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Woodgreen wonderboy

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:23

Sunny and warm in Hampshire but very windy which helped keep me cool working on the garden, except when my hat blew off.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:33

9 hours slog finishing front garden, more or less, apart from some odds and ends. Next week free for planting dahlias, runners and filling gaps in borders. Have definitely broken the back of the big clear up for open day on the 16th. Probably broken some other things too, but at least my 4th edging tool held out. Flat out in front of laptop and TV, with a glass of something.

Love Christo's books, chicky... have you read his correspondence with Beth Chatto?

How long until my philadelphus/ mock orange flowers?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 19:27

Don't prune until after your first flowering, which could be this year yet. Mine haven't flowered yet, and I am in  the south. Prune flowering stems as soon as they finish, and you will get flowers the following year. Do't give up yet, they are pretty reliable, with the emphasis on pretty.


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 08:36

I grow lots of tulips in pots after seeing how good Carol Klein's looked on GW. Just one or two colours in as many pots as you can, gives a great early season hit of colour. What's more it gives me and excuse to go to the Malvern Autumn Show to pick my colours.

Last year I replanted the tulips out of the pots into the vegetable garden and Monty was right to say that you will get some flower but not as good. I will leave them there and plant my runners on top. I use these for cutting.


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 08:29

I have red and white camellias, but we had better not go there again...


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 08:26


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:51

Try some iron sequesterne which helps it take up nutrients . Presume you are only giving it rain water. 

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:21

Over the years my garden has taken on just about all of your list, except of course "best kept". Now have plans for Water and Alpines!! Is there no end? 

There are no problems in my garden, only challenges.. it's just that there are so many challenges that it's become a bit of a problem.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:10

Thanks.. well it was squelchio here this morning and only a bit scorchio this afternoon.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:04

Hasn't Carol on BBC Breakfast been using Scorchio for years? Who came first...

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

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