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Woodgreen wonderboy

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:37

Hi V., showers this morning and amazingly windy for this time of year. Sunny now. Irises have had a bit of a battering.

Please help identify :)

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:34

You may well have originally had a bleeding Heart-Dicentra- and this has died. Aquilegias pop up all over the place and it is highly likely that the soil you were given had the aquilegia seed in it and this has now taken over. I love both.

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:30

Can you eat it? Looks tasty.


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:29

Hi everyone again, back indoors after garden finally put to bed for the great day. Don't uncross those fingers yet but latest forecast is "less bad" than before . Just been to cream tea in neighbouring village for Marie Curie, now feet up for an hour before indoor stuff takes over. Nice piece of pork to cook tonight with pepper sauce, and Rioja.  See you on the other thread later. Thanks.


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 08:38

Just one more flower border to tidy up, and I am done. BBC still hedging their bets on the weather for tomorrow, so at least there is hope. Thanks for all your posts... I can feel the vibes...

Gardeners world show

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 23:46

HC is different from Chelsea. Good thing is that it is a much bigger site and less crowded, altho' more tiring because of distances to be walked. Show gardens are not as grand, altho' can still be interesting. You can buy plants on any day. Strangely Chelsea opens very early in morning..  0830?, but HC makes you wait to 1000, which seems ridiculous and unnecessary. Easy to park car at HC. Great breakfasts at the Tiltyard restaurant. Downside is that it is fast becoming a "lifetstyle" event and gardening seems to be taking the back seat.

I left HC very disappointed last year but may give it one more go. If you want to go to a good show try Malvern in Spring with a revisit in Autumn. My personal favourites 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 23:19

Woke this morning feeling quite depressed about the weather prospects for Sunday and all the effort that villagers have put into making Sunday a success. Nevertheless I spent the day doing those last minute things. Like all gardeners I think it will all look so much better in another 2 weeks.Foliage dominates rather than flowers. However some parts look just fine, even if the irises which promised to be a star turn have taken a bit of a battering from the wind. The roses look good and are just starting to flower. The young dahlias look healthy altho' some way off flowering. The alpine house has quite a lot of interest. The vegetables look tasty. Trees are at their best.

No garden looks perfect in every aspect at the same time, unless it is in the entirely artificial nature of a "chelsea" garden. Some bits look great, others are not quite there yet and others were prettier yesterday. The beauty of gardening is in the continuum of the process and we should enjoy what we have now. Let's still hope the weather enables others to see it too. 


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:22

beautiful now and soon off to village green to hear local swing band concert for local charity, and picnic, and wine, and cake


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 08:58

Thanks everyone for reminding me of my O levels, taken 50 years ago this year!

If the GCES are getting easier just how hard must they have been then?? Seriously kids these days are so much more rounded as individuals than we were and smart too. They must be doing something right.

Still sweating on Sunday's weather forecast, even the lovely Carol can't make her mind up.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 23:58

I tasted some tiny fresh broad beans straight from the pod... nature's sweets.

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