Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:34

Thanks Gg, to have seen as many as you did was fantastic. Bit like doing a triatholon followed by press-ups. Look forward to all your photos, not too may close-ups of weeds please. A lady phoned today to say she had been inspired to write a poem, which she is sending to the local paper. The power of gardening..

We all get to see each others gardens next week. By all accounts it should be quite good.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 12:41

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. And good luck DD for your open day. I know I had some neglected corners but I don't think the visitors noticed! Give them some stunners to look at, an over strength Pimms, and guide them where you want them to go and you will be fine. Horticultural subterfuge is the name of the game.

( Exam question: "all gardening is artifice-Discuss")


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:42

Have just been told that we sold 400 tickets at the open gardens event and raised about £4,000 for our charities, which is more than last time. We also had a very enjoyable party in my garden afterwards and hopefully soon we will be able to go around each others garden while they look good. 

Had a busman's holiday today, digging in a friend's garden. How daft is that.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 07:48

Great morning here... open day attracted about 350 visitors to the village. Not sure of exact amount raised for our chosen charities, but it looks like a very successful event. Feedback on gardens was very positive and kind. Weather was better than forecast and the sun made an appearance from time to time.

Great to see Gg, Chicky and 4th Panda. Amazing that they would travel so far. Hope pictures will follow.

My resolution now is to enjoy my garden and maintain it lovingly  so that it never becomes a chore again, needing as much work as this time! There is loads more flower power to come. 


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:49

Good morning everyone.... dry and cloudy but the forecast is good and perhaps getting better later. Just a few little jobs to do and then it's Pimms o'clock for the visitors.  The garden might even look half decent through the haze. I'm not daft

Looking forward to meeting Chicky and Gg again, and Panda too. I hope they can post a few pictures later.

Will report back later... have a good one everyone...



Posted: 13/06/2015 at 07:08

good morning all....well the garden is as ready as it will ever be and today is for last minute shopping etc for the refreshment side of things. Hope you forkers enjoy a Pimms. Others are doing "cakes", whatever they are! Also all the garden openers are congregating here in the evening for a relaxing party, hopefully in the garden.

The weather forecast keeps changing, so I won't tempt providence. Thanks to Gg , Chicky and Panda for the support on here and anyone else who can come tomorrow, 10 'til 5 .... 14 great gardens, and if you can do that lot, you are a gardening star. The pub and our fantastic village shop are open ( Shop 'til 2); parking signposted behind the village hall. Village is in the New Forest and is very beautiful, but not touristy tacky at all. End of advert!

Finally sorry to hear your news Dove, which puts everything into perspective, but also underlines how important our gardens are to us all. My wife still hovers at my shoulder, and all my decisions have to be approved by her. She always said she would see the garden through my eyes, and that is motivation enough.

See you later....

Frost tonight!!!???

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 20:44

Western East Anglia has sandy soils I believe... loses heat quickly overnight?


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 07:42

Hello Forkers, everything focused on open day from here on. Last night's rain good for new plantings... mainly various cosmos infilling. White, orange and pink, but not planted together. What we need now is some warmth and then everyone and all the plants will be happy.Can you help?

Plant (weed?) identification

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:24

It's a pretty weed, but if you let it seed it will be all over the place. Probably good to remove the buttercup, including all root, lest that spreads too.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:20

A 1 hour GW would be great, plenty of time to keep us all happy. Also why don't they use BBC3 and 4 during the day to show reruns of useful progs. such as old GWs?

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