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Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 20:50

Thanks artjak. I will do that - I was just making a point.

Compost Bin

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 20:46

Thanks for the advice Alan, I'll try some cardboard.

Edd - yes that's the little wrigglers. The "compost" doesn't look as good as that yet but I'm obviously doing something right. I'd never have thought that worms could be so exciting!

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 22:05

Thanks Marion, yes I hope so. Sorry for moaning - to be honest I can live without most of the daytime telly programmes but I guess they can't please everyone.

Compost Bin

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 22:02

I'm not complaining (unlike my last post, sorry about that), but my compost bin is full of worms. When I lift the lid they are literally falling off it in clumps! I presume this is normal and good? I just don't remember there being so many this time last year. All that goes in there is veg peelings, newspaper and egg shells.

Has anyone else noticed an abundance of worms in their compost bin this year? Perhaps the hot summer and warm autumn has helped?

I can take a piccy tomorrow and attach it if anyone wants? 


Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 21:49

I wish they'd show this in the evenings. It's not just retired people that like gardening! Rant rant! I don't have a recording facility and iplayer just isn't the same. I need to work full time to feed my gardening obsession, I mean hobby! Rant rant!

I live in Cornwall and would love to see this programme, especially as GW has now finished. Oh well, thanks for reading this, I feel better now.

P.S. it annoys me nearly as much as going to the bank in my lunch break as it's the only time that I (and lots of other working people) can go and they only have 1 member of staff on because they are all at lunch!


First greenhouse - advice?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 21:30

Hi Lily. I got my first greenhouse in April this year and it's brilliant! It will open up a whole new world for you. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.

Ventilation is definitely one of the most important factors.

I can recommend "The Greenhouse Expert" book as it is a simple guide on how to care for the greenhouse on a month by month basis and gives advice on propagating and caring for plants at different times of the year.



Posted: 18/10/2014 at 15:45

Ah - missed that one, ta Dove


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 14:32

I have 2 dahlias in pots. When is the best time to lift them to put inside for the winter? Will a littlebit of frost kill them? I am in the south west so still fairly mild at the moment.

Monty's cat

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 20:56

Thanks everyone. My cat follows me around the garden like a dog!

Monty's cat

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:20

We caught a glimpse of Monty Don's black cat on Friday's GW. Does anyone know his/her name? I think us cat lovers should campaign to see more of the mog on the programme. We all love Nigel but cats  enjoy gardens too!

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Compost Bin

so many worms! 
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When to lift 
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Monty's cat

very cute 
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orange plants

not happy 
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how to dry? 
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Taunton Flower Show

Has anyone been? 
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tatty toms

ok to remove leaves? 
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not enough bees

runner beans not setting pods 
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to pinch out or not to pinch out 
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potato blight - please help!

potato blight 
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white "mould" on my seedling trays

white mould problem 
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I can't upload a profile image 
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what plant to plant?

plant for new border 
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what veg can I plant now? 
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