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#1: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-06 13:50:57 by osterley

Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
relatively knowledgable gardeners ?


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#2: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-06 16:49:58 by penance

osterley Wrote:
> Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
> relatively knowledgable gardeners ?


Alan Titchmarsh.


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#3: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-06 20:13:01 by Pam Moore

On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 11:50:57 +0000, osterley
&lt;<a href="mailto:osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt;
&gt;Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt;relatively knowledgable gardeners ?

The actress who has been in Coronation Street and Last of the summer
wine.

Pam in Bristol

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#4: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-06 20:50:22 by angelahowie

&quot;osterley&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk..." target="_blank">osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk...</a>
&gt;
&gt; Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt; relatively knowledgable gardeners ?
&gt;
&gt;
Kim (still reasonably phwoooar in the right light) Wilde

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#5: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-06 21:47:34 by shazzbat

&quot;Pam Moore&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:NOSpam.moore&#64;NOSPAMvirgin.net" target="_blank">NOSpam.moore&#64;NOSPAMvirgin.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:jokqa2tu9kpi6j321a5112cp3mjt4mbnlj&#64;4ax.com..." target="_blank">jokqa2tu9kpi6j321a5112cp3mjt4mbnlj&#64;4ax.com...</a>
&gt; On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 11:50:57 +0000, osterley
&gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt;&gt;relatively knowledgable gardeners ?
&gt;
Kim Wilde.
Cliff Richard.
Prince Charles.

Steve

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#6: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-08 01:05:35 by Sena

<a href="mailto:penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a> said...
&gt;
&gt; osterley Wrote:
&gt; &gt; Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt; &gt; relatively knowledgable gardeners ?
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Alan Titchmarsh.
&gt;
Charlie Dimmock.

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#7: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-08 01:24:27 by Sena

<a href="mailto:shazzbat&#64;spamlessness.fsnet.co.uk" target="_blank">shazzbat&#64;spamlessness.fsnet.co.uk</a> said...
&gt;
&gt; &quot;Pam Moore&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:NOSpam.moore&#64;NOSPAMvirgin.net" target="_blank">NOSpam.moore&#64;NOSPAMvirgin.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:jokqa2tu9kpi6j321a5112cp3mjt4mbnlj&#64;4ax.com..." target="_blank">jokqa2tu9kpi6j321a5112cp3mjt4mbnlj&#64;4ax.com...</a>
&gt; &gt; On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 11:50:57 +0000, osterley
&gt; &gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">osterley.2aj1k1&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt;Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt; &gt;&gt;relatively knowledgable gardeners ?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; Kim Wilde.
&gt; Cliff Richard.
&gt; Prince Charles.
&gt;
Hannah Gordon
Joanna Lumley
Antony Worrall Thompson
David Bellamy
Raymond Blanc
Bill Oddie
Julian Pettifer

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#8: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-11 16:36:14 by Janet Tweedy

In article &lt;<a href="mailto:MPG.1f18fd88d95a181998b804&#64;news.individual.net" target="_blank">MPG.1f18fd88d95a181998b804&#64;news.individual.net</a>&gt;, Sena
&lt;<a href="mailto:arjfatcymoeddorguk&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">arjfatcymoeddorguk&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt; writes

&gt;Hannah Gordon
&gt;Joanna Lumley
&gt;Antony Worrall Thompson
&gt;David Bellamy
&gt;Raymond Blanc
&gt;Bill Oddie
&gt;Julian Pettifer
&gt;



Penelope Keith
also

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#9: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-11 18:45:13 by Sacha

On 11/7/06 15:36, in article <a href="mailto:gZVoYXCed7sEFwfj&#64;ukonline.co.uk" target="_blank">gZVoYXCed7sEFwfj&#64;ukonline.co.uk</a>, &quot;Janet Tweedy&quot;
&lt;<a href="mailto:jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk" target="_blank">jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; In article &lt;<a href="mailto:MPG.1f18fd88d95a181998b804&#64;news.individual.net" target="_blank">MPG.1f18fd88d95a181998b804&#64;news.individual.net</a>&gt;, Sena
&gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:arjfatcymoeddorguk&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">arjfatcymoeddorguk&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt; writes
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Hannah Gordon
&gt;&gt; Joanna Lumley
&gt;&gt; Antony Worrall Thompson
&gt;&gt; David Bellamy
&gt;&gt; Raymond Blanc
&gt;&gt; Bill Oddie
&gt;&gt; Julian Pettifer
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Penelope Keith
&gt; also
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://www.wildaboutgardens.org/Community/Celebrities/" target="_blank">http://www.wildaboutgardens.org/Community/Celebrities/</a>

