Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Wildflower bulb planting.

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:41

I don't think spreading will be much of a problem. i have some of these plants in the grass outside of my backdoor which allows me to see and enjoy them without going outside in the bad weather. Good idea to start in pots, get one year's enjoyment out of them in greenhouse or whereever, and then plant out when flower goes over. Bulbs straight in ground could lead to losses. Go for it.

Technical Issues

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:30

If you can resolve this we will be forever in your debt.

no emails as well as small text

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:28

When I post a response it clearly shows on other people's screens and I sometimes get responses. However I can't see my own posts in the thread which is frustrating. I can see the response to my post, but not my post! this has happened ever since I joined a couple of weeks ago, have reported it twice.


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:24

After several years growing hostas in the garden soil and watching slugs debeautify them I dug every one up and put them into a collection of pots on the patio. I can control slugs with proper pellets which are out of sight under the leaves and no danger to wildlife ( except the slug of course which is technically wild too...at least he is when he meets the pellet!)

This creates an attractive display which I can move around for effect. No sign of life this year yet.


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:15

They obviously know that it is going to be a wonderful summer and that there is no rush!

WEATHER this week

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:13

Global warming!!

Potting A Madnolia

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:09

I have not been very successful at growing magnlias in pots. A more recent planting in the garden is now heavy with buds for the fist time.


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 19:04

I once ordered a large order of summer plantlets from T&M...disaster. Lots of delay and inapprpropriate substitutions. They knew that I had had such bad service that when I asked for a total refund they immediately agreed and I was left with a bunch of plants for free but which were a million miles from what I originally wanted and planned for.

On a second rant, this year the formulation of Roseclear3 has been changed and now makes only half the quantity it did last year, although the price hasn't changed. Beware roselovers.

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 18:58

In my garden they grow on virtually nothing! They seed into the gravel drive and come up there turning a desert into a dry garden. Honest, if I dig down I find only stones and gravel dust, as hard as nails. great plant.

Gardening Shows

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 22:38

I have been to Chelsea and Hampton Court. Last visit to latter was disappointing... too much lifestyle, too little gardening. My favourite is now Malvern and I see you live close enough for a day visit. I go to the Spring show to buy my plants etc for the summer, and to the autumn show to buy my bulbs and plants for the following spring. Brilliant selection of specialist growers and plants etc. Also much cheaper than the other 2 which are now very expensive.RHS please note.

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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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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Dahlias..an 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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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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Last Post: 26/03/2013 at 08:41

Looking after alpines

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