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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:49

Raining here, and some thunder. Keep it coming..


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:27

Rain radar shows rain heading here in about an hour. ( free web site.... will it rain today)

FB, glad you Hh is in good hands. Fingers crossed.

Watering and deadheading first thing this morning but no more until it cools a bit. I remember 1976, and standing outside in the downpour when the drought eventually came to an end,. Strange, as I'm only 27.


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:40

Hi Fb, I had a Hedgehog in my garden in daytime , never a good sign. It was on it's last legs. I gave it some water which it drank and some cat food which it ignored. I found a local Hh rescue place and they are looking after it. Anti-biotics and worming apart from Food and drink. It is alive and I can return it to my garden after about 4/5 weeks. 2 others, also young ones had already died. Perhaps the mother was dead and not feeding them?

Anyway, in my experience only the experts can save them. If it recovers with your care then the odds are that it wasn't ill in the first place. Expert help is a must.

Seeding advice for a new gardener

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:14

I read today, in a garden mag that extreme heat can sometimes deter germination, and as you are in a very warm spot you might try to find a relatively cool place , perhaps in a bit of shade/sun. This will still be better than indoors.

I also read that round pots are better than square, as water congregates (if water can congregate) in the corners. A new one on me but perhaps worth trying. Seed trays always have corners!!!  So you pays your money and takes your choice.

Is this an Escallonia?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:21

Fuchsia bogstandardus or is it ordinarious?


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:10

I am sure that flying over France and Italy will be as safe as ever.

Went to a very small nursery today on the recommendation of Gg. It's only 2 miles from me and I have always driven past before. Amazingly they had a lovely old stone trough/sink for my alpines/Terrace, and only £50, which is very cheap. These things are very difficult to find. What luck. Happy bunny.

Also bought alpine aster for 50p.  !!!!

Good spread and pictures in local newspaper, for last Saturday's Flower Show. Record entrants,visitors and takings. 


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:01

Have had tea and breakfast in bed, lovely draught through window, loads of posts on here... come on and get up, NOW 


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:58

I leave the final flowers on at the end of the season, and I don't tidy until early Spring, so the wild life gets a turn when it needs it most. I like the look of an untidy garden in winter too.

Knowing when to stop

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:54

I am lucky to have a paddock where I can build a nice pile , let it get nice and dry, and when the wind blows in the right direction get a really hot blaze going. It's over in no time. I have lived here for 15 years and have had only 4 bonfires. The ash is good for your shrubs and compost OL.


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:49

I always remove the stem down to an obvious joint, where hopefully the next flower is hiding. No lower!. 

If I don't do this I get a sea of sticks, again a bit untidy and detracting from the beauty of the flowers. Stems also go brown too. Coreopsis is a good pointer for this. Mine seem to have hundreds of flowers in a season and quite long stalks.

Nut, you have to give us some detail on your reasons and results. I am intrigued.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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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Looking after alpines

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Gardening in the dark....

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