Princess Michael of Kent
The Prince of Wales
Roy Strong
Susan Hampshire


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#10: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-11 19:41:38 by Broadback

Sean wrote:
&gt; <a href="mailto:penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a> said...
&gt;&gt; osterley Wrote:
&gt;&gt;&gt; Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt;&gt;&gt; relatively knowledgable gardeners ?
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Alan Titchmarsh.
&gt;&gt;
&gt; Charlie Dimmock.
&gt;
Ah, but how many of these actually garden, personally I cannot see the
&quot;Prince of Wales&quot; double digging, can you?

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#11: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-11 19:51:52 by Sacha

On 11/7/06 18:41, in article <a href="mailto:4hi66jF1rh43dU2&#64;individual.net" target="_blank">4hi66jF1rh43dU2&#64;individual.net</a>, &quot;Broadback&quot;
&lt;<a href="mailto:wen&#64;towill.plus.com" target="_blank">wen&#64;towill.plus.com</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; Sean wrote:
&gt;&gt; <a href="mailto:penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a> said...
&gt;&gt;&gt; osterley Wrote:
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; relatively knowledgable gardeners ?
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; Alan Titchmarsh.
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Charlie Dimmock.
&gt;&gt;
&gt; Ah, but how many of these actually garden, personally I cannot see the
&gt; &quot;Prince of Wales&quot; double digging, can you?

Yes. Apparently he does. Like his ancestor, the Duke of Windsor, he finds
gardening very relaxing, which is why he had an eye injury from a branch
which whipped backwards!
BTW, I'm curious as to why Osterley has chosen that nom de net?
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#12: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-11 23:30:57 by mike_lyle_uk

Sacha wrote:
&gt; On 11/7/06 18:41, in article <a href="mailto:4hi66jF1rh43dU2&#64;individual.net" target="_blank">4hi66jF1rh43dU2&#64;individual.net</a>, &quot;Broadback&quot;
&gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:wen&#64;towill.plus.com" target="_blank">wen&#64;towill.plus.com</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; Sean wrote:
&gt; &gt;&gt; <a href="mailto:penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a> said...
&gt; &gt;&gt;&gt; osterley Wrote:
&gt; &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt; &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; relatively knowledgable gardeners ?
&gt; &gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt;&gt; Alan Titchmarsh.
&gt; &gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; Charlie Dimmock.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt; Ah, but how many of these actually garden, personally I cannot see the
&gt; &gt; &quot;Prince of Wales&quot; double digging, can you?
&gt;
&gt; Yes. Apparently he does. Like his ancestor, the Duke of Windsor, he finds
&gt; gardening very relaxing, which is why he had an eye injury from a branch
&gt; which whipped backwards!
&gt; BTW, I'm curious as to why Osterley has chosen that nom de net?

In the direct line to Prince Charles, his grandfather KG6 was a
hands-on gardener: had the poor devil not had to become king
unexpectedly, I understand he'd have been perfectly content to live out
his life with his garden and his stamp collection, and I think the Q
Mum believed he'd have lived a lot longer. The family has a bit of a
tradition, I think: Q Victoria's children worked in the garden, and
were duly paid for it by the head gardener -- I think that was the
practical Albert influence, as German royals had a tradition of being
apprenticed to trades.

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#13: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-11 23:56:01 by Sacha

