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Posted by: daver55 - 10-26-2017, 06:43 PM - Forum: The Garden Room - Replies (2)

hello, guys! do u like gardening and plants? I am beginner in gardening.

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  Music for Gardeners
Posted by: notimetolose - 03-04-2017, 08:34 PM - Forum: General Chat. - Replies (13)

The Syn: Flowerman (1967)

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  Shows we're looking for
Posted by: notimetolose - 12-09-2016, 08:44 PM - Forum: General Chat. - Replies (1)

There are many shows out there that would be great to have on MG - but we haven't got them!

Maybe someone is able to help.

I'd like to start with "All Muck and Magic?". It was the first British gardening show I ever saw, back in the mid-90s on Dutch TV. It may originally have been shown on ITV or Channel 4 in the 1980s.

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  The All-Purpose Any-and-All Mags Thread
Posted by: Allan - 12-09-2016, 02:54 PM - Forum: General Chat. - Replies (19)

Hello all.  Let's see if registration sticks this time.  :-)

Does anyone have a source for issues of "MAKE" magazine?: http://www.makershed.com/collections/make-magazine

I have every issue up to #47 but nothing from 48 up.

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  TV Show News
Posted by: notimetolose - 10-28-2016, 04:31 PM - Forum: General Chat. - Replies (28)

Monty Don to do series on Islamic gardens

Daily Mirror

Speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, Monty also revealed plans for an unusual new TV series for 2017.

Asked what he was doing next, he said: “We will be starting next year a very exciting project which I am longing to do on Islamic gardens.”

Told by interviewer Anne Robinson it sounded “very PC”, he added: “You could say that or you could say it is very relevant.

"It is incredibly interesting and to go around the world visiting gardens and really try and understand. The root of all gardening as we know it stems from Islamic gardens.

“How many people in this room know about it and really understand it and celebrate the beauty of it? I certainly don’t so I can’t wait.”

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Shocked Garden Symphylan Infestation
Posted by: Meme - 10-13-2016, 08:45 PM - Forum: The Garden Room - Replies (5)

For the last 2 years, a large number of our plants have started to fail.  We don't do much spraying for pest or fungus/bacteria and sort of let nature do its thing.  It has rewarded us with an amazing new selection of wildlife that we find in our garden and don't see elsewhere very often, if at all.  If something becomes a big issue, like Japanese Beetles, we will pick as many off as we can, and then spray the target plants with Neem-based products.  It seemed to be working for us.

Well, we started noticing a few years ago, that some plants were wilting, a lot, in the heat of the day.  Being sort of new to gardening (at the time), we chalked it up to the high heat and humidity in our area - which can definitely cause this symptom.  But then those plants would sometimes fail over the winter - the same ones that wilted in the summer.  But we sort of let it slide a bit, not being sure what it was or how to go about fixing it.  And just replanted the old spots.  With plants that then would wilt, and fail.
So finally, a couple of weeks ago, we went out with a shovel and started digging the plants that weren't doing so well.  And we made a discovery.
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So has anyone encountered these before, and if so, did you find a solution?  The couple of EDU pages I've hit basically say, "till" or "fumigate", but this is a tightly packed garden, of several beds, and we protect our root zones from rodents with root-cages - tilling is not a viable option and fumigation is impractical, as well as very costly...

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Posted by: DDGarden - 09-06-2016, 02:32 PM - Forum: General Chat. - Replies (14)

Did anyone tried to access HortusTV ? It seams to have 300+ videos about gardening / horticulture. 
Is for Canada users only, and I couldn't access it by proxy, but I'm not an expert ...  Maybe you'll find something interesting there Wink

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  My litle garden
Posted by: z.radosavljevic - 08-14-2016, 02:15 PM - Forum: Pictures. - Replies (6)

Hello to everyone. I am following a few years ago site Moving Gardens. These are pictures of my little garden.
April 2016.
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and one from past autumn.  
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  "Continental" Shows - Any Interest?
Posted by: notimetolose - 08-14-2016, 10:11 AM - Forum: General Chat. - No Replies

Now that I'm through capturing the raw material for a big stack of old mags, I can find a bit of time to work on some exotic shows.

But I wonder if you folks out there are interested in them. Translating and subtitling these shows is quite a bit of work, and if you don't like them, why should I do it in the first place?

Alright, I'll post a few screenshots, and I'd like you to  tell me what you think about these shows.

Gärtnern natürlich

("Gardening Naturally" - Germany 2015/16)

This is just another gardening show with lots of practical tips, nothing really special. But it was made in my neck of the woods - one of the gardens is only a half-hour bicycle ride away.

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The show is presented by Laura Lange. She doesn't know a lot about gardening, but this man does:

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René Wadas, the "plant doc". Here he assesses the mealybug infestation of an apple tree.

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Laura and René inspect a rather murky garden pond. Of course, René has a remedy in his green bag.

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This roof garden suffers from a serious nutrient deficiency.

Maartens moestuin

("Maarten's Veggie Patch" - Netherlands 2014)

You might think that this is just an old geezer pottering around on his plot - but Maarten 't Hart is actually a scientist who wrote several books on biology. It's a very simple show - just one man and his garden and very little else. When Maarten shares his philosophy, he sometimes uses strong language - so be warned...

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Maarten inspects his fruit trees...

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...while his chickens have an unwelcome visitor.

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Bon appetit!

Trädgården på Strömsö

("The Garden on Strömsö" - Finland 2015)

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Watch this...

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...turn into this, in a gardening series from a rather unlikely country. Each episode focuses on one aspect of the garden and its progress through the season.

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Camilla and Ove are building a Nordic variation of the traditional African keyhole garden...

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...while Elisabeth and Alexandra discuss the nutritional values of homegrown fruit and veg.

So... if this is something you'd like to be added to MG, I'll get to work on it. But not right now, as there's (hopefully) still a bit of summer left...

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  Great ideea
Posted by: DDGarden - 08-14-2016, 08:14 AM - Forum: General Chat. - Replies (5)

I toked lots of ideas from all the books and gardening TV series you provided over the years. I certainly upgraded my gardening skill, too. 
Hope this forum will take us to the next level by sharing our personal experience!

I'll upload some photos from my garden, but until then I invite you to take a virtual tour of my garden:


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