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Woodgreen wonderboy

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New gardener - please help!!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 22:23

Some plants don't like early morning sun, especially when there are frosts around e.g. Camellias.

Advice on Weeping Willow, please

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 22:20

It's great to experiment, especially when your idea hasn't cost an arm and a leg. Those who never try anything new tell me they never fail.

Encouraging young gardeners

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 22:00

That's the best news I have had all day, thank you Rosie.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 21:59

Thanks to everyone for rallying around on the Young Gardener's post. We currently have a draw as we go into extra time... it's School chidren 8  Woodlice 8. A real victory would come from a response from GW, but I don't have high hopes of that. When you work for the BBC you have to have your "sorry" bone removed.


Visiting Malvern Spring Show

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 21:20

Malvern is the best show I have been to and I went again this year on the first day. It gets better every year. The show gardens, which frankly could be disappointing years ago, are now very good and as they are done on more limited budgets than Chelsea/ Hampton Court they are more relevant to you and me. The Floral Marquee houses many of the country's best nurseries and you can shop until you drop. I usually have no real idea what I am going to buy and then find I have run out of money, there are so many wonderful plants to buy. This year I concentrated on Alpines, which are my new love. Heaven in a gardening show. Aumn Show at Malvern is just as good, and especially for spring bulbvs etc.

Advice on Weeping Willow, please

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 20:57

Please, please, please don't plant any of these anywhere near your house or drains, and by near about 100m. might be OK but I wouldn't bet on it.


Posted: 10/05/2013 at 20:44

Regular use of the strongest pellets you can find is the only "sure-fire" method...well nearly

Encouraging young gardeners

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 20:30

Nut, my point is that GW should have included the childrens' efforts in their "busy" scehedule from the off. The overall standard of gardens was very good, and gets better each year. The school's gardens were every bit as good in their way and deserve equal exposure.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 19:39

Hi everyone... following my visit to Malvern I started a new thread about the need to encourage children to take up gardening. At about the same time somone else started a thread about woodlice. So far children have elicited 1 response and woodlice 8 !!!

No wonder Gardeners World shows no interest in the next generation.



Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:13

If you use a shallow tray under your pot and water so that your plants are standing in say less than1/2 inch of water I think that the plant will have enough water but not too much and that what with evaporation you will come home to a living plant in moist compost with no real damage to it's prospects. The only drawback is that roots will not grow into waterlogged soil so these may not have developed while you were away. 

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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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