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Does anyone here buy Gardening Magazines?
Thu 19-Jul-12
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Toffeeapple
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Tis those blumming gremlins I 'spect.  

Back to garden mags...

I'll try that again!

Thu 19-Jul-12
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No idea, ladies. 

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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No, bless you - we know that.  Joke!  big_hug

I'll try that again!

Thu 19-Jul-12
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Aly said:

Occasionally gardeners world but the price here is silly. I subscribe to practical poultry at the moment

Danny said:

We get the Kitchen Garden. Subscribed after the editor Steve Ott came to ours to do a photoshoot about Fiona.

That wasn't what prompted us to get it. It's simply the only magazine of its type that I found really interesting and a good read – and I am not a gardening enthusiast, so that's saying something. 

F also gets Country Living every month, one of our few "luxury" spends these days. Excellent Throne Room library material. ok

It's the only one I read as well. Mainly because they cover AGM trials and they also do the articles about growing MASSIVE veg!

 

Also all the women in it don't have broken necks...

Thu 19-Jul-12
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Toffeeapple said:

No, bless you - we know that.  Joke!  big_hug

You can blame me if you want. I'm responsible for most of the internet. 🙂

Thu 19-Jul-12
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Hattie said:

 

Gosh I sound like a grumpy old woman…..sorry about that !!   big_laugh 

You sound Scottish! And there's nowt wrong with that!

Thu 19-Jul-12
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brightspark said:

Used to have Gardener's World, but I guess Danny you must be right (cheapskates) - I can't see the point of them now, and as Hattie says anything you need to know is online anyway.

Easier to find things online, too ..

I dunno. I learnt about Offenham cabbages last year to grow over winter. And they're still in the ground, and they're still growing!

Thu 19-Jul-12
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Could you have discovered that online? Or not?

Thinking about it, perhaps you mean that you wouldn't have known about them if it hadn't been for the magazine - is that what you're saying?

It's all down to personal choice - I love having magazines to look through, and then I end up with mountains of magazines that I don't like to throw in case they have something in them that I may need in the future.

Bit of a magpie, me ........  laugh

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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brightspark said:

Could you have discovered that online? Or not?

 

I had no idea about Spring Cabbages till i read the article. And now I have produce all year. It was a bit of an eye opener. 🙂

 

I'm planning a post later this week which will cover Offenhams. (Which are still growing after being sown last August!)

Thu 19-Jul-12
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I've never bought a garden magazine although I sometimes have a flick through them at the supermarket. I do have 2 subscriptions though: Warwickshire Life (because I get it for £1 an issue, which seemed a bargain and a good way to learn about the local area) and Fortean Times (I've been reading it for over 20 years and reading it has become a bit of a habit now. If I had to buy it from a shop each month I wouldn't bother but because it's paid by direct debit, I can easily forget that it's actually quite expensive each month)

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Thu 19-Jul-12
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I sign in to most of the on line ones now and then, but otherwise I get offcasts from some of my ladies, (RHS magazine & Garden News), occasionally I treat myself to one of the smallholder magazines...you can get them off a local market stall for £1 (bit out of date, but who cares).

Fri 20-Jul-12
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When in UK I used to get The Home Farmer, if I could find it.  

 

Must admit I do miss curling up, either in a chair  or in bed, and reading a magazine occassionally.

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Fri 20-Jul-12
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I get Gardeners World as a present every year–some issues are a waste of space, some have interesting information. I do subscribe to the RHS and Garden Organic, so I get their magazines. The Garden (RHS) can be annoying when it shows a "normal" garden that is about 5 times the size and with at least 10 times the money spent on it of any normal garden. It also toes the commercial line on using pesticides–often saying in an article on wildlife gardening that they harm bees, and then in an article in the same issue about growing perfect somethings that you need to spray with exactly the things they say you shouldn't use. doh

p.s. P gets Kitchen Garden, he was so impressed with it when I bought the issue with the photoshoot on Fiona's garden to take to Michelle that he subscribes.

Fri 20-Jul-12
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Terrier said:

I sign in to most of the on line ones now and then, but otherwise I get offcasts from some of my ladies, (RHS magazine & Garden News), occasionally I treat myself to one of the smallholder magazines...you can get them off a local market stall for £1 (bit out of date, but who cares).

That sounds like an idea, except I've never seen any for sale down here. Probably cos I live in the middle of a city.

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bobquail said:

Fortean Times (I've been reading it for over 20 years 

I used to love Fortean Times, but gave up when it never got around to explaining why my courgettes curl. 🙁

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