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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 24/12/2014 at 09:45

I hope you will give yourself a day off on Christmas day!!

You have earned it.

How do trees come into your life?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 16:41

I was taught Spanish by an Italian ....close.


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 09:02

Turkeys now in Shop, after darkly journey. Look very tasty. Now prezzy wrapping and on call for last minute shop emergencies. 


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 05:23

Up early, but not as early as Edd.????

Off to collect Turkeys for the Village Shop to fulfil our advance orders. Other side of Forest. Very Stressful...what if we don't keep everyone happy on Christmas day??


How do trees come into your life?

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 22:21

The churchyard was often the only place with a wall to keep the animals away from the yew.

Plenty of trees around Woodgreen, Mike.


Posted: 22/12/2014 at 18:41

Such tragedies always seem so much more difficult to bear at Christmas. 

(Cooked huge pot of veggie soup for next 3 days.Making room for naughty stuff later)

Compost Advice

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 10:38

Dave, 2 of my bins were turned the other day and, like you, I was pleasantly surprised with the progress. I had assumed they were inactive. Have now covered with a tarpaulin to keep out any more moisture for now, and hopefully keep temperature up a degree or two.

New hedge advise

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 10:33

Before you make your choice ask yourself 2 questions.

1. Do I want thorns, or will they eventually be a problem to those maintaining the hedge. If not, avoid Pyracantha, berbers etc., as lovely as they are.

2. Do you need to leave space all round for maintenance? Leave enough room at the back, when mature.

Old floribunda rose

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 21:27

That's the one, could be a photo of my garden.

As an aside I hard pruned some Queen Elizabeth roses in mid summer after they had had their first main flush. They responded strongly with a second flush and clean foliage. And repeated on into early winter. Shows how resilient roses are and don't need to be mollycoddled.

Old floribunda rose

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:29

Agree Salino, it could be Bonica 82. I have it and it makes lots of stems, and is quite vigorous with masses of blooms. I find it is so good it is best to keep it well controlled, pruning it back to 2-3 feet.

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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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