On 11/7/06 22:30, in article
<a href="mailto:1152653457.152580.65240&#64;b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1152653457.152580.65240&#64;b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com</a>, &quot;Mike Lyle&quot;
&lt;<a href="mailto:mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk" target="_blank">mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt;
&gt; Sacha wrote:
&gt;&gt; On 11/7/06 18:41, in article <a href="mailto:4hi66jF1rh43dU2&#64;individual.net" target="_blank">4hi66jF1rh43dU2&#64;individual.net</a>, &quot;Broadback&quot;
&gt;&gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:wen&#64;towill.plus.com" target="_blank">wen&#64;towill.plus.com</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; Sean wrote:
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="mailto:penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk" target="_blank">penance.2aji7y&#64;gardenbanter.co.uk</a> said...
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; osterley Wrote:
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Does anyone know of any comedians or celebrities who are keen and
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; relatively knowledgable gardeners ?
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Alan Titchmarsh.
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Charlie Dimmock.
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; Ah, but how many of these actually garden, personally I cannot see the
&gt;&gt;&gt; &quot;Prince of Wales&quot; double digging, can you?
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Yes. Apparently he does. Like his ancestor, the Duke of Windsor, he finds
&gt;&gt; gardening very relaxing, which is why he had an eye injury from a branch
&gt;&gt; which whipped backwards!
&gt;&gt; BTW, I'm curious as to why Osterley has chosen that nom de net?
&gt;
&gt; In the direct line to Prince Charles, his grandfather KG6 was a
&gt; hands-on gardener: had the poor devil not had to become king
&gt; unexpectedly, I understand he'd have been perfectly content to live out
&gt; his life with his garden and his stamp collection, and I think the Q
&gt; Mum believed he'd have lived a lot longer. The family has a bit of a
&gt; tradition, I think: Q Victoria's children worked in the garden, and
&gt; were duly paid for it by the head gardener -- I think that was the
&gt; practical Albert influence, as German royals had a tradition of being
&gt; apprenticed to trades.

The late Queen Mary used to take our present Queen around the various royal
palaces, tearing down ivy, apparently. She had a 'thing' about it and
really loathed it, so it was a bit of a mission!
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#14: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-12 16:12:57 by La puce

Sacha wrote:
&gt; Yes. Apparently he does. Like his ancestor, the Duke of Windsor, he finds
&gt; gardening very relaxing, which is why he had an eye injury from a branch
&gt; which whipped backwards!

Hmmm... I've never got whipped by a branch whilst double digging ;o)
But yes, he's really hands on. A friend knows him and he says that he
really does muck in the garden. His knowledge also is amazing.

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#15: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-14 13:23:53 by Janet Tweedy

In article &lt;C0D9A3C8.33CBD%<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;, Sacha &lt;<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;
writes
&gt;
&gt;Yes. Apparently he does. Like his ancestor, the Duke of Windsor,

Oh dear.................
:)

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#16: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-14 13:43:01 by Sacha

On 14/7/06 12:23, in article <a href="mailto:omRaXuMJ73tEFwVE&#64;ukonline.co.uk" target="_blank">omRaXuMJ73tEFwVE&#64;ukonline.co.uk</a>, &quot;Janet Tweedy&quot;
&lt;<a href="mailto:jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk" target="_blank">jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; In article &lt;C0D9A3C8.33CBD%<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;, Sacha &lt;<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;
&gt; writes
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Yes. Apparently he does. Like his ancestor, the Duke of Windsor,
&gt;
&gt; Oh dear.................
&gt; :)

I've often thought it was the Duke's only saving grace...... ;-)
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#17: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-14 22:07:43 by Janet Tweedy

In article &lt;C0DD41D5.3405A%<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;, Sacha &lt;<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;
writes

&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; Yes. Apparently he does. Like his ancestor, the Duke of Windsor,
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Oh dear.................
&gt;&gt; :)
&gt;
&gt;I've often thought it was the Duke's only saving grace...... ;-)


Well yes and possibly both of them would have been told what to plant
where, by their wives :)

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#18: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-15 13:07:17 by Sacha

On 14/7/06 21:07, in article OOwTNCPPm$<a href="mailto:tEFwyY&#64;ukonline.co.uk" target="_blank">tEFwyY&#64;ukonline.co.uk</a>, &quot;Janet Tweedy&quot;
&lt;<a href="mailto:jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk" target="_blank">jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; In article &lt;C0DD41D5.3405A%<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;, Sacha &lt;<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;
&gt; writes
&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Yes. Apparently he does. Like his ancestor, the Duke of Windsor,
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; Oh dear.................
&gt;&gt;&gt; :)
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; I've often thought it was the Duke's only saving grace...... ;-)
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Well yes and possibly both of them would have been told what to plant
&gt; where, by their wives :)

