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Post  IrishDigger on 7/20/2013, 9:36 pm

I was an avid viewer of the ABC's Gardening Australia when it was presented by Peter Cundall but since his retirement I am watching it less and less.

Not too impressed by the 'Bearded One'

Any comments, or is it just me?

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Post  murarrie25 on 7/20/2013, 10:46 pm

Bearded One OK but a lot of the stories not that interesting and not enough on food plants like vegetable growing .
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Post  IrishDigger on 2/14/2015, 8:43 pm

This lady certainly knows what she's about,

Backyard Gardening

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Post  IrishDigger on 6/5/2015, 8:31 pm

murarrie25 wrote:Bearded One OK but a lot of the stories not that interesting and not enough on food plants like vegetable growing .
I have received a lot of good gardening tips from this bloke,

http://vasilisgarden.com/
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Post  sanderson on 6/5/2015, 9:01 pm

Hi Irish Digger! happy hi

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Post  IrishDigger on 1/4/2017, 6:15 pm

Still gardening in The Land Down Under, need to get out more in the morning as it is getting too hot in the afternoon.

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Post  sanderson on 1/4/2017, 6:36 pm

Hi there! happy hi Can you post some photos for us sun and warmth starved people? We always appreciate when to Southern Hemisphere folks post photos.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/4/2017, 7:55 pm

sanderson wrote:Hi there!  happy hi  Can you post some photos for us sun and warmth starved people?  We always appreciate when to Southern Hemisphere folks post photos.
Hey dude!  Yes, we need some inspiration!   sunny
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Post  IrishDigger on 1/17/2017, 3:07 am

No gardening today - 38 C degrees in my backyard. 

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Post  sanderson on 1/17/2017, 1:02 pm

Shocked But you are supposed to be in summer. . .

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Post  trolleydriver on 1/17/2017, 1:34 pm

sanderson wrote:Shocked  But you are supposed to be in summer. . .
I think that was +38C not -38C.  Smile

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Re: Gardening Australia

Post  IrishDigger on 1/17/2017, 5:02 pm

trolleydriver wrote:
sanderson wrote:Shocked  But you are supposed to be in summer. . .
I think that was +38C not -38C.  Smile
Ooops, yes indeed, it appears as a minus, the temp was 38 degrees C but thankfully today it's down to 25.

Nothing much on today in the garden.

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Post  sanderson on 1/17/2017, 7:33 pm

Embarassed ye olde metric system . . .

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/17/2017, 9:46 pm

sanderson wrote:Embarassed  ye olde metric system . . .
This is how long I have been a nurse!  Medicine has been metric for many decades, with the notable exception of temperatures!   (Why?). Well, I worked in the mid 80s in a PICU and we were all metric (academia, it is ok).   That was the push...we always do it for weights and measures.  

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Degrees Celcius x 9 divided by 5 plus 32  = Fahrenheit. 
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Times 9 divided by 5 plus 32.  

Yeah!  You guys were smokin!  100!  I would not be working out there either!
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Post  IrishDigger on 1/17/2017, 10:01 pm

sanderson wrote:Embarassed  ye olde metric system . . .
In Australia between 1970 and 1988, imperial units were withdrawn from general legal use and replaced with SI metric units, facilitated through legislation and government agencies.

I guess I'm fully converted except perhaps in measurement where I still relate to feet and inches and a typical example would be in following the instructions in planting seeds/seedlings where the distances are given in centimetres.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

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sanderson wrote:Embarassed  ye olde metric system . . .
In Australia between 1970 and 1988, imperial units were withdrawn from general legal use and replaced with SI metric units, facilitated through legislation and government agencies.

I guess I'm fully converted except perhaps in measurement where I still relate to feet and inches and a typical example would be in following the instructions in planting seeds/seedlings where the distances are given in centimetres.
Yep!  All in!
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