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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

Itchy fingers

Posted by Geoff Hodge on 13 Jun 2008 at 04:08 PM

Boy, how they're itching! Last weekend I spent absolutely nil time in the garden and there is lots that needs doing. The recent lot of rain hasn't helped - poor light levels have drawn everything up, only for the weather to bash it down again.

My non-gardening sins of last weekend were due to extracurricular activities. On Saturday I was putting together some information for the Garden Media Guild, of which I'm a committee member, web editor and newsletter producer.

Then on Sunday I was doing a radio broadcast from Itter Park in Peterborough along with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for the Spring Watch Action Team (SWAT!), where they built and stocked a new wildlife pond and bog garden. I was honoured to be allowed to plant the first plant.

In the afternoon I did a guest spot at a garden opening for the NGS.

So, not only was there no time to 'veg-out' in the garden, I was so pooped there was no inclination either. However, my guilty conscience is now playing up and this weekend will be a gardening fest. Yahoo!

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