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Woodgreen wonderboy

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tulips in pots

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:30

Thanks chicky, I may take up your advice if I don'y find what I want at Malvern. Bloms bulbs had them at Chelsea.


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:24

V. My astrantias are i full sun all day and seem to thrive. If I put them with my helebores they would be in deep shade at present!

Oakley W. yes they are a steady performer, getting a bit bigger by the year.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:48

Hello happymarion, I shall be interested in your views on  the 2 Dorset gardens you are to visit in July. I think I know which ones you mean and look forward to hearing how much you enjoy them.

help please

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:35

Has it got white fleshy roots?

Help my 2 year old rose is dying

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:33

Hi nannykim, no information is showing on your post. A picture would be best of all, or at least some details.Did you click on the "submit reply" button which ensures your message gets posted?

To buy or not to buy

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:02

Enough of rats! Bob Flowerdew's advice to this question on GQT some time ago was that to succeed you must have very good ventilation as the propensity (technical term) to get mildews and moulds etc in the warm humid atmosphere is high. This is what defeats most polytunnel users when they first start.

deadly nightshade?

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:57

Seedheads look like aquilegias, as do the leaves. If so are pretty and harmless. Will seed around and reappear next year, but may have changed colour. Magic!

Weed or What????

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:30

Roots go eway down. Difficult to spray with glysophate as is silicon based and foliage doesn't take up weedkiller unless bruised. Old wives' tale says pick it on Sundays...i.e. keep picking it to eventually weaken it . This is what I do in the one relatively small infestation I have and it more or less keeps it under control. Finally don't compost, bin it!!


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:24

Forget pans of seed compost under the plants, fridges etc. Just look under the parent plants and you will find babies every year, which you can pot on, for free, and no great effort or skill on your part.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:07

Frank, my Father was in the REME in WW2...Northern France, Dunkirk, Gib., D-Day+2, Arromanche (Mulberry Harbours) and Antwerp... lots of work in docks, as a citizen of Southampton.

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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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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Looking after alpines

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