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I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:55

Right, 2 lemons, a lime and an orange and my hands still reek! I'm going for the banana next! 

The nettle mush went into the bin. Couldn't bring myself to put it anywhere else. 

I'm with you Verdun. Unless my tomatoes turn into gold, grow legs and do the house-work, I'm never ever making this stuff again.  It's lethal!

I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:59

WOW! Now I know that there have been warnings and comments on here and on TV about the smell of nettle brew but I was NOT expecting the whiff I've just experienced! I have never ever smelt anything lIke it!  If I use it in the greenhouse will the smell disappear into the soil or will it create a honky no-go zone?  

Also I got some on my hands and I can't get the smell off! I've washed them with soap, washing up liquid, Crabtree and Evelyn gardeners hand cleanser and shampoo and my hands still stink!  Anyone got any tips?? 

Is this nettle brew stuff worth it? The smell is like nothing else! Yuuuuuuuuk!

 

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:32

Thanks Daniel, and Sarah for taking the time to comment.  I hope the show is going to be fabulous.  The justifications given of course make complete sense but it still doesn't change the fact that me (and I think I'm a pretty average customer) feels just a bit put-out.

As you have so cleverly been able to justify the 'optional extras' above very clearly, may I suggest that you perhaps apply the same amount of clarity with the advertising used to sell tickets? 

Couple of pointers; so it's an open theatre but there is still a charge; very naughty indeed. Car parking is rarely going to be an optional extra when arriving by car to an event promoting gardening items.

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?

 

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Are these damsons or sloes please?

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Are these damsons or sloes please?

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Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

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Fab Gardening Programme

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