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Steve J

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Beachgrove Garden

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 19:50

BBC Scotland is certainly available on a certain cable company owned by a beardie chap!

Beachgrove Garden

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 19:49

You can see it on iplayer if you don't have cable or sky, if you look for them on facebook or twitter they keep you posted as to when it is on. Even before I was a gardener I have loved it as there is a nice family feel to the show. My Dad used to watch it when I was younger and I picked it up from there.

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 13:28

Thanks for the heads up on this, just watched it over lunch and found it very educational!

I wonder if I can graft another type of pear onto my tree...

The one thing they didn't mention is what time of year is best?


Posted: 28/12/2012 at 14:45
flowering rose wrote (see)

I am getting a boat,its easier.


On other websites there is a like button. Here, I have to do this instead!


Posted: 28/12/2012 at 08:16

Oh splendid, I managed to double post, hours apart by clicking 'refresh' this morning and can't manage to delete the post without leaving a gap so this is a filler!


Posted: 27/12/2012 at 23:42
It's all my own fault really. Stripping away a bit of the lawn to make a seating area and putting those two raised beds in. I'm going to stab the lawn enthusiastically next year and wield a brush with lots of sharp sand and see if I can improve the drainage a bit in the damp bits. Putting up the final raised bed will get rid of the biggest puddle too but I guess that will just end up choosing the next lowest spot! Now I wish I'd stabbed the ground under the big area of weed membrane under the stony seating part as I wonder if the membrane has slowed the drainage and that's part of the issue!


Posted: 27/12/2012 at 23:06

I'm not going to keep the dog on the lead in the garden. Thankfully it is down the bottom of the garden and more of a pain in the arse than an actual problem!


Posted: 27/12/2012 at 22:09

Oh I know that, it is more that the damned dog insists on running through it like a buffoon and that takes her across the flowerbeds!


Posted: 27/12/2012 at 17:17

I was thinking more of ways to drain it a bit without using a trug!

I'm going to investigate using a syphon hose as the drain should be lower but it is 30 feet away. Syphons work on gravity and can tolerate a bit of a lift in the middle as long as the end is lower so I might be onto a winner...



Posted: 27/12/2012 at 15:57

Anyone have any sensible and not hugely expensive way of dealing with flooding? Not hugely deep but it does spread out a bit!

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Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

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Metal trellis?

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Buying Garden Land

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Hurry up and start spring for goodness' sake!

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This month's GW mag freebie

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Any idea what this fruit is?

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Combi shed-greenhouses

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