Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 08:47

It's 4 weeks to the open gardens event in my village... no way am I chopping anything now.. unless I hit my foot in my panic to get everything done!!

New arrival

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:57

Yes, Shrinking Vi....

Pruning lilac

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:35

Think long term... choice is remove it altogether and remodel the garden to your design rather than the previous owner's. Or, if you want to keep it cut it all down to the ground and it should regrow to a more sensible size with your help. I don't think this would kill it. If it does then revert to plan A.

Mexican orange blossom

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:30

My Sundance doesn't look too good this year. Half of it is going brown. I am thinking of digging it out and remodelling that part of the garden. Perhaps they are not too long lived?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:24

I love curves GG... in the garden as well.

help with cerinthe

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:20

Mine have now desrted the bed I planted them in and have migrated to the gravel drive alongside.

New arrival

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:18

They do have the habit of seeding around easily altho' I am a little surprised at how big this one is . If it is an Agapanthus it is definitely more than 1 year old.

penny savers

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:14

Teabags acidify the soil/plant pots where you need it.

Many years ago I used to visit the local greengrocer after cutting my grass to raid his thrown out cabbage stalks, leaves etc. to add to my mowings to make great compost. Grass on its own is next to useless.

Re-use old potting compost as a mulch, or at the base of a planted up pot, just add a little food.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:03

Good friends never talk about religion, politics or sex... it always ends in tears... i have my opinion on all these subjects but I will keep them to myself.

Came second in the quiz tonight. I was a team of 1, as my team-mates were ill with the lurgi. Top team had 5 members. 'nuff said.


Gaillardia death

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:54

A few years ago, led in part by the RHS we were all encouraged to plant "prarie gardens/beds"... remember Piet Ouldorf? I was never very impressed by the basic untidy mess which many of these new borders appeared to be. The effort at Wisley was particularly unimpressive. It now appears that some of the recommended plants (see above) are not particularly suited to our conditions. I would guess that the basic problem is our winters rather than the summers. In the meantime we have all spent a shedload of money acieving very little. Shame? Beware untried new fads.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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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Dahlias..an unintended trial

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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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Looking after alpines

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