Gardeners World 21/04/06

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Gardeners World 21/04/06

Post: #18039 oddballdave
Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:34 pm

GARDENING: Gardeners' World
Channel: BBC 2 102
Date: Friday 21st April 2006
Time: 20:00 to 21:00
Duration: 1 hour.
Today's theme is gardening for next to nothing, and so the team look at some of the best tips for making things for free, with Monty making a cold frame from a non-returnable pallet. He also starts the planting in his shade garden, Carol starts her new garden from seeds, cuttings and divisions, Joe explores the association that British gardeners have with their sheds and Sarah gets lots of dahlia plants prepared for the vegetable garden.
(Widescreen, Subtitles)

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Gardening for next to nothing - my second favourite price.
Just thought it might be worth a squint.

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Post: #18041 albert onglebod
Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:40 pm

oh good something worth switching the telly on for!

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Post: #18061 oddballdave
Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:28 pm

albert onglebod wrote:oh good something worth switching the telly on for!


Wasn't it just!
Loved the trick with the Lavender plant.
Bury it up to its neck and leave it a couple of months.

End result... lots of new plants.

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Post: #18062 Shirley
Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:31 pm

I missed half of it.. but saw the lavender thing... now I've read that recently on one of the forums... thought it was this one... but yes.. brilliant indeed.

I rescued some 'old' plants from the garden centre yesterday, but have to say that they were only half price and not dirt cheap... still, I will be splitting them and making more.

We should definitely share our tips for this sort of thing!!
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Post: #18077 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:48 am

I always watch Gardeners' World anyway!

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Post: #18121 oddballdave
Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:44 pm

Shirlz2005 wrote:I missed half of it.. but saw the lavender thing... now I've read that recently on one of the forums... thought it was this one... but yes.. brilliant indeed.

I rescued some 'old' plants from the garden centre yesterday, but have to say that they were only half price and not dirt cheap... still, I will be splitting them and making more.

We should definitely share our tips for this sort of thing!!


That might have been me on downsizer.net <vbg>

I now have the program encoded as a Video CD. Can watch it again shortly.

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Post: #18142 The Chili Monster
Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:30 am

Hi everyone
for those who missed it, and for the benefit of non-UK resident SSers, this programme can be followed in full at the BBC website until 28/04/2006
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/tv_and_r ... ndex.shtml
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Post: #18146 Wombat
Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:47 am

Only available to UK people! :cry: (Bloody parochial I say!)

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Post: #18150 Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:58 am

Did you mean you can't get onto the website? Cos I can and I'm not in the UK.

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Post: #18153 Wombat
Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:03 am

The website was OK, but when I tried to play the program it said no :(

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Post: #18157 gunners71uk
Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:41 am

its nice to see gardeners world changing from the frumpy green welly brigade to some useful information we can all use . i think gardeners world should be split 50-50 time wise .flowers veg in the growing season.
another programme which needs reworking is the holiday programme blinking holidays for a grand each at a time i cant afford that. blackpool westonsupermere.scarboro is my league lol.

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Post: #18167 Muddypause
Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:12 am

gunners71uk wrote:another programme which needs reworking is the holiday programme blinking holidays for a grand each at a time i cant afford that.


Not only the Holiday Prog., Gunners, but all those ones about buying/renovating/building a house. I'd really like to see Phil and Kirstie come to grips with low income people who whould struggle to raise thirty grand, let alone half a mill.
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Post: #18173 Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:54 am

gunners71uk wrote:blinking holidays for a grand each at a time i cant afford that. blackpool westonsupermere.scarboro is my league lol.


Be very grateful Gunners! I have to put up with a holiday staying with the in-laws. :argue:

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Post: #18228 Wombat
Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:47 pm

Poor old M3! :wink:

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Post: #18261 Cheezy
Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:32 pm

The guy who gave the lavender tip along with the way to propagate multi cuttings for penstimons is Malcolm Hockham of Eggleston Hall nursery near me in County Durham.

He's a nice bloke always willing to give tips (a bit of a nutter).

The nursery is well worth a visit for a day out, its based in the old walled kitchen garden of the Hall, in Teesdale.

www.egglestonhall.co.uk

They're famous for discovering this silver spicky plant that has a large daisy like flower, we bought one once and even though it's ment to be vertually indestructable we killed it!. When we bought it Malcolm asked us if we liked it??, cos he can't stand them!. Bearing in mind the place is absolutely stuffed with the bloody things.
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So you know how great Salsify is as a veg, what about Cavero Nero,great leaves all through the winter , then in Spring sprouting broccolli like flowers! Takes up half as much room as broccolli


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