The Cycling Gardener

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any ideas for climbers up a fence?the fence runs east to west

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 17:04

Everyone assumes the fence faces south and is getting plenty of sun.  I just want to check the possibility that it isn't.  When you say your fence runs east to west do you mean east on the left and west on the right as you look at it ie. its north facing?

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 16:52

It's probably been a least a couple of years since I posted on here.  I spent a while today answering a garden design query.  When I submitted my reply I was asked to log in.  Of course I couldn't remember my password so went through the procedure to re-set it only to find my reply didn't post and vanished.  What a waste of time!

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 16:14

Chris has posted on Facebook and Twitter:  "I am so pleased to let you know that I am joining the Beechgrove Garden! The first programme in the series will be on air from the beginning of April until October. Usually shown on BBC Scotland and Sky this year BBC2 will be also be broadcasting the programme on Sunday's. I have long admired the warmth that comes across in Beechgrove so to be invited to be an integral part of the team is a real pleasure."

This is really good news!  I suppose he's been introduced to the programme as it becomes a regular in the BBC2 schedules nationwide from April.  Excellent!

What a great series!

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:04

Yes, loving it as well.

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:00

I watch Beechgrove and GW and find that they work well in combination.  I like the differences in style and content so between them I get a good weekly injection of gardening inspiration.  

As for The Flowerpot Men - dreadful programme.  I stuck with it but won't bother again.     Its saving grace was the establishment of a garden for the residents of the care home that funding couldn't run to and for me a greater understanding of the plight of families and sufferers of dementia and the long goodbye.


Posted: 10/05/2012 at 13:23

Have the leaves turned black or is it residue that will rub off?

Talkback: What's new on

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 10:21

Hi Spitfire.  The water softener we use in our house uses salt in the process so the answer, if yours is a similar system, is no.  The softener company advised keeping water to the the cold water tap in our kitchen directly from the rising main, as with our outside taps to get round the problem.  Can you use the water for something else?

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 18:12

So have I 

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