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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Another "Guess the plant" Thread

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:28

You could darn socks....

bird box

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:27

The very first time i had a box the blue tits inspected it within minutes of putting it up and some nested successfully first year. This was 30 years ago. More recently I have had less luck. It's the same box incredibly now situated in it's 4th garden!!

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:23

Cosmos are one of the most reliable germinating seeds and also incredibly quick to come up. I grow lots and lots and lots of white ones, never coloured ones. I haven't planted my seeds yet, there' still time for this super plant. As they are a relatvely large seed I now grow them in modular trays one per module. This way you don't check them as much if you pot on. Also if you grow in normal trays they are so quick to get going that ofen the roots are matted together before you blinkand I end up literally tearing them apart as you can't distinguish what roots belong to which plant.

I agree that if you have plants now keep pinching out for best results.

Another "Guess the plant" Thread

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:12

Mine is less prickly than usual Mahonia thug needles.

Bee spotting

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:10

On some warm days a couple of weeks ago my heather and willow catkins were covered in honey bees. Today i rescued a bumble in my greenhouse. Otherwise none at present in south of england. A bee keeper told me recently that the queens aren't laying in this cold weather. In normal years the numbers in a hive increase to maximum at end June/early July, then reduce over the rest of the summer.

Another "Guess the plant" Thread

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:06

I don't have a photo but plantfinder does. There may be more than 1 cross between these 2 plants. There are quite a lot of each one.

Another "Guess the plant" Thread

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:03

Have just looked this up on plantfinder and there is a cross between mahonia and berberis, called mahoberberis...could be this?

Another "Guess the plant" Thread

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 22:58

I have a plant like this and it is a cross between a Mahonia and something else which may be some form of berberis. Latter is a bit of a guess though.

Lawn problem

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:39

As an "other people" I agree totally with Busy-Lizzie. "nuff said from me. Good luck with it.

Is it me?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:07

Like many of you I have been a GW fan since Percy Thrower's days. I find the current offering thoroughly boring and rarely useful. I certainly don't know it all but I cannot, and never have. liked MD. I know it is all a matter of personal preference and I cannot put my finger on it but he is the worst presenter they have ever had. Toby was good as was Alan before he went walkabout. Geoff was great, and everyone before him really shaped my thinking over the years. Now, I watch GW with one eye on my laptop doing something else at the same time.

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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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 12:39

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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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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Gardening in the dark....

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