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Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Make do and mend

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:58

I wear any clothes that are worn out generally, as my gardening clothes. I have to admit that I wear them to bits on the garden, as no-one else can see me. And then they go straight into the bin.

The frames from my old plastic greenhouses, sans covers, make good staging in the greenhouse and I have another in the garage for all my sundries,small tools, paint brushes etc. Another has my dahlias, in pots, on it while they wait to be planted out

By the way you can get replacement covers for some greenhouse... just ask at the GC where you bought it and if they don't have one, ask for the name of the supplier who can probably send you one at a small charge.

Runner Beans

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:35

I also use my frames from the plastic greenhouses for extra staging in the main greenhouse and also as shelving for all my sundries. So all is not lost.

Runner Beans

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:28

ArtJack,I got a replacement plastic cover a few years ago. The company is called "Halls" I think and I rang them and they were very efficient. Sorry but I have lost the details, which I got originally from my local GC which sells them. Some GCs sell replacements but you need to check the dimensions first. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 23:02

BizLiz...parsnips are shy germinators, that's why the ol' boys advised 3 seeds per station. I don't grow them, but have had failures in the past. I think a bit of warmth might help too 

Beloved Lavender bushes dying

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 22:59

Again you want sharp drainage. Try a mix of potting compost and grit . Place cuttings around edge of pot which is supposed to increase chance of striking. Do several pots with about 6 cuttings in each. Water then put in shade. I wouldn't put plastic bags over them in your circumstances since they should have fresh/dry air to avoid rotting off. Water about once a week. Stand pots on sand/gravel. Good potting.

Beloved Lavender bushes dying

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 22:20

Lavender likes hot dry conditions with sharp drainage so it sounds as if your plants are struggling with the wet. What can you do to improve the drainage? If there are any live plants you could take some cuttings as an insurance policy should you lose any plants. My lavenders also seed readily ... have you any seeds or seedlings at the base of the plants, which you could pot up and bring on for the future. Your climate is so different from ours that it is difficult to know what to do. Good luck with them.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 20:52

Yes please if that is possible, you are very kind. Hope you will find something here to please you too.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 20:42

Hello Gardening Girl. My garden is stuffed full but at the moment I am planting shade lovers and small alpines. Does that help?

Any idea what these plants are?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 20:11

If no.1 is loosestrife , and I am not sure that it is, it will sucker underground and become a bit of a nuisance that is v. difficult to eradicate. Check with your sister?

Verbena B

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 20:04

They will zoom soon. They are not an early flowerer.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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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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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Gardening in the dark....

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