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Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 19:14


You need to post your question on a seperate thread as was indicated in the post above yours-I think you will find that monty will not answer your question on here-and you will need to give more details.

Greenhouse beginner

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 16:45

You are doing well-and there are people on here that will talk you through any worries.

Just one word of caution about leaving the door open 24 hours if you are not there to look after things-you don't want a cat or fox in there causing mischief-rig up some sort of barrier -perhaps a piece of wood-I use an old stair gate wedged in.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 16:03

It is nice when kids do well -gives us parents a warm glow-we must have got something right

The sun and breeze has dried the washing- the forecast for today was more pessimistic


Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:54

Sorry-a climbing or trailing type.

Begonia tubers not growing

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:45

They do need warmth and moisture- are they new tubers this year?

Mid-April is only 3 weeks -just be patient

Black Velvet Petunia

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:32

The slugs have been at them- and looking at you picture it looks as though it might just be the effect of chilling-have you had cold nights where you are?

Self-seeded tomatoes

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:29


I fear they may be lost-you could sow some more but obviously they are going to be late or buy in plants-why not wait for a few days and see if there is any sign of life?


Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:00

Yes to both questions -you will obviously need a special variety.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 14:40

I carry matchsticks in my hand luggage specifically for propping open my eyelids

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 14:26

You are going to have to remove the soil occasionally and change it if it is to be a permanent place-in my experience anything put on the ground -straw -whatever gets scratched about.

I have just rigged up a cover to cover the chicken area to keep the wet weather off.

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