Hi WonkyWomble, nice to "meet" you .
Yes, YouTube is a brilliant source for all sorts of videos and that series with Alan Titchmarsh is packed with useful advice! Unfortunately most of the videos on youtube have been uploaded by members of the public and that often causes problems about copyrights. That's why I only post links to programmes which have been uploaded by the TV stations themselves .
I saw your garden pictures on the picture thread, and I think you've done a briljant job!
I've been gardening for most of my life and I'm still learning new things every day . And I love it!
Enjoy visiting your mother today .
Here are a few series from the USA .
Morning Kleipieper thank you, that's wonderful, gardening shows are all I watch whenever I have time! I'm learning so much so having a new source of info is very handy! Thanks! I will check them out.
Thanks for the feed back on the garden also!
I'm on a low budget but would recycle anyway, its been a battle against the laziness of last owners and total neglect! Think my mother is going to make good use of me in her garden, a lot to be said for the stubborn strength!
I hope you have a lovely day with wonderful weather! I would love to see some pictures of your garden sometime
Good morning WonkyWomble, I hope your muscles don't ache too much today after yesterday's slave labour , sorry, I mean charity work .
I too have to watch the pennies , but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing when it comes to gardening . Over the years I got many of my plants from friends who for some reason wanted to get rid of them, and those plants remind me of those friends, some of whom died several years ago. To see their plants thrive and flower makes them more special than if I'd simply bought them somewhere.
I buy loads of stuff like containers and tools from our excellent local second-hand shop. It's not a charity shop, but a project from the local authorities to reduce the amount of good stuff which would otherwise end up in landfill sites. Amazing what people throw away!
I've got gorgeous Italian terra cotta pots and cast iron ones which the shop sold for only a few euros each! And the shop is only a 10 minute walk from my house, so I'm a very regular customer .
I'm not very good at taking pictures. Haven't done it for a very long time, and don't even own a camera , but may try with my phone one of these days .
Have a lovely day!
Here are links for the latest gardening programmes on the web.Great Gardening was a bit late with uploading the latest edition on YouTube. This week's episode is about garden sheds.
I've also got a programme in German and one in French today.
First the German one.
Older episodes are still available here...
And the latest episode of Jardins et Loisirs aired yesterday.
This time Luc showed how to make a planter out of a mixture of concrete and peat. In Belgium they don't seem to have any problems with using peat, but I'm sure it can be replaced with something else in the mix. In case anyone wants to have a go at making the planter, here are the instructions, in French.
Have a lovely day everyone!
Good morning everyone!
Here are the garden programmes I've found for today. First the latest episode of the Garden Gurus. This time with items about dividing plants, transplanting plants, fruits of autumn, watercress, roses and Damyang bamboo forest in Korea.
Austrian programme Natur im Garten visited an organic garden show.
You can watch the show here...
And finally a French programme. This one only airs once a month. This time some of the items are about Pieris, dahlias, pelargoniums, pruning, dicentras and strawberries.
Morning Kleipieper thank you for the video links! Come dusk hours I know what I'll be doing tonight!
Had a lovealy two days with Dove! Got so much done, very productive! Also helped her get round her garden mental block so she now has visions for future projects! I think I may be invited back!
Went to the garden centre on the way home and got a Choisya white dazzler cuz I fell for it on gardeners world! And 3 speckled white foxgloves and delphinium also 3 white ones, along with cuttings from mum, I have lots to do today!
Harrie the cat is sat on the windowsill shouting at seagulls then shouting at me to go outside! Think my second coffee may have to wait!
I don't have spare cash at all Kleipieper, that's why I reuse everything I find! With a bit of imagination and vision you can usually come up with something far more original in design, better made and individually unique, than anything bulk manufactured that you would pay a fortune for!
I look forward to hearing more about your thrifty ways! As that is exactly my style of gardening!
Hope you have a lovely day!
Good morning WonkyWomble , Great to hear that you had such a good time with your mother . And that you could give her some new ideas for her garden. Sometimes a "fresh" pair of eyes can make all the difference!
I have to admit that I don't really know why everyone seemed to get so exited after seeing that Choisya on GW. I've had two Choisya Aztec Pearl for at least 15 years and I'm seriously considering getting rid of at least one of them. They are nice when flowering, but very boring the rest of the year, and I think I'm ready for something else .
I love foxgloves, and those white ones with the little red specks inside are gorgeous . Make sure you don't take the stems out before they've set seat though, as they are only biennials.
Delphiniums are also gorgeous, but need staking because the stems break off easily in windy weather . And keep an eye out for slugs and snails, because they love delphiniums .
Hope your lovely cat didn't get too frustrated looking at gulls yesterday .
Sun is shining here . I hope it's shining in your neck of the woods too and that you'll have a lovely day !
Good morning everyone .
Here are today's link to TV programmes. First a German one which only airs every two weeks or so.
This is what's in the programme this time...
I just had a peek at the item about growing lotus flowers in large pots, and I definitely want one!!! Gorgeous!!!
I also found a programme from the US about growing vegetables.
And another American one. This one is all about irises.
And finally, in case we've still got more Dutch members on the forum, the garden programme from my regional TV station .
Have a lovely day, whatever you're doing!
Morning Kleipieper didn't get a chance to watch anything yet as got the best weather late in the day. So I made the most of it and stayed out until 8.30pm, lucky OH likes to eat late!
Beautiful and bright today so out there again!
I agree about the snails! Of only just started swishing them! But when I caught them making a hostel in my iris, I saw red!
We have large yellow slugs also but mother tells me these ones eat the little ones that eat your plants, we will see, the jury is out!
I totally fell for the Choisya but I think its cause I had nothing remotely like it in my garden, it going to hide a whole load of bathroom pipes which I'm happy about, and soften a corner by my apple tree.
I really enjoyed working at my mothers, she's a wise lady so I learnt a lot and she shouldn't have to do all the digging work, that's what you have kids for!
Its beautifully sunny here, Harrie the cat is on her window seat cushion and her friend Flatface is looking up at the window like Romeo! Best drink my coffee and get out there!
Counted 16 gladiola spears coming through yesterday! Exciting! Never grown them before!
Have a lovely day! Hope you have great weather!