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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:15

There is in fact very little food in modern compost... which means that you can re-use it if you add a bit of food yourself, such as blood, fish and bone or liquid feed, such as tomorite. Just treat it as unused compost and start again. After all it is only a medium for holding nutrients and moisture, ( i.e. water)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:10

Back from pub... do we have a committee yet?...... anyway did I mention that my garden is open for charity on Sunday... details to follow... 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:04

The grass in the local meadows is growing 3 inches evey day !!!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:36

GG,We could take it in turns to start the thread each evening , but then we would need a rota, which probably means we need a committee, and a Chairperson, Secretary and probably a Treasurer. Can't have that without a constiution first, and a set of standing orders......anyone else think this is a good idea?

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:30

Lots and lots of potential and opportunities. You know what the answer is to the question"How do you eat an elephant?" Well you do it a bit at a time. Have a long term plan in mind but start with the patio area and gradually work outwards, a section at a time, or perhaps a section each successive year. This will give you something to plan during the winter and then your project for that year is in place. You probably need a bit of help with the labouring/construction and a good friend should come to mind? Paths and raised beds must be in your long term plan, and be bold, everything is possible. Altho' I am fully abled, my new garden, 14 years ago, was very daunting and money was not plentiful. However it now looks great and gives me bags of pleasure.


Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:10

I vaguely remember that Banksia etc. is a bit shy to get started. Patience will no doubt be rewarded.

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Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:00

Planted runner beans today, using those clever plastic clip things that go at the top of the canes. Good thing is that it holds 8 canes wigwam very rigid. Bad news is that the clips only take relatively thin cane and break easily as you force the cane into the clip. Broke 2 clips but tied those canes on quite easily, so works anyway. Planted some flowers as well but fell asleep after dinner when I should have been watering..oops. Rain expected but not sure if it will be enough to settle new plants, so will water tomorrow. "Manana"  ( looks so wrong without that twiddly thingy on the top of the "n".. well you know what I mean.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:28

I cooked some of my bb tops  a few days ago.. v tasty and a shame to waste them. Microwaved.

Underplanting aubretia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:18

They will self-seed, just about anywhere, but cutting back v. hard is best for flowering next year. Once they get leggy they lose their value and beauty. When you cut back leaving bare soil plant with flowery annuals such as gazania, pelargoniums , pansies etc., plants you can afford to pull out at the end of the season to give the aubretia another go.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:14

They also need plenty of rainwater during late summer/autumn to help make flower buds for next year.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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

Gaillardia death

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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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Looking after alpines

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Last Post: 24/03/2013 at 21:09

Gardening in the dark....

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