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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:57

Hooray, it's tipping down, phew  .......


Posted: Yesterday at 10:54

Absolutely normal... your plant is telling you it is very happy

I love the dark purples... and the pinks... and the yellows ... and all the rest too..

Astrantia major

Posted: Yesterday at 10:52

I think a little more patience. Lots of us seem to be waiting??


Posted: Yesterday at 10:50

I wish it would make it's mind up and rain! Put weed and feed on yesterday and now the rain is skirting us to the south. Bah!

Family arriving soon for lunch then off to live performance of Elgar's cello concerto by The Berlin Phil. Can't wait.



Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:52

Early start in garden for me. Want to replace kn*****ed old lavender hedge with box I have brought on. Also my experiment of growing alliums in pots only seems to work for 1 season so they can come out and be replaced by my agapanthus plants I have rescued from the gravel. More freebies. I have also dug out a half dead/half dying Choiysia which gives me room for a heleanthium bed, using plants given by a friend. All this loveliness and not a penny spent.


Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

Like Hidcote, but best if not too crowded with coach loads of tourists. Paths are a bit narrow in places. Also I don't think the NT's efforts on the catering front have been over successful. Restaurant replaced by caff.

Anyway, a magical garden forgives all manner of ills, including mine, and everyone should try to see Hidcote at least once in their life.


Posted: 15/04/2014 at 07:24

Cool here, but obviously going to be a very lovely day. Yesterday bought tray of golden yellow gazanias and some fiery red pelargoniums. All for troughs and planters. Colours so good I couldn't resist.

Eye-test this morning, and need to make a sherry trifle for a gathering of friends. Strange how I always get the shakes when I try to measure the sherry content.


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:09

Agree, new leaves... you are doing exactly the right thing with your regime. Don't forget to give it rain water. Occasional tap water won't harm it. If the leaves eventually go yellow give it some feed for azaleas.

sweet pea framework

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:28

I would go for as big a pot as you can, with 6 ft. canes tied as Dove suggests. They are tall plants and prone to blowing over in wind and a large heavy pot will help. I use double handed pots used to grow trees.

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:15

Hi Chicky, did you get to go into Kiftsgate garden opposite? I think it's where the rose was discovered, or first planted?  

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Overwintering Gazanias

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Gardening quiz

Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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Pesky flies!

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Talkback: How to harvest sweetcorn

They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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Camassias from seed

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Where can I buy moss in Hampshire

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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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Gaillardia death

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Encouraging young gardeners

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Why I never buy online

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Difficult Navigation

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Looking after alpines

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Gardening in the dark....

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