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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 13:41

I agree if you have a stem a bud is likely to be lurking in there somewhere...

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 13:39

The current level of population in the world cannot be fed by organic food alone; it's too inefficient a use of the available land. Mass production of affordable food to feed the billions is only possible if farmers and scientists work together to maximise and then increase production. 

What I object to is the bald conjecture that chemicals equals bad, and no chemicals equals good. 

My old chemistry teacher would probably remind us at this point that everything is made of chemicals. It's how we manage their use that is the issue. If side effects are a worry to you I suggest you stop taking the medicine?


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 07:27

Oops, sorry everyone... forgot to wish you a good day...bit dozy 

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 07:21

Verde, I bought a bag of 5 Bishop of Llandaff and only one or two actually grew. I discovered then that the tuber needs and "eye" or growing bud, which at this time of year will be dormant and probably invisible.I had several which looked like healthy tubers but never got started.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 07:16

Cold here too, but will be in garden later.

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 23:03

I too have badgers, bats, mice, birds, fungus, slugs, snails, bees, wasps, beetles, ladybirds etc... all the life you list. And yet I chose to use chemicals too, on a controlled and specific basis. 

Wildlife and chemicals don't seem to be mutually exclusive?

Mystery present from Mother-In-Law!

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:29

Agree Nut. Last week I used nandina in a gardening quiz... so much for my expertise. At least I think they are somewhat similar. Nice colour for this time of year. I might go out and get one or two.

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:26

I am not sure your question is well founded, sorry. Very few gardeners use chemicals to the complete eradication of all wlidlife. What would be the point of that? No insects, no birds, no whatever. 

Gardens are one of the country's most important wildlife refuges, chemicals and all. I use some chemicals when I think it wise, after all I spend a great deal of time and money on my garden. It belongs to me and is my main hobby.  Wildlife teems.

I live in the New Forest, and my garden has more birds per sq.m. than the NF.



Mystery present from Mother-In-Law!

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:18

Not sure but might be Nandina domestica.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:15

It's pigs years since I smelt donkey muck....

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Pittosporum from seed

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Frikartii Monch

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When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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Overwintering Gazanias

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Last Post: 28/11/2013 at 18:06

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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Last Post: 17/06/2013 at 15:44 unintended trial

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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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