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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 14/01/2014 at 11:08

28 now, boy that's old! Thanks for all your wishes and cakes. My sugar free diet starts tomorrow. Hot, steamy bath out of the way , now spruced for my lunch outing with 3 of the fair sex. Safety in numbers.

You all have a good day too... the sun is lovely here, and our flooded roads are reappearing.

Verd. you could always move to Hampshire and set up a new charity looking after ol' boys gardens for free. I can get you started.

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 11:00

There's something very satisfying in stripping it all out and starting afresh with new ideas.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 00:04

Thanks Bizliz... i didn't think I was dreaming...

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 00:00

re dahlias, and specifically bishops and their children, I once had a chat with Fergus Garrett, of Great Dixter fame ( Christo Lloyd's head gardener, friend and carer),about why Bishops didn't build bigger tubers and succeed better. He pointed out that this variety of tuber, which looks like long thin fingers, don't bulk up as much in the ground. His trick is to plant them in pots for the first few years, where the constriction encourages tuber growth. After a few years you have good strong tubers to plant out.

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:54

Is there any flooding.... that's the problem here. 


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:53

You won't believe this but I have just won the "Key" draw. This is a monthly draw at the local pub dining club. Everyone has an equal chance to win the key.We pay into a charity account for cancer research. Having won the right to select a key, only one key opens the lock. Tonight the odds must have been around 250 to 1. I won the key, and then selected the right key to open the box. inside was about £80. (The last winner won about £600  and he paid for all our dinners). it's strange but one key was willing me to pick it.... is that weird or not?

Tomorrow is my birthday too...................


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 19:11

Gg , you have a better memory than I do.... I will pass on the news to the people who were looking for it... thanks .

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 18:18

I was taught flowers by Percy Thrower, and vegetables by Arthur Billett. I don't think they go back before then. Gertrude Jekyll doesn't count!!

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 13:06

Hello Bill, welcome home.... thought about how you were doing . They tell me it has been a bit colder than usual?

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 13:03

Time to invest your effort into something else I fear....

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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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