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A to Z of gardening

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 22:58

galest. Know what you mean, watching on iplayer, you need to be quick to watch the programme before it goes off. At least the Beeb are listening and there are gardening programmes on over winter though a different way of showing repeats but some thought has gone into the structure of the programme, I give it a thumbs up. Now you know each programme goes off iplayer after 7 days, just remember to watch it before it does.

I''ve enjoyed all three programmes on iplayer, just watched C. Found the chilli part informative and amusing at the end with people tasting chillies. Showing veg was good too and I was reminded not to sow courgettes till April.   

Chin up, you can always record future programmes for all prosperity, then watch the programmes at your leisure.

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 21:27

Beetrrot is fine in modules, I start most of my veg off like that apart from root veg which needs a long tapered root.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 21:18

Cold but free from snow here.

Thanks Frank and Bunnysgarden. Looks like it could be an early start in the morning on the train in my thermals. I'll take a good book. 

Talkback: Help wildlife survive winter

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:27

I've purposely left some area's of the garden, over winter, well alone and uncleaned. I'm sure there is an army of slugs and snails just waiting to appear come spring but the good guys need somewhere to spend the winter too. 

Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - herbs for wildlife

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:09

I had a few different types of bee's in the garden last year, hadn't realised there was a variety which visit, it made me re-think which flowers to grow, so many flowers are grown which bee's can't get nectar from.

strawberries

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:00

, I'd second both the above, good advise.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:51

Not the Paul Young!

I''ve a friend called Jennifer Jones.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:29

Thanks, Bunnysgarden. I usually come on line at about this time most evenings so will check the weather thread tomorrow.  Feel I'm in safe hands with yourself and Frank on the case 

I'm travelling Wednesday.

Root trainers

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:24

I use loo rolls for deep rooting plants, not ideal, but if you pack them together tightly in a small tray they are less likely to disintegrate.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:15

Cold here, snow overnight but it only settled on the cars.

Frank.Thanks for the update, I'm thinking of not making the trip by car if the A66 is partially closed. The drive over Shap can be perilous too and it's forecast fog which is not nice to drive in on the motorway especially when it's dark. An alternative would be the train but that seems to take forever with a 45 min wait at Carlisle. The trips arranged for Wednesday.

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