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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:41

I confidently predict, based on my vast experience of the weather, even tho' I am only 27, periods of cold followed by warmer weather, followed by colder weather etc. etc. AND it will be wet at times and then dry at other times. When it is cloudy you won't be able to see the sun, sorry. Nights will also generally be much darker than daytime, except when it is really, really cloudy or the moon is shining.

p.s. Bill, if the polar bears are having a hard time why are their numbers increasing?


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:26

I have a rotary mountfield which does for long grass if pulled backwards... it's official!

Also has a wide range of height adjustment which also helps. Did my long, damp/wet grass today with no problems even if it did take longer than usual.... ooooooh I hurt!


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:14

Cut grass today, as promised this morning. Hadn't done it for a while and it took about 4 hours, twice as long as usual. Aching all over at moment, feet up, typing this and watching TV too. Who says men cant tulti-mask....ooops!

Lawns do look much better tho' and I may now get going on some other jobs including the hedges, which I have left because of the weight of berries this year. Mostly I leave the tidying up to the Spring, when my sap starts rising, leaving the garden to the birds and bugs.

Wintering Agapanthus

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 16:08

Late frosts are the worst because the plants have very soft growth to be damaged. Early frosts have to attack gnarled and old stems from the previous year which might survive. A hard frost in late April or May is  disaaaaastrous.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 15:59

Hi GG... love your Chrysanths... did you grow them? I wish mine were half as good. However I really dislike ornamental cabbages.  They look so artificial to me but no doubt some like them or they would not be in the GCs.

Keep up the good work in Sholing.


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 11:43

Have just seen the man is back... made my day and trust he will be on this thread soon.

Wintering Agapanthus

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 11:34

Sounds as if it is unlikely to be fully hardy. If in a pot put it under cover somewhere, leaves will die back, don't water but keep just a little moist and then bring it back outside in the Spring when it shows signs of growth, always being ready to whip it back under cover if late frosts threaten.


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 11:31

I have A in v. large pots which I cover with a bin liner when they die down. They always survive. The less hardy ones ( usually have wider fleshier leaves) in smaller pots I give a bit more protection to, in a cold frame or unheated GH.


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 11:28

Grass cutting today, the weather's perfick for it, and the drying wind has helped apres the deluge!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 11:25

Off to cut grass , hopefully for the last time now that the drying wind has arrived.

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