The Duke, perhaps but not the Prince, I believe. He's extremely keen on his
garden and doesn't take much, if any, 'telling' from anyone. Some
commentators think that's a bit of a pity in certain areas... ;-)
When Ray went he didn't rave about it but thought bits of it, e.g. the veg
garden were very good. However, he said that there were way too many pots
and urns about the place. Apparently HRH is pretty keen on amphorae and so
people keep giving them to him, so he then has to find somewhere to put
them!
Can't remember if I told urg the story about the poor man who designed the
fish pond. He was called back over and over again to investigate why the
level in the pond kept dropping and couldn't find a leak anywhere to
explain it. Eventually, one of the gardeners saw him, sitting there,
racking his brains one morning and asked what was the matter. The designer
explained and the gardener said &quot;Oh, that's easy. We dip our cans in it
every day to water all the pots........&quot; ;-)
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#19: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-16 12:57:01 by Janet Tweedy

In article &lt;C0DE8AF5.3416F%<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;, Sacha &lt;<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;
writes
&gt; &quot;Oh, that's easy. We dip our cans in it
&gt;every day to water all the pots........&quot; ;-)

Actually I'm finding that it's easier to water stuff in opts than in the
ground. The stuff in pots (potted up cuttings and a couple of
decorative stuff) can be watered exactly at the base though they do dry
out of course. However water on the stuff in the ground seems to
dissipate rapidly around the plant! I've even made a sort of dam with
the earth around a few special plants to hold the water there whilst it
drains.
Have now got the water siphon thing as advertised on gardeners world but
trying to get the suction held end to stick to the bottom of the
350litre water barrel might be a problem without actually falling in !

Janet
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#20: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-16 13:25:22 by michael adams

&quot;Janet Tweedy&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk" target="_blank">jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:vyvbypF9thuEFwtI&#64;ukonline.co.uk..." target="_blank">vyvbypF9thuEFwtI&#64;ukonline.co.uk...</a>
&gt; In article &lt;C0DE8AF5.3416F%<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;, Sacha &lt;<a href="mailto:sacha&#64;privacy.net" target="_blank">sacha&#64;privacy.net</a>&gt;
&gt; writes
&gt; &gt; &quot;Oh, that's easy. We dip our cans in it
&gt; &gt;every day to water all the pots........&quot; ;-)
&gt;
&gt; Actually I'm finding that it's easier to water stuff in opts than in the
&gt; ground. The stuff in pots (potted up cuttings and a couple of
&gt; decorative stuff) can be watered exactly at the base though they do dry
&gt; out of course. However water on the stuff in the ground seems to
&gt; dissipate rapidly around the plant! I've even made a sort of dam with
&gt; the earth around a few special plants to hold the water there whilst it
&gt; drains.
&gt; Have now got the water siphon thing as advertised on gardeners world but
&gt; trying to get the suction held end to stick to the bottom of the
&gt; 350litre water barrel might be a problem without actually falling in !


Have you tried tying it to a brick or half-brick, and lowering
it in ?


michael adams

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#21: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-17 21:08:58 by mike_lyle_uk

michael adams wrote:
&gt; &quot;Janet Tweedy&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk" target="_blank">jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote in message
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:vyvbypF9thuEFwtI&#64;ukonline.co.uk..." target="_blank">vyvbypF9thuEFwtI&#64;ukonline.co.uk...</a>
[...]
&gt; &gt; Have now got the water siphon thing as advertised on gardeners world but
&gt; &gt; trying to get the suction held end to stick to the bottom of the
&gt; &gt; 350litre water barrel might be a problem without actually falling in !
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Have you tried tying it to a brick or half-brick, and lowering
&gt; it in ?

And of course you can quickly fill any old hose with a jug or something
as long as there's a plug in the other end, then get the attached brick
to sink it before the siphon effect breaks. The siphon probably won't
break, but you may need to learn a knack. Probably no need to buy
things, even with a 300-l container (do I sense one of those big black
orange juice jobs?)

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#22: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-21 01:05:15 by Janet Tweedy

In article &lt;<a href="mailto:4hum0jF1b115U1&#64;individual.net" target="_blank">4hum0jF1b115U1&#64;individual.net</a>&gt;, michael adams
&lt;<a href="mailto:mjadams26&#64;onetel.net.uk" target="_blank">mjadams26&#64;onetel.net.uk</a>&gt; writes
&gt;
&gt;Have you tried tying it to a brick or half-brick, and lowering
&gt;it in ?
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;michael adams

It has a sort of plunger on the end which has to be pushed against the
bottom of the bath or container to make it stick there whilst the
siphoning goes on.

