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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Where is the buzz of busy bees?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 22:18

Today's Sunday Independent Newspaper reports that  queen Short Haired bees , collected in Sweden, where they are increasing, are to be released at Dungeness in an effort to reintrodce them to Brirain. Other endangered species are to be helped in this way. Clearly this says that there is a problem, and that solutions are being actively sought.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:51

Less than 2 weeks now to the garden opening on 16 June. Rear garden more or less finished except for planting out 140 dahlias, waiting for daffs/tulips to die off a bit more first. Front garden clear-up starts tomorrow. Looks as if weather may be hot so will try to get early starts, in case temp. gets too much for me. Need warmth however to speed up some of the flowers for good display on the day. Touch and go on Roses, Irises,Coreopsis and lots more...( see thread  " something for the weekend " for details if you are interested.)

Suggestions please..

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:43

Hostas look great in pots and easier to manage the slug/snail issue. 
Tulips , say 2 colours which you adore... I might try orange and purple. Throw them away when they have finished and reuse the pots for a summer flower. Gazanias., Dahlias, pansies etc.

Whatever you do stuff them in, the more the prettier.

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:38

Fingernails slice them nicely in two...

New arrival

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 08:25

Mine are in pots stood on gravel... they seed readily in the gravel and it is easy to tease out the mini plants and pot them up..

Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:54

Fourteen gardens in the village of Woodgreen in The New Forest are opening to the public on 16th June, from 10 am to 5 pm, in aid of The Village Halls of Hale and Woodgreen, The Hants and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and the Colostomy Association. Tickets cost £6 ( children under 14 free), and are available at any of the gardens on the trail. Gardens will be signposted and your ticket is also your map.

Woodgreen is in the New Forest just off the A338 between Salisbury and Ringwood. Key in SP6 2AJ into your satnav and you will find the village hall in the village centre. The Hall is where you can find refreshments and loos etc. and most important is the home of the famous wall murals , painted in the early 1930s and depicting village life and the actual villagers of the day.The BBC once made a TV programme about them and they are worth the visit in themselves. There is also the local hostelry, The Horse and Groom nearby and wild ponies, deer and cattle mingle with the locals. Oh yes, and the gardens are good too.


Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:40

This thread is intended to be the go-to place to find out about where and when your local plant sales, flower shows or open-garden events etc. are being held near you soon. It's where local gardening societies, groups and individuals can advertise their events and give you the essential details so that you can have a good day out, support charities and eat cake!, lots of cake

The next post will be mine advertising the open-gardens day in Woodgreen, where I live... just to get things going. I very much hope other societies and enthusiasts will follow suit so that they can reach a wider audience and the rest of us can appreciate their efforts  and support good causes.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:30

Oh, yes.I never noticed that before.. thank you... my life is now enriched. 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:23

Saturday is the "Rocky Plant " show at Wimborne Minster , and I am going to Wisley on Sunday. So I am very very happy... where did you buy those sungalasses ... I want some..

And Finally, Unidentified shrub 3

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 21:46

Are the flowers really, really small, Nut, and have I seen bees on my Pittisporum , with me wondering what on earth they were doing wasting their energy. Or was I hallucinating?

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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