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Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 09:43

I think I'm going to try and find the Geoff Hamilton episodes on the Internet. I don't watch very much telly apart from on the train (I have a 4 hour daily commute so rely on my iPhone quite often). Always hearing such good things about his gardening.


Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 09:34

I like Carol too. Really enjoyed the series about her garden throughout the seasons which was on a while ago.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 08:55

Interesting to see what others think. Please feel free to pass discussions by if you have already had them and you are bored of the topic. The program is ever evolving, as are the contributors to open forums such as this 




Home Grown Meal

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 22:11

i bet that tasted lovely. home grown is fab.

Have I got an orchid???

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:16

Are they protected as a species at all? Looks lovely.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:07

Hmmmm, just watching last night's episode. Cocodrama hanging baskets? Long section on South Africa? Not loving the content. Beechgrove is so much more relevant for me. It's how I imagine Gardeners World used to be when I hear people happily reminiscing about Percy Thrower and Geoff Hamilton. I do enjoy watching Monty, and hope that last night was just a blip for me. Do others like the more modern take? I think I might just be too old fashioned! 


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 13:25

Not too late. They grow soooo quickly once germinated this time of year. I find that I need to buy fresh packets of seeds each year thought as last years left over seeds didn't do so well. 

dahlia planting

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:23

I live in South lincs too and also had no luck with keeping tubers so these past two years I've just left them in and they've come again each year. I also have back-ups by planting a few seeds. They germinate really easily and flower in the first year. 

How do you clean old labels

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:18

I use lot soapy water and a Brillo pad. It's a job I quite like doing oddly!

Climbers in pots?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:17

Hello. As long as you water well and feed, it shouldn't be a problem. Just make sure pots are large enough. Clematis like taller pots for example as they have long roots that like to go deep.

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