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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:41

I have some deer around here they could chase off, Dove.

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:03

Side crimped eh Dove? Very authentic... best to avoid any problems with the pasty police.


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:01

Enjoy Wizzers, forkers, I will be there in spirit... somewhere near the Alpine House

I am going to a Plant Heritage plant fair this afty. 


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:34

Happy B. Verd.  28 now eh?

Dead Heading Agapanthus

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 21:49

Mine, which are in pots standing on gravel, seed into the gravel and germinate, producing healthy plants. Much easier than collecting the seed myself etc.


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:33

Fb2 you must let them die down naturally to ensure they absorb all the goodness in the leaves back into the bulb, to give you a fighting chance of a repeat show the following year. When they are totally browned off, you can tidy them up. Takes about 6 weeks. If you leave one of the stalks showing you have a marker as to where they are.

Alternatively take a photo?


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:45

Square tubs stand better than round ones I find.


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:28

My bulbs in pots are well down, and side by side supporting each other. In preference I would not buy very tall varieties.


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 08:01

I grow my tulips as annuals. In my experience many do poorly in second and subsequent years. Monty Don said grown this way you only have to plant 2 inches deep. They have enough in the bulb to give you one years show, so arguably you could go for cheaper varieties, as long as you like them. I grow mine in pots. Masses of them crammed in 2 layers e.g. purple and orange. Try it.

Swallows departing?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 07:54

About 100 swallows and amazons, oops sorry, house martins, were sitting on my roof yesterday basking in the sun. Obviously charging their batteries for the big lift off.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Frikartii Monch

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

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Last Post: 11/06/2013 at 16:34

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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