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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 18:36

I expect he is in Pentillie's garden on his hands and knees attacking the MYOB.

Pruning Roses

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 18:34

You might as well prune your climber now , but leave the standard to late in the year after flowering finishes. If you do any pruning in summer expect to lose some flowers, altho' in the long term scheme of things this is not particularly important. In either case don't wait to spring... do it before winter.

Runner Beans

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 18:29

Most feeds are a variation on the same theme, so you can't go very wrong with weak tomato feed when you water, say every other time. Start now.

Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:45

It's the weekend again...

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:54

Cowslips and Camassias are for the early summer but mine are over now. Most of the impact at the present is from the ox-eye daisies, which started out as a few small plants and now are seeding around vigourously and could swamp your space. Some orchids would have real impact now.

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:46
Jess is in the Garden wrote (see)

Thanks WW - yes, I fear your analysis is correct! I thought seed mix would be an easier and cheaper way to get on with it, but am regretting my decision.

So yours are all perennial wildflowers then?

I like the idea of adding to it as you go on...I am too impatient for my own good sometimes

All are perennials and most are wildflower species, not the cultivated varieties... for a natural look. There is a succession too from the snowdrops in late Jan/Feb through the fritts, camassia cowslips etc to summer, with daisies, birdsfoot, and orchids at present. In such a small bed as yours I would think of 3 or 4 types, say snowdrops and crocus followed by cowslips and fritts. Always take the long view and you will be surprised how quickly your plans come to fruition.

Mind your own business

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:21

Just in case Pentille is thoroughly confused "Verdone" is a specific weedkiller for use on lawns that doesn't harm the grass. Sorry to be pedantic.... well some of the time!

My garden compared to a year ago ongoing...

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:14


Mini meadow a mighty mess!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:06

I have a very pretty wild flower area in my garden and just about all the flowering plants have been planted as plants. I don't believe that it is very easy to get going with seed mixes in spite of what the supplier might say ( they would say that wouldn't they)

I started with snowdrops in the green, adding some more each year. Then crocus, frittillarias, cowslips, camassia,narcissi, anenome blanda, orchids and daisies. Birds' foot trefoils arrived of their own volition... presumambly seeing how much the others were enjoying life! Some of these now seed around but I see those as a bonus. 

Every year I add something new, but I grow it in a small pot first and then plant it where I can see a gap. I will mow it once, probably in August/September when most of the flowering is done.  I hope this helps.


Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:50

Thanks zoom and wait... not long now then... to wait, I mean... shall i get my coat?

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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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