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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 13/09/2014 at 07:57

Good morning everyone, very grey here but sunshine is always just around the corner.. Cricket club fete today, which was rained off on the bank holiday. 

Greenhouse now emptied out and cleaned and today my tree stumps/roots arrive for the roundabout bed, which has been cleared.Very excited about creating a bed with only grasses. .

Have a good one everyone


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 22:11

Well done Verd. Were you PC 49 in an earlier life. Did you clip 'is ear?


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 08:53

Hi Verd. Bought some double trouble only this week. Very impressed.


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:35

Doing my best Chicky, and also introducing a new yellow theme. With all the digging I shall be disappearing altogether.

Phlox mould?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

I am going to spray my phlox next year when I spray my roses to see if this makes a difference. Phlox mould is a common problem for me. Does the "chelsea chop" help?


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:18

Gardengirl, glad you enjoyed your trip to Wolvercroft and Baskets and Blooms. They are as different as Waitrose and LIDLs but I love them both. Wolvercroft do the largest teacakes in Hampshire... enough for two!

While you were there I went hunting for tree stumps and found 5 lovely ones at very reasonable prices. Spent today starting to clear out my "roundabout" bed (round and 12 feet across), saving sedums, primroses, euonymous, verbena bonariensis seedlings, hardy geraniums and golden spirea. All planted or potted up for reuse or giving away. Will have to sacrifice the viburnam davidii. Broke my large fork on the first one. Will hack them out tomorrow.

The stumps arrive on Saturday and then it's off to Knoll gardens for my grasses. The bed is hot and sunny all day around, so grasses should be more successful than the odd mix of plants I have had in there, until today. Will grow the grasses through and around the stumps. There are holes in some of them which might make good planting niches, perhaps for some ferns. 

Excited about the new look, in front of my front door. Master plan here I come!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 23:47

I love looking at Prairie gardens.... not sure if I could grow one?


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:25


Hostas as a delicacy !

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 21:12

I would tidy them up so as to enjoy them as best you can. They will come back next year, so all is not lost. Then you need to think of a solution to closing the gap? Even chicken wire might be a solution.

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 21:06

I haven't got a ride-on, honest.

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