly-not a bad morning we had a good game- no lost balls, no birdies, and one lost and one found tee-so all good then

I am guessing the pain is on its way

Kate will send Red Cross parcel of provisions and blankets

Have I missed anything?

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 06:59

The sun is shining but it is cool-we have until the middle of the day apparently

Coffee time and a bit of no-tv before I go

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 22:07

I will add this newly discovered skill to my cv and will sleep soundly tonight knowing I have helped someone today

'Lympics in just over 2 weeks-I think the torch is on its way next week via the IOW

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 21:43

Sorry-this will not be mentioned again -the tv is off  and we are singing songs round the piano but the legs are covered.

Can you see any light twinkling- are there smugglers in the cove?

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 21:32

As is everything-now on old London streets- this is better

No fruit on my redcurrant

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 21:31

My rule with pruning is if in doubt dont-especially with fruit bushes some fruit only on old wood ,some on new wood,then there are summer fruiting raspberries that produce canes for fruiting next year and autumn ones that fruit on this years canes that grow in the spring

It is a complicated life at times-you redcurrant will be alright next year.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 20:55

I didn't mean you are on holiday -it is just when one goes on holiday one doesn't watch tv so not watching tv when not on holiday is like a punishment,

Glad we have cleared up that one-am out of harm's reach anyway


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