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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 15/10/2013 at 23:44

Hey GG, Woolston as well as Sholing? Are you taking over the whole of the Southern region? Every rail franchise should include an obligation to plant up every station, don't you think?


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:45

Horticultural Soc.committee  tonight. Alcohol, but probably not cake may be involved.


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 16:45

Me, a dark horse?  Naaaaaaay......

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 13:37

Don't tell the others , but "Hello Forkers" is full of happy people having a good time...shhhhhhhhhh!


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 13:36

Happy birthaversary everyone... I do like to hedge my bets... the day gets better, the Clangers are coming back. I laughed when the report said it was much loved by just like the Magic Roundabout it was clearly made for adults primarily, with the children forced to watch to give the grown ups some credibility.

Popped into the Village shop for some bits... emerged after 2 hours , having been collared for till duty to cover for absent staff. Ho hum, but we do have lots of laughs and hugs too. I even got a kiss!!

clematis armandii in a pot?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 13:24

I am an economist, and look at most things as a cost-benefit ratio. Sad really but that's how my mind works. In this case the answer comes out at a probable minus figure. Small chance of success ( which would look great if it happened), high probability of failure, and every chance it will struggle on not doing very much soaking up a lot of your physical and emotional strength. Put your efforts elsewhere with a higher chance of success.

I always do what Nut says, anyway. You can't go wrong if you do.

WHEN DID IT ALL start for you .... ..... .... . . . ..

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 13:18

I hope you are right about "late starters" Bizliz, since most of my next generation (nephews and nieces) haven't really given gardening much thought yet. To some extent this is related to the type of accomodation the next generation are living in... more flats, rented etc... than we started out in, and they do like to see my garden, but we have some way to go yet to get them really going. I will help any of my lot when they show a real interest or ask for help, and so far have helped one nephew get started.

I have ranted before on the UTTER failure of GW and MD amongst others to give this any time at all, or to support the schools that do encourage the young ones......... hopefully, folourn probably, they will see this, this time?


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 09:29

It's a lovely day here, lovely weather and GG is back... I should have known your brief absence was down to your busyness. I feel quite energised... friends coming tomorrow and will be experimenting with a very slow roasted lamb shoulder.

clematis armandii in a pot?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 22:14

High risk of failure in a pot , to be realistic. You could give it to a friend, plant it in a local hedgerow, or raffle it for charity!!   Seriously I have found them a little temperamental even in the ground. They don't like windy spots. 

Moving a Yew

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 22:04

A good mulch will help too.

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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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