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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:02

Hi Gg  I did it the day before, simply because of time probs. Hot work on the terrace....


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:20

Good morning all, what a lovely day again. We seem to be missing all the rain, and as I live not far from where the Test match is being played I suppose that is good. However everything is burning up here. My work men are back to finish the terrace project, and they are monopolising the hose so I am a bit scuppered for watering until they leave. Watering now will make all the difference as to how much flower power my garden produces for the rest of the summer.

When is a parsnip not a parsnip?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 07:12

I have some tomatoes in my vegetable garden which I didn't plant !. Very nice bonus , particularly as I had decided not to grow any this year. Freebies will taste even sweeter.

how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:16

Get your skates on first thing tomorrow. Get some dwarf bean seeds ( not that different from runners). Plant some in small pots, one per pot. Water, keep damp but not too wet. Plant the rest in your vegetable plot, preferably under cloches. Again keep damp ( dwarf beans like it hotter and drier than runners as a general rule). When those in pots are 4-5 inches tall plant them out. Why not use troughs and Multi purpose compost. Feed with tomato fertiser as you water.Warmth is important. When we get to late summer put the cloches back over them to protect them.

This gives you your best chance of some beans this season, but is not guaranteed. However just think of how nice it will be to be eating your own beans when the rest of us are enjoying those from far, far away. Nothing ventured....


how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:58

Has your local garden centre or nursery any plants left over. Might just get some in......

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:33

They would know the legal position or whether the council are worth approaching. 

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:26

Have you spoken to Citizen's Advice... a long shot but they may have a cunning plan......

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:20

No, it is absorbed through the leaves and taken down to the roots, systemically killing the whole plant. It kills everything green it touches. 

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:14

Are you aware that glysophate will kill the whole plant, on their side as well as yours. The only alternative is constant hacking back on your side.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:09

Don't know why but suddenly hard the urge to go out and do some gardening. Cut my astrantias down, after collecting seed, then watered the roots to kick start the new growth. This tidies up the dahlia bed nicely so they can now have their turn in the sun.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 17:46

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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Last Post: 30/11/2013 at 14:08

Pesky flies!

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Last Post: 20/09/2013 at 12:57

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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Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 08:22

Camassias from seed

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Last Post: 03/07/2013 at 08:39

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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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 12:39

Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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Last Post: 26/06/2013 at 08:34

Gaillardia death

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Last Post: 23/05/2013 at 06:58

Encouraging young gardeners

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Last Post: 12/05/2013 at 22:15

Why I never buy online

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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 15:27

Difficult Navigation

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Last Post: 26/03/2013 at 08:41

Looking after alpines

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