Latest posts by Topbird

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 08:52

Very best wishes to Mr & Mrs Pansy.

If nothing else has gone on that we don't know about then I think this is an over reaction by the GW team. The timing is pants too but they cant really be blamed for that.

I shall take some time out too.


Posted: 03/06/2016 at 08:46

Wont be around for a couple of days in support of Pansy.


How do you all keep track?!

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:57

PPauper - I'm only jealous  


Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:47

Been out all afternoon and spent just over 1.5 times the average annual spend  on some plants for a tiny border (3m x 1m) under the front window.

So back to languages - East Anglia - did anybody else get called a "jiffle-bum" in school? or is that saved for Norfolk dumplings?

Is anybody else hoping to see a lot of Bushy Barnabees this summer to hoover up the aphids?

How do you all keep track?!

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:22

Runny - maybe this might provide a route into the mucky club for us... 

At the moment I can only offer them a little spilt compost and untidily stacked (but stacked nevertheless) plant pots...

PS - You must have hit the Quote button to get my posting included with yours

Last edited: 02 June 2016 17:24:05

How do you all keep track?!

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:11

At the beginning of March (every year) I put my gardening notebook on the bench in the potting shed with a pen to write in what i have sown and when and to make a note of jobs I need to do later in the year and put planting suggestions in for next year.

Every October I remove said notebook to the house with (if I'm lucky) maybe 1 solitary entry... 

The nearest I come to proper organisation is a tin with the seed packets in and markers (ie bits of torn off cardboard) reading 'Done' 'Repeat' 'Outside' 'Not This Year'. First and last are self explanatory - 'Repeat' means a form of successional sowing (sometimes it gets done sometimes not) and 'Outside' means sow these where they are to flower when the weeds start germinating.

Otherwise I garden exactly like Joyce  . I also do a big hack back at the time of the Hampton Court Show to make room for summer stuff.

Progress update

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 16:59

I can't believe Pansy would be deliberately blocked from the forum unless she's posted (or otherwise sent) something which contravenes the terms and conditions. Even then I would hope that an email would be sent as a smacked wrist and initial warning.

Hopefully, it is something else which has caused the posts not to appear and the tech team will be able to help her find her voice again 

Progress update

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 13:25

IOS 7.1.2 - no updates available 

New phone on me Chr***mas list 

I want to recreate the garden in Sunderland on instant gardener, episode 3

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 13:13

I assume you want to know where to source some of the materials they used etc rather than being on a show?

I haven't watched the programme but I would suggest you make a note of the the company which produced the programme.

Then Google the company.

There will probably be a website for them and a 'Contact Us' page.

Fill that in to ask for contact details of the producers / researchers for the show you're interested in and then send them an email asking for the info you require.

Failing that you could send Danny himself an email and ask your questions

Progress update

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:49


The drop down menu doesn't work on my iPhone 4s. The phone is relatively old (6 years) and the operating system is no longer being updated by Apple. Possibly a similar problem with yours? - don't know for sure obviously.

I'm finding that more and more Apps & websites don't work quite as advertised now because they require a more up to date OS - sooner or later I'm gonna have to buy myself a new phone... 

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