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Woodgreen wonderboy

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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?


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 08:24

Just stopped for 10 minutes to dead head pansies , violas and geums. latter have loads of buds coming too.....


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:43

Good morning everyone, planting and weeding on agenda today. More rain later forecast so plantlets have no excuse though a bit of warmth wouldn't go amiss.

Does anyone know how Cornwall got on in the rugby?

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:35

GW  has become something of a national institution for us gardeners. However the current programme is failing us for much of the time. I am finding it less and less relevant to me and my garden and I now watch only those few segments that are of interest and value to me. Gone are the days when I dropped everything and settled down with a cuppa and GH, GS or AT. The acid test for me is " how relevant is this item to the average garden and its keeper?". Items about exotics can be covered on other programmes. GW has the opportunity to educate and inspire the next generation to continue the great British tradition of gardening, but I fear this just not happening.

The importance of this is reflected in the large number of posts over little more than a day. I hope the programme makers take note.

Landscaping Fabric

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 14:46

Most mulches are perfect seed beds for germinating weed seeds but, as Dorcas says, they pull out easily.

Some of my plants, such as agapanthus and erigeron germinate in my gravel paths. I tease them out and pot them up.

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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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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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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