Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Tomato Blight

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 22:17

Toms in my GH last year attracted thousands of flies. This year no GH toms and few flies. Last year very unpleasant and Gh became almost a no-go area.

Lawn weed

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 22:13

I predict a very small yellow flower with finely cut foliage.

Lawn weed

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:20
Yes it has small yellow flowers. Quite pretty.

Lawn weed

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 17:45

It looks like a very small strawberry plant, with yellow flowers. There could be runners but it is a year or so since I saw it. Verdone worked on mine.

I think Verd. should help, as it's clearly named after him. Perhaps he gets a rake-off?

Lawn weed

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:03

Hi it may be trefoil as Mike suggests. I had an infestation a year or 2 ago after weeding and feeding my lawn. It colonises the gaps left by the death of the other weeds.  I rang the manufacturer who explained it to me.Therefore standard weed and feed will not work on it... try Verdone instead.


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 07:53

Good morning all. Away from gardening this w/e as going to a christening. But have set my little helper going which should show some further progress on the master plan. Another bed to be dug out and redesigned... where I will plant heleniums, rudbeckias etc, to continue the yellow theme in that part of the garden. Also my new phlox bed will soon be ready, plus sedums and roseannes. 

Have a good weekend everyone.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:31

Hi, have spent most of day in village shop, doing the wages, shelf stacking and serving. Had a very nice piece of fillet steak from a farm 1 mile away, which was on it's sell-by date, for £2 !!  

Bought some ferns yesterday Gg, some from InExcess and some from Wolvercroft. And a couple of Early Safin heleniums for splitting.Looked for Lucifer crocosmia for my new hot border. A friend also helping in shop says she can give me lots, and some more ferns, and I will give her some Phlox.

I have bindweed and she has ground elder, so we promised not to swop that too


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:43

Growing vegetables in the driveway with cars

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:42

I think that there is growing realisation that diesel cars are causing a major health hazard to us all, not least because of government policy of encouraging us to change over from petrol cars. Minute particulates from more and more diesel cars, all of which are getting older by the day, and many of which will be less and less well maintained as time goes by are stoking up a major health and environmental issue.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:12

 Gg ...Wolvercroft, just into Dorset, near Fordingbridge...."super adults" i.e. pensioners get 10% off on a Monday.  ( they also have a loyalty card for young-uns like you and for the other days) I am looking for heleniums or some such to split up and overwinter for one of my "new" beds. The Gc is owned and run by a family and is not large, and I like to support them as I don't want to be left with just B&Q. It was they who built my terrace.  It's the sort of place where expert advice is available for free. It's always good to be able to discuss gardening stuff to get an intelligent answer or just confirmation of what you might know anyway.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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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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Dahlias..an 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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Difficult Navigation

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Looking after alpines

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