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I would like to live in Monty Dons garden!!!!!🌿



  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    B3 said:
    I had a look . Most of the jewellery would appeal to my mum. It is quite nice in an old-fashioned way but I find these 'maggots ' disturbing and I'm having trouble unseeing them

    Oohh, yuk!   And now so am I!!    Thanks very much🙁
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,710
    maybe imagine them as caterpillars and not maggots?
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818
    Oh yes, chomping on the plants instead of dead meat.  Lovely.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,710
    at least they turn into butterflies and not bluebottles. 
    I know I'm clutching at straws
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    Or just see them as jewellery? Don't like them much, but there's not a great deal of 80s style I like now, apart from hip-hop perhaps. I do generally like creature jewellery though - I have bird earrings, peapod earrings, and a lizard brooch etc. Maggots / caterpillars would fit in quite well :)
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 705
    I would prefer Adam Frost’s garden. Feels more like a family garden, and at the same time kind of fancier. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,047
    When Monty digs a hole to plant something you have to remember that he buys in lorry loads of compost, if we could afford that I’m sure our ground would be good too.
    mine is getting close to that, but the weather and altitude holds some plants back, not so this year though, the early warmth and lots of spring rain have worked marvels. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I'd love to know were he got that lovely watering can from, the one with the very fine rose which he uses to water all his seedlings etc. 
    There you go: watercan envy 💚

    You can buy fine roses to fit on almost any watering can. Job done. And as an aside, I did buy a few years ago a Hawes watering can at an eye watering price. No better or worse than the £2.99 ones out of the discount shops!! 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Obelixx said:
       I shall content myself with working out how to conjour up a serious potting bench instead.  At the mo I have one of those wee aluminium jobbies in the PT and an old table under an outside shelter at the back of the house.   The former is not conducive to doing much more than sowing seeds and pricking out seedlings.  The latter is barely big enough for potting on 3" pots.

    I need something bigger.........
    A big sheet of marine ply screwed to your existing table will give you all the room you need. And cheaply. If it is undercover, you can use chipboard/mdf etc which will be even cheaper.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,047
    I’ve put a gro bag Tray on my bench.  You can get pots, pile of compost and seed trays in there. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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