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Tim Burr


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loging-in

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:12

So annoying when you've started a new thread and then when posting you realise your not logged in so you have to log in and then re-type your posting as when you do log in, the forum loses what is typed. There must be a way of being able to return to the posting page after logging in to avoid re-typing.

 

sorry if been discussed before.

loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:07

I've noticed more recently that GW has been a bit more instructional rather than "hey look at my wonderful enormous garden and oh look, some box hedge!" which it seemed to be in the first season after Monty returned.  There has to be a happy medium between simply watching and marvelling at gardens and educating the masses.  In half an hour, that's a pretty tall order. Beechgrove seems to be mostly demonstrating how to grow a garden, with lots of trials (and errors).

Perhaps the BBC can look at taking off air some of the dross they put on during the day and replace it with a daily gardening show, using real people's gardens and allotments. It would still only need one or two presenters and cheap TV but can you imagine?  We've had enough of Cash in the Attic, Bargain Hunt or Homes Under The Hammer.  How about Grow your Garden or Green Fingers.

ebay-plant-supplier

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:29

I would refer them to Trading Standards in the location of where they are based.  I would also consider sending a note to HMRC informing them that they are running a business from home and you would like to check if they are registered for VAT and that they are declaring their income for tax and NIC purposes.

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 13:30

That I am doing Verdun.  The trough is right next to the water butts so its the first thing that gets a very good soaking every three/four days.  When the putts are empty, I just put the hose from the mains on it until the water starts dripping from the bottom.  I think with all the watering and spring feeding that's why it's filled the trough in less than 3 years.  I originally thought it would manage five years without being turned out. And the shoots are not well over 10-12 feet tall.  And very green it looks too!

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 11:03

Unfortunately not that thick a stem.  Thanks for the insight.  Never thought of it as just very tall grass before.  For the bits I give away, I'll trim to about three foot.  At least then it provides a little bit of green whilst it re-establishes itself (before taking over the whole garden!! ).  

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:28

Can bamboo be hedge trimmed to reduce height without any long term adverse impact.  Just thinking how I would get the bamboo I didn't want into my car to take to my sister-in-law's who has a massive garden and could easily accommodate what I don't want.  

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:43

Thanks Verdun.

The border where it is is only about foot and half deep.  In front is Geranium which is also looking tatty which I know I can chop back.  The border is going to look a but empty afterwards.  Any ideas of what summer planting I can do to take over as the dicentra dies down (or pruned back).  I have tried crocosmia (small dainty type about  same height as dicentra), but despite lots of fresh greeshorts in spring, because the dicentra does such of good job of blocking out light under its canopy, the crocosmia doesn't stand a chance and never comes to anything.  Need something that can burst thru' Dicentras canopy in around early/mid June and take over from where Dicentra left off.  As people might know, Ive only got small garden so I really cram stuff in but any gaps look really huge in a small garden. The Dicentra does really well because its a semi-sheaded position and only gets direct sun in the first 3-4 hours of the day.

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:18

Thanks folk.  Too late to get out now with secateurs.  Already on second G&T.  Health and Safety of course! 

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 13:06

Should I cut back to base?  Also, is now a good time for dividing, bearing in my they don't like movement?

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 20:23

Old saw? Blimey! 

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