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#23: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-21 01:07:01 by Janet Tweedy

In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1153163338.709450.74370&#64;b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1153163338.709450.74370&#64;b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;, Mike
Lyle &lt;<a href="mailto:mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk" target="_blank">mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk</a>&gt; writes

&gt;And of course you can quickly fill any old hose with a jug or something
&gt;as long as there's a plug in the other end, then get the attached brick
&gt;to sink it before the siphon effect breaks. The siphon probably won't
&gt;break, but you may need to learn a knack. Probably no need to buy
&gt;things, even with a 300-l container (do I sense one of those big black
&gt;orange juice jobs?)
&gt;


Ah but I bought it for the bath water primarily and am trying to work
out whether it will be legal if I continue to fill the bath with water
whilst siphoning it through the hose as technically I am not watering
the plants from a direct water source.
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#24: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-21 13:49:25 by mike_lyle_uk

Janet Tweedy wrote:
&gt; In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1153163338.709450.74370&#64;b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1153163338.709450.74370&#64;b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;, Mike
&gt; Lyle &lt;<a href="mailto:mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk" target="_blank">mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk</a>&gt; writes
&gt;
&gt; &gt;And of course you can quickly fill any old hose with a jug or something
&gt; &gt;as long as there's a plug in the other end, then get the attached brick
&gt; &gt;to sink it before the siphon effect breaks. The siphon probably won't
&gt; &gt;break, but you may need to learn a knack. Probably no need to buy
&gt; &gt;things, even with a 300-l container (do I sense one of those big black
&gt; &gt;orange juice jobs?)
&gt; &gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Ah but I bought it for the bath water primarily and am trying to work
&gt; out whether it will be legal if I continue to fill the bath with water
&gt; whilst siphoning it through the hose as technically I am not watering
&gt; the plants from a direct water source.

That sounds like a case for a phrase I used to hear a lot at school (I
can't imagine why): &quot;the spirit of the law, not the letter.&quot; It's an
open question whether 'tis more traditionally British to play it like a
gentleman, or to find a crafty way of saying &quot;up yours&quot; to the
officers. I think the latter probably wins statistically.

Your bath won't like the masculine caress of a brick: a plastic bottle
or jar full of water and stones might be kinder. (I have a horror of
glass bottles in bathrooms.)

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Mike.

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#25: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-21 14:01:20 by Sacha

On 21/7/06 12:49, in article
<a href="mailto:1153482565.057070.261490&#64;p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1153482565.057070.261490&#64;p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com</a>, &quot;Mike Lyle&quot;
&lt;<a href="mailto:mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk" target="_blank">mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote:

&lt;snip&gt;
&gt; (I have a horror of
&gt; glass bottles in bathrooms.)

You'd be very unhappy in ours. It has a glass 'Poison' bottle in it. ;-)
Admittedly it's old and empty and set well back in a niche but might be
enough to give you a frisson!

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www.hillhousenursery.co.uk
South Devon
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#26: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-21 14:05:36 by Rupert

&quot;Mike Lyle&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk" target="_blank">mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:1153482565.057070.261490&#64;p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com..." target="_blank">1153482565.057070.261490&#64;p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com...</a>
&gt;
&gt; Janet Tweedy wrote:
&gt;&gt; In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1153163338.709450.74370&#64;b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1153163338.709450.74370&#64;b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;, Mike
&gt;&gt; Lyle &lt;<a href="mailto:mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk" target="_blank">mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk</a>&gt; writes
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;And of course you can quickly fill any old hose with a jug or something
&gt;&gt; &gt;as long as there's a plug in the other end, then get the attached brick
&gt;&gt; &gt;to sink it before the siphon effect breaks. The siphon probably won't
&gt;&gt; &gt;break, but you may need to learn a knack. Probably no need to buy
&gt;&gt; &gt;things, even with a 300-l container (do I sense one of those big black
&gt;&gt; &gt;orange juice jobs?)
&gt;&gt; &gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Ah but I bought it for the bath water primarily and am trying to work
&gt;&gt; out whether it will be legal if I continue to fill the bath with water
&gt;&gt; whilst siphoning it through the hose as technically I am not watering
&gt;&gt; the plants from a direct water source.
&gt;
&gt; That sounds like a case for a phrase I used to hear a lot at school (I
&gt; can't imagine why): &quot;the spirit of the law, not the letter.&quot; It's an
&gt; open question whether 'tis more traditionally British to play it like a
&gt; gentleman, or to find a crafty way of saying &quot;up yours&quot; to the
&gt; officers. I think the latter probably wins statistically.
&gt;
&gt; Your bath won't like the masculine caress of a brick: a plastic bottle
&gt; or jar full of water and stones might be kinder. (I have a horror of
&gt; glass bottles in bathrooms.)
&gt;
&gt; --
&gt; Mike.
&gt;

