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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:38

Potatoes, shallots, onion sets, garlic, broad beans. Get a basic veg. growing book to help you.

Runner beans up supports later are always good value.

You can buy baby plants too to get you going. You will get failures, but we all do. Not everything works in the same year, because of weather etc.


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:35

Hi Wintersong. believing you to be local to me in the New Forest have you tried Wolvercroft on the Fordingbridge to Alderholt road for Clematis. Good cakes too. Worth a bit of a drive.

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Posted: 05/02/2015 at 08:18

Hugs, Verd. My thoughts are with you.

sweetpea idea

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 10:30

I grow my SPs in large pots. If I don't keep them very moist they go brown quickly and the flowers are small and few, and if I don't continually pick the flowers they make seeds and then pack up flowering for the duration. Letting them do their own thing is probably a guarantee of a poorly show. 

Have you looked at the perennial SP, which could well clothe your bank successfully.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 08:57

Snow here too, quite unexpected, at least in this household. School bus is stuck up the hill. Out door plans have known converted to ironing and writing.

Ho Hum.....

colour scheme

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 23:30

Blue onion you are a gardening hero! Do you have a local gardeninh=g club to swop ideas? I wouldn't know where to start. LOVE. 

sweetpea idea

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 23:25

The only reasons for growing SPs are fragrance and flowers. You pick them frequently and take them indoors. When you wake up in the morning you are flooded with fragrence in your home. Your ideas should be about maximising these  2 things. Otherwise will the  bank idea really be worth the effort? What else might be better?


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 09:08

I have just lost a really thick pot, which  thought was too strong to break! No terracotta pot is safe if that monster could break,

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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 21:38

Thanks Verd. . I know you fought hard to get your Mum the best care when she needed it. I didn't cry until I read of your loss and it brought it all home to me. 

And thank you to everyone else too, it helps a great deal.

My Mum was one of that generation which asked for little for themselves, and were always keen to see others were well provided for. I fear we may be losing that some of that selflessness, although I hope not. 



Posted: 01/02/2015 at 21:23

Hi Gg, my CH is playing up too... not fair on us soft southerners is it?

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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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