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Geoff Hodge Web Editor Peterborough

I've been a horticultural journalist for 20 years, a gardener for longer than I want to think about and a veg grower for 25 years.

  • Date Joined: 21 Nov 2006

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  • Best laid plans!

    Geoff Hodge on 25 Mar 2008 at 10:20 AM

    What a washout - or snowout this Easter was. This is one of the most unpleasant ones I can remember. Snow, biting cold winds, frosts and sub-zero temperatures. They all combined together to make me feel more inclined to stay indoors and eat Easter eggs and hot cross buns.

    On Saturday, I braved the snow, sleet and horrendous driving conditions on the M11 to shoot down to Chelmsford for my monthly slot on Gardening Plus on BBC Essex. I think most of the good people of Essex had decided to stay indoors too, as we were really busy with phone calls, texts and e-mails


  • Busy, busy --- and busy!

    Geoff Hodge on 17 Mar 2008 at 11:19 AM

    As it was an awful weekend weather-wise (not sports-wise - Wales beating the French at rugby and winning the Grand Slam), I spent most of the time indoors - but luckily I had plenty to entertain me there, too.

    The seed potatoes were put out to chit - yes I know it should have been done earlier, but I had no room in the conservatory to put them and I wasn't sure whether I was going to chit or not this year. Anyway, I convinced myself to do it and now there's a tray of ‘Rocket', ‘Charlotte', ‘Desiree' and ‘Pink Fir Apple'. The shoots had only just started to show, so no damage done there