What matters most is to appear to be playing the game.
In Janet's case I would just attach the hose to the bath tap.

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#27: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:24:04 by Janet Tweedy

In article &lt;<a href="mailto:1153482565.057070.261490&#64;p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com" target="_blank">1153482565.057070.261490&#64;p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com</a>&gt;, Mike
Lyle &lt;<a href="mailto:mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk" target="_blank">mike_lyle_uk&#64;yahoo.co.uk</a>&gt; writes
&gt;That sounds like a case for a phrase I used to hear a lot at school (I
&gt;can't imagine why): &quot;the spirit of the law, not the letter.&quot; It's an
&gt;open question whether 'tis more traditionally British to play it like a
&gt;gentleman, or to find a crafty way of saying &quot;up yours&quot; to the
&gt;officers. I think the latter probably wins statistically.
&gt;
&gt;Your bath won't like the masculine caress of a brick: a plastic bottle
&gt;or jar full of water and stones might be kinder. (I have a horror of
&gt;glass bottles in bathrooms.)
&gt;


Ah it has a plunger on the end which sticks like glue to the bottom of
the bath and has a safety inlet about 4 inches above the bottom of the
bath so that the hose won't run dry but just stops with some water left
in. Seems to work quite well though doesn't exactly gush out of the end
of the hose! Better for waterering small areas and leaving to soak in
than trying to water pots etc as you have to stand for a while until
they are soaked:)

Janet
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#28: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:26:18 by Janet Tweedy

In article &lt;<a href="mailto:44c0c313&#64;212.67.96.135" target="_blank">44c0c313&#64;212.67.96.135</a>&gt;, &quot;Rupert (W.Yorkshire)&quot;
&lt;<a href="mailto:reply&#64;newsgroups.com" target="_blank">reply&#64;newsgroups.com</a>&gt; writes

&gt;What matters most is to appear to be playing the game.
&gt;In Janet's case I would just attach the hose to the bath tap.
&gt;
&gt;

Can't so that Rupert as I do like to obey a law if possibly can. If I
didn't I would have this idea that a big arrow is pointing to me like in
the lottery adverts, indicating that I am somehow flouting regulations
:)

Janet
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#29: Re: Celebrities who garden ?

Posted on 2006-07-22 01:53:29 by Rupert

&quot;Janet Tweedy&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk" target="_blank">jan&#64;lancedal.demon.co.uk</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:<a href="mailto:Sy8UCtHKxRwEFwa6&#64;ukonline.co.uk..." target="_blank">Sy8UCtHKxRwEFwa6&#64;ukonline.co.uk...</a>
&gt; In article &lt;<a href="mailto:44c0c313&#64;212.67.96.135" target="_blank">44c0c313&#64;212.67.96.135</a>&gt;, &quot;Rupert (W.Yorkshire)&quot;
&gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:reply&#64;newsgroups.com" target="_blank">reply&#64;newsgroups.com</a>&gt; writes
&gt;
&gt;&gt;What matters most is to appear to be playing the game.
&gt;&gt;In Janet's case I would just attach the hose to the bath tap.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Can't so that Rupert as I do like to obey a law if possibly can. If I
&gt; didn't I would have this idea that a big arrow is pointing to me like in
&gt; the lottery adverts, indicating that I am somehow flouting regulations :)
&gt;
&gt; Janet
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&gt; Dalmatian Telegraph
&gt; <a href="http://www.lancedal.demon.co.uk" target="_blank">http://www.lancedal.demon.co.uk</a>

Good on you Janet. You shall have a halo over your head:-)
Never really thought about the things that Water Companies say as being Law.
I hope everyone else adopts your socially responsible attitude.

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