Tootles


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Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:37

I've considered parking elsewhere but I 'was' planning on coming home with some goodies and don't fancy lugging stuff all over.  I'll reserve judgement on the show of course until I've been, but it certainly doesn't make for the best introduction.  The exhibitors can't be too chuffed as inevitably those of us without bottomless pockets have less to spend with them if the bbc and the NEC are snaffling so such.

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:51

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Hello, has anyone been to the bbc gardeners world live at the NEC before? I have just opened the envelope with my tickets in and am a bit annoyed at all of the hidden extra costs.  When you add them up they come to well over the price of the actual tickets. Now I'm always happy to pay my way, but theses extra costs should have been made clear in all of the advertising. I imagine they appeared somewhere in the 'teeny tiny small print'. £2 to enter the Gardeners World Theatre to hear one of the celebs talk, £2.50 for a shopping bag, £10 to go for a pre-show walk, £10 to park a car, £20 to park your car if you want to be within walking distance of the venue..... there is also a warning that 'the cash points at the event get very busy so bring cash with you' - I imagine they do with all of these extra costs!  Very naughty BBC Gardeners World. 

Tomato leaves curling?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:29

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morning folks, here are some photos of the curly crimped leaves, compared to a normal one. First time of growing a bell pepper. It's in the greenhouse between some tomatoes and cucumbers. I have been watering it twice a week. There is the odd greenfly but nothing concerning I the bugs department. I will try watering less but if it's really hot just give this one plant some water? Thanks ever so much.

 

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A grand Auld Lad.

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 16:40

Any chance of a photo? Sounds just wonderful. Perhaps a trip to the RSPCA to give a homeless doggy a taste of your fab home? Sounds like you would be a pretty special owner and it'd be one very lucky and grateful woof woof!

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 16:27

Is it true that bees get drunk on pollen? I've seen a few looking a bit wobbly and a couple that looked almost asleep? How can you tell when a bee is asleep?

gladioli

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 16:24

Get ready with the stakes Caroline 9. every year I get a lovely display but they flop down really easily. 

Tomato leaves curling?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 16:16

Does the same apply to curly leaves on a pepper?

 

Is this Elderflower?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:54

Thanks Dove. Eeeek, a lot of people on that link have had explosions! Sounds like one has to be brave when making champagne?!

Is this Elderflower?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:45

Yes please Steve!  feel free to share your cider recipe too. I think I've found anorther new hobby to try!!

 

Is this Elderflower?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:35

Champagne?! I'll have me a go at making that! Errrrm, where do I start? anyone got any tried and tested instructions Please??

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