Good morning WonkyWomble , this thread does not mean that you have to watch the stuff . It's only a bit of fun, in case anyone on the forum wants to watch something and can't find anything interesting on TV. Sometimes people complain that there is too little gardening to watch, but at the moment the BBC has plenty .
Yes, I can see that the Choisya is a good choice to hide things like pipes, and it is a pretty plant. It's just that after over 15 years I'm beginning to find mine a bit boring .
Have you got many irisis, or just one? Mine don't usually suffer too much from slugs.
I love irises and got quite a few of them. From tiny yellow ones to various colours of bearded iris, iris sibirica, and Japanese irises and yellow flag ones near the pond . They can become slightly addictive, but I seem to have the same problem with other plants, like peonies and michaelmas daisies .
I hope that "Romeo" Flatface didn't decide to serenade Harry yesterday .
I've never grown gladioli either, but am tempted to try some of the small species ones next year .
Public holiday here and the weather is supposed to be good again, although it's cloudy at the moment. I think some gardening is on the menu for today because the weeds are growing like mad .
Hope you'll have a lovely day, with lots of sunshine!
Good morning everyone ,
I haven't found any interesting new programmes today, but Great Dixter has its own channel on YouTube.
One of the things they've go on it is the documentary about Christopher Lloyd which Alan Tichmarsh made a few years ago.
Pity that they've cut it into several bits, but still nice to watch .
Here are the links...
Enjoy , and have a lovely day, whatever you're doing !
Morning Kleipieper public holiday! Lovely! With great weather too, lucky you, make the most of it!
My little iris collection started with a friend of mine giving me some of her fathers. He used to breed different types, so I have a couple that some folks don't know of and my mother Dovefromabove has been stalking one in particular called a Boxford spice, soft yellow and rust coloured, very tall and majestic with plenty of blooms. They are quite splendid and another cream coloured with speckled lilac edging. They are in bud at the moment, I will take some pictures as soon as they flower and upload them. they will need thinning out after flowering so may be a couple going spare
Romeo Flatface is waiting in the shed for Harrie and I so we best get on! Hope you have a lovely day!
Good morning WonkyWomble Yes, yesterday was a great day for gardening. Got rid of loads of weeds and the veggies are growing nicely. Now all I have to do during the weekend is sow the beans and more weeding .
Nice that you got such rare irises from your friend . I can imagine that you're keen to keep the slugs of those ! I can't wait to see pictures once they're in flower ! Thanks for the hint that there may be a few spare ones at some point , but I live all the way in The Netherlands and that would make things a bit more complicated, and expensive. And I've aleady got quite a collection .
I hope you'll have a lovely day, and good weather!
Good morning everyone
Today's links are for the Mid American Gardener. This is what's in this episode...
Sandy Mason and panelists Phil Nixon, Kay Carnes, and Bill Vander Weit answer your emails and phone calls. They cover topics ranging from pinching your mum’s mothballs when planting to dealing with ground dwelling bees.
And the latest edition of Silence, ça pousse!
Have a great day everyone!
Today there's the new episode of the German garden programme Grünzeug to watch. This time with a visit to a garden show, an item about plants in containers and wild members of the brassica family.
And from around 12.00 the latest episode of Gardening Australia should be available for downloading.
This is what's in it..
Release the Chooks!: Costa revisits the Gordons to help them explore what chickens will make perfect new additions to their family flock. FAQ'S: Jane's got advice on the best time to transplant trees and shrubs, and Jerry solves one of the backyard citrus grower's greatest mysteries - why do citrus drop their fruit? Bang for Your Buck: Josh is showing how to grow some of the most abundant and easy home vegetables, including spuds, onions and garlic. Beautiful Buddlejas: Sophie profiles one of her favourite and most beautiful groups of plants in her garden - the buddlejas. It's Show Time: Tino takes his giant pumpkin to the big weigh in and explores what else the Bream Creek Show has to offer.
Have a lovely Saturday!
On Sundays there seem to be far fewer new episodes of garden programmes on the web than on other days ...
But I've still got a few links to slightly older bits.
First Penelope Hobhouse in conversation with her son about her life and work. This took place in December 2014.
And German broadcaster Deutsche Welle often has short garden-related clips in its programmes. And they have an English version .
First two clips about this year's German garden show BUGA.
One about a new addition to the gardens of the palace of Versailles.
One about this year's theme at the Keukenhof here in The Netherlands...
And finally a clip about garden gnomes .
Have a lovely Sunday!
Today there are several nice new episodes of garden programmes to watch on the web .
First the Austrian Natur im Garten. They visited a garden in Oststeiermark with a pond which also doubles as a swimming pool. The garden also has a large collection of daylillies and about 40 different magnolias.
German garden programme MDR Garten has the following ... Native orchids, Azaleas, spades, strawberries, peppers etc.
And the Belgian Jardins et Loisirs has also put the latest edition on the web .
They visited various gardens, and have a gorgeous clematis!
Have a lovely day, whatever you're doing!
Good morning WillDB , Thanks for that! I hadn't seen that clip yet. I usually only search for longer ones, but this definitely has entertainment value . Amazing what you can find on YouTube!