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Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

good effect of a wet summer

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:51

What else did will do well this year beause of last year's wet weather?

Here's a couple for your starter for ten...camellias, most spring flowering bulbs

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:32

There is no case whatsoever for supermarkets to allocate the nearest carpark spaces to the fit mums and dads with children If they need more space to open the doors then go to the far reaches of the carpark which fill up last. Moreover they are young enough to walk the extra distance, and which isn't that far anyway. The irrefutable logic of carpark layout has to be based on the ability to walk from car to shop i.e. disabled spaces nearest, OAP spaces next, then the rest, furthest away. 

TT you are absolutely correct about how young families are mollycoddled these days. We can all remember how our own parents coped brilliantly in the 1940's, 1950's etc without ant preferential treatment and none of the labour saving devices.

Seems to me that some form of culture change is overdue.

New Blog

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:10

Brilliant idea, go for it. However two words of warning/advice. Don't try to do everything at once. Build your blog so that those that read it will return as they were impressed the first time. If you disappoint them they may not return. Second, think about how you get the word out that your blog even exists. Some form of marketing will be necessary? Best of British.

Need Bees This Year!

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:04

Breaking News!!.....spoke to a bee expert yesterday (at least I hope he was-- he sold me a lot of honey)...the queen bees are not laying eggs in this cold weather, so the colonies are basically dormant waiting for warmer weather. So nature puts everything on hold. Not sure what this means for buying and propogating plants in this awful Spring.

Talkback: How to mow your lawn

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 12:28

Can I please register a vote for dandelions which our parents all taught us to loathe. They are a great source of food for the bees etc. in early summer. It is also a beautiful plant, great flower, reliable, disease free, lovely cut leaf, prolific etc.etc. ...what more do you want in a plant??

Patabee, yellow trefoil often appears after you kill off the other weeds as it colonises the open spaces left. You did the right thing by spraying again with a specific weedkiller.

Why I never buy online

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 12:14

Parent and child spaces should be the furthest away from the shop, since these mums (and Dads sometimes) are by definition the fitest in society. They are always young and they are healthy enough to have had a family. The small children should also be encouraged to walk from the nether regions of the car park to get them started on a healthy lifestyle too. No, the spaces should be allocated on the basis of ability to walk under your own steam. Disabled spaces nearest, then spaces reserved for OAPs and then the rest for the younger elements. Controversial enough? Argue against that... the logic is impecable.

Why I never buy online

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:56

Come on someone say something controversial... this thread is too much sweetness and light. Anyway the clocks go forward in an hour or two and it's time to go to bed!!

Today's dilemma

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:53

Buy some plastic troughs and fill them with potting compost. Plant sets, fairly close together, water regularly and feed with tomorite or somesuch as you go. You may not get giant onions but you will get a crop of worthwhile onions. This method is easy since it is space saving, you can move them around to suit weather etc. and weeding is a doddle.

Tell BF he is a genius and say welcome to gardening. Then give him all the jobs you are not very keen on.

Autumn planted onion sets

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 22:47

I planted some too and they haven't done very much. The raised beds are new and have good soil with lots of rotted down compost, so it can't be for the lack of food? However your post has encouraged me to add a little organic food but please take care with the raking in as onions are shallow rooted and you could do as much harm as good. 

Why I never buy online

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 22:37

I do so agree GG...I hope that we will keep and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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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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