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I’ve just watched it all the way through – and this has to be one of the very few episodes i didn’t fast forward at all !

I liked the coverage on shrubs.
Being a shrub lover i always think that these programmes never feature enough of them – let alone how to team plants together to show just how good they look, because as feature and structural plants they’re second to none.

I thought Joe’s assignment was a good one, lucky him, what gorgeous gardens there and the topiary was lovely.
Also thought Carols slot was good too – i always like seing her garden and plants and the Gladioli she had there were beautiful, especially the last one :-))
And then, Roald Dahl’s garden – what a lovely looking place !

All in all, i enjoyed it – because i’m an ornamental gardener i often find that the episodes are overshadowed by productive gardening slots, and that’s where i fast forward it !
Tonights episode was just right for ‘me’ ….. i know they can’t get the balance right for everyone but tonights was for me ;-))

Schizostylis.

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I enjoyed it too Louise and really enjoyed the slot about Roald Dalh's garde would love to visit it!

11 Sep, 2010

 

Oooh will have to watch it on iplayer tonight! Sounds a good one.

11 Sep, 2010

 

It was a good one Louise and Bellflower, I would also like to go to Roald Dalh's garden just for a visit ! a lot of upkeep .....

11 Sep, 2010

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I agree with you Louise, it was interesting and informative. Very enjoyable.

11 Sep, 2010

 

Lovely photo and G.W was good too

11 Sep, 2010

 

We've been recording the whole series Louise but not seen many episodes yet, waiting for Winter, glad you enjoyed last night's programme. Wish I knew how to get the episodes off the SkyPlus hard drive and onto disc.

11 Sep, 2010

 

My OH has done it, so it 'can' be done (afraid i'm no techo-geek) .... the only problem though is that i 'don't' want to just watch it on the PC screen - i want to play it back onto the (v large!) tv screen :-/
Will be interested to hear if you find out how.

11 Sep, 2010

 

HI Louise, like you, I want to watch on the TV, thought it would be nice to have the whole series for reference, even if there's lots of fast forwarding to do. I'll try and find out how to get it onto DVD., I'll let you know if I find out.

11 Sep, 2010

 

I thought the idea of leaving half the cucumber on the plant was great...I'd never heard of that before.

The Roald Dahl garden would be a treat to visit.

If you have enough space on your Sky+ if you mark them as "Keep" they will stay there indefinitely. Alternately you can connect a dvd recorder to the Sky box VCR output and then with your controls go into the planner, mark them as COPY (red button) and then press SELECT on one of the programmes (you;ll be prompted with instructions to get VCR ready), press RECORD on the DVD player, press SELECT on the Sky+ box and it will play back all the programmes in sequence.

Hope that's as clear as mud! lol Those instructions come via our son-in-law so hope that helps. I am techi-challenged too, I'm afraid.

11 Sep, 2010

 

Wow Whistonlass, how clever. I'll get husband on to that tomorrow, you are very kind sharing your techy knowledge, I'll let you know how we get one, Thanks soooo much again. x

11 Sep, 2010

 

Dawnsaunt.....I can't take the credit! It's all double dutch to me....lol It's our son-in-law's instructions posted here. Glad it helped in any case.

11 Sep, 2010

 

I didn't see it Louise but not surprising as I rarely watch GW any more. Like you, I'm only interested in ornamental gardening now so find much of the programme boring. The same goes for gardening magazines, I subscribe to 2 and as I only read about half the contents it isn't really worth the expense. However, when I cancelled them once before I did miss having them plop through my letterbox! With the current interest in all things veggie I suppose it's only fair that they should be given fair coverage. :o((

11 Sep, 2010

 

Please thank your son in law Whit :-)

11 Sep, 2010

 

Consider him thanked! :)

11 Sep, 2010

 

:-)

11 Sep, 2010

 

I agree, it was a good one and I wasn't as bored as I usually am. Totally agree with you about the shrubs Louise, especially as he was teaming them up with clems!! lol. The Dahl garden was stunning wasn't it....such an imaginative place and that writing shed....lovely! I too stopped buying the mag for a while, but then I missed it and started again, although it only takes me about an hour to get it all read and then I have to wait a whole month for the next one! I like Gardens Illustrated best of all, it lasts me a lot longer!

