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Posted: 02/08/2016 at 16:00

Chris, my onions too are lifted and ripening on raised boards.  Like you,  some of my reds have gone to seed too.  Never usually a problem for me.  Those with seed heads have been used during the summer so nothing lost.  Overall though a good crop Chris. 

so Chris, a good summer for salad crops?  Everything has grown pretty well here with runner beans producing well for past 2 or 3 weeks 

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 15:48

And now we will have to pay the licence fee if we watch tv on Iplayer 

as I said before, currently we are being spoiled on tv.  GW, Garden Rescue, Love your Garden,BG and we have had progs on Tatton and Hampton Court lately.  There are others too online.  Let's enjoy this bounty....we will soon lose most of them.

all presenters will make mistakes.......let's not make issues of them  (the point of this thread) 

Carrot Issues

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 15:39

Excellent Chris....impressive ingenuity and results .  

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 14:36

A "whinging thread" Nut?   

In reality it is a defence of free speech 

as if I would create a whinging thread ?    

Monty does talk as if everything is a "fact" Wakeshine.  He believes it just as our teachers and tutors believed the facts they taught us. Just as politicians do.  Just as we do on the forum.  

I rarely rely on anyone's opinion until I have checked it out myself ....don't we all?

Monty tries things out...I like that. 

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 12:26

poor old Monty is in trouble again 

some people have chosen to take offence when he slammed begonias a few weeks back. his opinion and I am happy for him and anyone else to offer it.  I don't like begonias either....those big, blowsy, shapeless overly bright monstrosities. (Ha ha!  That's shocked some of you ). However, I know one or two who are growing superb, impressive begonias so huge respect .  

 i grow a couple of the "bonfire" small flowered cascading type and I really like those 

now Monty has ruffled a few more feathers by (tongue in cheeek) criticising those trying to be self sufficient.  Shock! Horror!

I hope the powers that be don't rein Monty in.  Free speech even in the horticultural world is essential.  

(Need to think of something contentious myself now   Did 

I say I don't like roses in our gardens? 

Can you put a hosta in a hanging basket?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 09:06

Ok!  Sounds good.

post a picture 

(you will prob start a trend of hostas in hanging baskets )

Can you put a hosta in a hanging basket?

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:08

It CAN be done but how can you properly see it? 

It will require a lot more water than in a pot....loads more.

Companion plants in container

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:19

Ripply, check our lithodora heavenly is a cascading evergreen that would go well with your azalea liking the same acid conditions 

yes, replant with john innes.

plants are always better in the garden if you can.  

My flowers ..

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:01

Well, it IS warm aym.   Try it. 

My flowers ..

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:48

I have never sown gazania seed in summer but I see no reason why not aym.  If you have the seed sow a few now 

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