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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Weird little egg type things?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:35

Dalek eggs....beware

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:26

Tree,,,Malus "Evereste"....or Acer Griseum...can't make my mind up 

Shrub... Viburnam  "Mariesii"

Perrennial....dahlias in variety

Annual...Cosmos  "Purity" ( White)

Spring bulb...fritillaria melagris

Ask me tomorrow and I wiill probably change my mind!!

The best dicentra is........?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:20

V. I have just planted 2 Formosa's... Spring Gold and Spring Magic... both in partial shade bed behind a viburnam bush. Have widened the bed this year as the viburnam was encroaching. Nice opportunity to introduce some new varieties. These 2 look great alongside lamium, heucheuras,pulmonaria and a few freebee cowslips, aquilegias etc.

I also grow Alba in my white border and it looks better than ever this year. It will be joined with a few touches of purple this year. All white can look a bit flat and needs a touch of colour... but I think we have discussed this already.

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:58

I agree wholeheartedly with all the adverse comments on the J Aurthur Bowers standard compost. This year's offering is dreadful... utterly useless for seeds unless you sieve it first, and not much better for potting on. Probably just about good enough for a mulch

I pointed this out to my local GC and they recommended the JABowers compost with added John Innes... a bit dearer but is definitely better.

They should take the "which" 2012 recommendation off the bags... it's out of date and now totally misleading.

planting combinations at chelsea

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:11

Can't compete with the brainpower above but loved looking at the pictures of Chelsea... thank you so much.. you have made my evening...raining at moment and have given up on idea of walking to pub for weekly quiz.  

When to move fruit tree from pot to ground

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:56

As it is in a pot you can plant out now if you wish. Trimming it will probably mean no fruit this year, altho' you could sacrifice fruit now to give it a better long term future. This is what I would do.

winter pansies can they carry on

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:47

Dig up, cut back and CRAM into an old pot, as many as you can. Feed and the flowers you get will look pretty good.

Better than binning...

Where is the buzz of busy bees?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:44

They are probably in the hive during cooler weather. They will return if and when it gets warmer.......numbers build up in hive to maximum at end of June/early July.

Better weather forecast at weekend

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 18:14

I have had a very hard day in the garden, but when I look at what I achieved it makes me happy....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:21

Yes, V. I normally hide mine among other perrenials, but this experiment is an extra treat, so to speak. I counted about 40 heads today. There are some violas peeping through the foliage, which is now dieing down . The overall effect is spectacular but would be better if I can find a better camouflage for the leaves.

I am very lucky to have gardening friends who now live in Worcester, so I don't even have to book hotels to go to Malvern

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Frikartii Monch

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When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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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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