11 Sep, 2010

 

I agree it was a very interesting one, there is so much these days on veg growing, it made a nice change to just see plants and beautiful gardens, I still think I prefer watching Beechgrove though :-))

12 Sep, 2010

 

Whitstonlass, the big problem here comes from upgrading your Skyplus system.
We got an upgraded Skyplus box a couple of months ago now and my problem is that i have several gardening programmes that i don't want to lose and changing boxes means you 'do' lose them :-(

OH had the idea to copy them to a dvd and then i could watch them on the big screen as and when i chose.
Problem is, according to OH, is that you can't record them from the Skyplus system onto a dvd ..... he's tried three times and it will 'not' work !!!!!!
He's recorded them onto a disk now which allows me to watch it on the PC screen but that is 'not' what i want, i do 'not' want to watch my beautiful gardening/plant programmes on a tiddly little screen ....... lots of rows going on here because of this :-/
Have you actually tried and succeeded with that method of recording from the Skybox to a dvd yourself ..... i'd be v v v v grateful for some more tips :-)))))))
All this means he can't set up/use the new upgraded system (because i won't let him get rid of those programmes !!) and it's not going down at 'all' well :-//

12 Sep, 2010

 

I'll have a word with the son-in-law (in fact I'll send him a copy of your message and maybe he can answer your question via a response to me.

Try not to row...lol...although we have similar situations here in our home with hubby and I as neither of us is techi-minded. Thankfully we have our son-n-law who always steps up to the plate and gives us help :)

I'll get back to you asap.

12 Sep, 2010

 

And this is the advice he gives....hope somebody out there understands what to do....lol

Ok, not having a DVD recorder, I can't say if it does actually work or not (it should).

In this case as it sounds that they are trying to upgrade and have both sky+ boxes to hand (and so is a most probably DIY upgrade, which would not be the case if this was a Sky installed upgrade), I would point out there is software which can copy the content from one sky+ hard drive to another (called copy+ and is free from skycopyplus.co.uk).

Going the copy+ route is quite technical (but if her other half has managed extract a copy from some where they may well be half way there), requires opening both sky+ boxes to remove the hard drives (which invalidates obviously Sky's warranty if you still have one) and the use of a computer or laptop to copy the content (and all the relevant cables and adapters to attach the disks).

Best of British, Louise. :)

12 Sep, 2010

 

Whitstonlass .... here are the relevant replies !!!
1) We have already got the new Skybox but 'haven't' set it up yet - because of 'all this' !!!
2) Yes, we 'do' have both Skyplus boxes (although as mentioned, the new one's still in its box).
3) No, not a DIY upgrade, we do all our Sky things through Sky.
4) If, as in the 3rd paragraph, a piece of software exists that allows for copying from one Skyplus box to another, THAT has to be the route to go .... just buy that and bobs your uncle - no ?
Could you ask him to just confirm that, please ? !
:-))))
xxx

12 Sep, 2010

 

Louise, I've emailed him and I'm awaiting his confirmation so will get back to this asap.

12 Sep, 2010

 

That's very kind, WL :-)))

12 Sep, 2010

 

A reply for you Louise (from SIL)... Good luck! :)

The software is free, it is at www.skycopyplus.co.uk. Please go have a good read through the information on that website.

Opening the sky+ boxes to remove the hard disks will invalidate the warranty on any box less than a year old.

Finally I guess this would be a self install, as you don't seem to have a Sky installer visiting to do it for you.

13 Sep, 2010

 

To do this install Sky said they don't have to send a guy out to do it as it's just an easy upgrade to our system, we had the option but when they told OH how easy it was he said he'd do it.
We've had Sky products from the very early days and are loyal to them and get 'them in' to 'do' everything, this is our second or third HD upgrade now that's supposedly easy to do yourself.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Sounds like success, Louise. So pleased you've sorted it with Sky. :)

13 Sep, 2010

 

No - we've not done the copying 'thing' yet, WL. Not even installed the new box yet .... can't 'do' it until OH copies my gardening progs to a dvd disk or with that info about buying the software your family recommend to the new Sky box.

OH will 'now' waste more time just thinking about that new software :-(
If only some men would just get ON with things.

14 Sep, 2010

 

Oh dear Louise.....I've got a man here who's a bit like that too. But I can't complain because I'm not exactly a "go-get-em" girl" sometimes myself. It'll all work out in the end. Good luck!

14 Sep, 2010

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