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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:16

Visited 10 gardens in the neighbouring village of Hale . Hale is in the New Forest and is largely on acid soil so lots of rhodies, camellias etc. The gardens ranged from several acres of woodland wonderland (once a yellow book garden) to a vegetable garden utilising science and engineering to maximise the chance of winning prizes in the show later this year. All day there were refreshments in the Village Hall and we were entertained by the Hale Stones musical assemble ( can't think of a better description). The weather deteriorated later in the afternoon but intrepid gardeners continued to walk around determined to tick off all the boxes. All for charity and love of gardening. Next month it is the turn of Woodgreen. We shall have to buckle down to match this. I will post the details nearer the time.

Visiting Malvern Spring Show

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:02

Thanks daffyg. for your support on this... we can but hope that they see this and do something about it on another occasion.

camellias leaves turning yellow

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 17:52

Iron Sequestrene is a good tonic for camellias as it helps them take up nutrients you are feeding them. They hate early morning sun and frosts damage the flowers without fail. Rainwater only (occasional tapwater is OK) and lots of it in late summer/autumn to help flowerbud formation. Eriaceous compost only in pots, and daily "cup of tea" is good. You can eat the cake.

What plant?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:43

Summarising the combined knowledge of the above:-

1. lonicera nitida... green version, not baggenson's gold

2 and 3. flowering currant... Ribes

4. viburnam tinus

5. hebe, possibly red edge

My attempts at gardening ::: comments welcome!

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:36

Your pics are on their side, just like my avatar... hence cleverclogs. I love your efforts and am envious of your green sward.  

Encouraging young gardeners

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:33

gfk etc.  I am afraid I am not at all impressed by your arguments... it's just a matter of proper planning beforehand and realising that you are in prime position to do something about this important issue, rather than the somewhat formulaic efforts each year... oh look there's the best in show, let's go over and interview them!

When I see feedback type programmes on TV where ordinary folk comment adversely about the programmes they see there is always an apologist rolled out with the standard book of excuses ... never an apology or acceptance that the public might have a point. I would love to see this part of the training manual.. it must be a classic.

Dog's tooth violet (Erythronium dens-canis)

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:15


Dog's tooth violet (Erythronium dens-canis)

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:08

Thanks for the post JMac.. I have just planted several of these.. now I know what to do. I always was **** about front. You can always rely on Nut for good advice.

My attempts at gardening ::: comments welcome!

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:05

You must have a stiff neck!!

monty don

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:02

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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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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