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Jean Vernon

  • Location: West Country
  • Occupation: Garden Writer/Feature Writer
  • Date Joined: 01 Jul 2008

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These are comments that Jean Vernon has left on blog posts and gallery photos.


  • re: Absent Friends 22 Jul 2009 11:19 AM

    Morning Podgling! We are missing you here! It was a 6.15am start, Michelle is being very strict. The rumour mill says Peter Kay is coming here today, but haven't seen him yet. Garlic Bread. By the way, if you were a vegetable what would you be? Keep on mulching. Beanie.

  • re: Cucumbers, sprouts and cabbages (and Fish) 22 Jul 2009 01:46 PM

    Thanks Sue, that's a lovely image. We are having some fun with this one now, so watch this space for the top ten veg people.

  • re: An earthy, eco festival 17 Jul 2009 10:15 AM

    Thanks for that Alternative Kitchen Garden, that sounds like a great idea. Hoping to come to the festival so may see you there. Let me know how it goes. Seed swaps are such a brilliant way for gardeners to share and to find new and different things to grow. Good luck with it.

  • re: The Therapeutic Power of Gardens 10 Jul 2009 07:53 PM

    Thanks for your input Dorinda. I agree with your thoughts. Gardening is often considered to be a whim or a last resort career and yet it has so much more to offer. True gardeners know the extent of its therapeutic effects. Show me a gardener that doesn't love just 'being' outside. I am sure it is the connection with nature and the gentle energy that pervades our souls as we touch the soil and nurture our plants. All credit to Combat Stress for the part they have played in healing and for showing the masses the important part plants and gardens can play in this process.

  • re: Trees for bees 31 May 2009 10:34 PM

    That's brilliant news Lotusleaf. Thank you for your efforts. I know the bees would thank you themselves if they could. So here's a HUGE thank you from everyone who appreciates these wild and magical creatures. Bees are so precious and any that are surviving in the wild without human intervention may just hold the key to the survival of bees en masse. THANK YOU. Perhaps you could ask the principal of the school to teach the children a little bit about how important bees are and what their role is in nature as pollinators. By showing them that people do care about bees and then relocating them somewhere safe, it would be a wonderful lesson for everyone. Let us know what happens PLEASE.

  • re: James May's plasticine RHS Gold Medal 20 May 2009 11:15 AM

    Nice pic Geoff, wish I'd seen it. Is this the first and last do you think?

  • re: Geoff Hodge Online Editor/Cyberman Look 07 Jul 2008 11:12 AM

    Yes, this is the new style time machine being tested for the 2010 series of Doctor Who, but Geoff is using it as a dressing room to shelter from the inclement weather at this year's Hampton Court Palace Flower show.