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General post from Georgie

Mand's reply to me just now reminded me of something I rather like on other forums - the ability to add emoticons (or smilies) to our posts. Is this a possibility Nicola?

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  • Posted: Sun. 1st March 2009 20:47
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General post from Nicola

Is me... or does it feel like Spring is just around the corner! Off to see some snowdrops tomorrow :-)

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  • Posted: Sat. 21st February 2009 11:04
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And I thought heather was a bit dull!!

General post from Marissa Zoppellini

Here's an amusing story for those of you wondering what men get up to in their beloved sheds. Below is an extract from the Independent newspaper website, use the link at the end for the full story.

A chance discovery by a Berkshire allotment-holder that a plant widely available in garden centres has the same effect on men as Viagra has been confirmed by experts at one of the world's leading botanical institutions.
Link for the full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/growyourown-viagra-craze-hits-britains-garden-centres-442814.html

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  • Posted: Thu. 22nd January 2009 11:54

BBC The One Show - Christine Walkden's Unusual Gardens

Comment from Nicola

Hi - Many thanks to you who have suggested your gardens to be profiled in the BBC The One Show - Christine Walkden's Unusual Gardens.

We have passed on all the interest received to the show's producer and they have promised to be in touch with you all. If you haven't heard, please let us know and we'll chase them up for you! :-) Nicola

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  • Posted: Tue. 20th January 2009 12:24
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BBC The One Show - Christine Walkden's Unusual Gardens

Comment from Nicola

Hi all,

The producer of the One Show has contacted us at Shoot. Christine Walkden, the horticultural expert on the BBC series The One Show, is going to be presenting a new series of short (4-5 min) films for the programme, looking at unusual, out of the ordinary or even just plain eccentric gardens.

If you would like them to consider your garden, please drop us a note here and we will pass on your interest.

(By the way you do not have to post any personal contact details here if you don't want to. We can work out who you 'behind the scenes'! :-))

Thanks! Nicola

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  • Posted: Sun. 18th January 2009 15:49
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i wont be around much

Comment from Martin Gale (windygale)

Hi, what an end of a year we're having, my wife when down with a cold that she couldn't get rid of, then lost a lot of weight, we have been told she may have leukemia,
how do we deal with it,
she's having blood tests, and have to go to hospital shortly to see the man, and run more tests,

anyway i won't be around much


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  • Posted: Wed. 31st December 2008 12:33
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Who will be

General post from Martin Gale (windygale)

Hi All, who will be recycling their christmas cards this year, instead of putting them into the waste bins.
I've started, when they come throught the door i shred the empty envelopes and add it to my compost heap,

Mery Christmas and a happr New Year


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  • Posted: Sat. 13th December 2008 15:38
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Tip from Laura Thomas

Just a timely reminder as I have just had my tetanus booster, that gardeners in particular need to be up to date with their tetanus immunisation every 10 years.

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  • Posted: Wed. 3rd December 2008 15:33

Path flowers

Question from Nic R

I have a crazy pazed purbeck stone path and would like to plant something in the cracks sporadically to break up the length of the path. A friend suggested creeping thyme, but this seems to be more of an edging plant rather than something that can be planted between paving stones. All suggestions appreciated.

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  • Posted: Fri. 24th October 2008 14:55
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Yew hedge under a walnut tree

Question from Charles Smyth-Osbourne

I planted a yew hedge this spring and while some of the plants look healthy an alarming number are turning brown and look as if they may die. The hedge is under a walnut tree and I have heard that walnut trees can cause problems. Could this be the source of the problem and does anyone have a solution.

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  • Posted: Sat. 20th September 2008 20:36
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