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The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:30
Hey david K
I'm sure I speak for most everyone when I say I value brumbull's huge contribution to this forum. He has opened up some great new threads and encouraged the rest of us to think a bit more laterally. Not forgetting the knowledgeable advice he gives....did I say that right dad?...ha ha
just as with texts on mobile phones, messages here can be miss-interpreted or misread but criticism should not be personal. I'm the first to engage in agitating threads but only because I enjoy the (childlike) mischief!

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:14
Tina, how much are items in poundland?

Why I never buy online

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:10
Wood green
You do care after all? Ha a

Drat these Easter eggs

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:06
Of course! It had to be a bunny to answer.

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:58
Good morning Golf whiskey and happy Easter
It's good to stir the pot a bit sometimes but maybe in a more gentle way!

Drat these Easter eggs

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:45
Im absolutely fed up with the way Easter has become paganised. The real meaning of Easter has long been forgotten. It's terrible. I think.......hang on a mo, just breaking off another piece of this Thorntons caramel-filled egg .....mmm , oh, where was I? Oh yes, I've got another one over there that looks rather tempting .... I'll continue with this rant tomorrow when the chocs all gone!

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:37
It does seem harsh.
Monty Don is a skilled, erudite gardener and, seemingly, a very nice man. Like joe swift recently it seems they are fair game for personal attacks.
I have to say I have enjoyed the last two GW progs and both presenters have been good.
Monty tries tries to encourage and inspire.

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:26
Yes, gardeners world is for everybody. There is no arrogance though in addition....some more advanced information.
When the football is on dont we all enjoy seeing the very top sides playing too?
When the cookery progs are on we don't watch the experts making toast all the time.
So, when GW is on we also want to see more than just the basics all the time. gardening can be a lot more than home economics

Talkback: How to increase tomato yields

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:15
I'm determined to grow masses of tomatoes this year. Did okish last year but blight even in the greenhouse.
I'm making compost, to way I feed, to way I grow them, to the way I water them.
I'm sticking with Shirley.....ssh! That's another story.......but switching gardeners delight to Sungold.
Ive got tomato theory overwhelming me so, how can I go wrong?
( mind you, the best and most prolific tomato crop I ever grew was when I knew nothing and prob guessed everything)

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:03
Well, I certainly,share the rant about driving.
Speeding everywhere. Nonody seems to be aware of the danger.
My young niece was hit by another young driver..boy racer...who just decided to cross the road in front of her at speed
Her ...brand new was smashed front and back. A write off. Apart from whiplash and minor injuries she was ok. She was lucky.
Police do not seem to charge speeding motorists preferring to give cautions.
Damgerous driving needs to be penalised heavily.
Repeat offenders should be banned from driving.
Hey......these rants are good, aren't they?

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