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Woodgreen wonderboy

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growing wildflowers from seed

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:40

I think this is much more difficult than it looks. You could get loads of weeds, which will out compete your young seedlings. Are you going to let them grow and then kill them off with weedkiller, before you spread your seed?

I have gradually developed a wildflower plot with small plants such as primroses and cowslips... bulbs such as fritillaries (pre grown in pots as well) small narcissi, orchids, anenomes, daisies ( which do seed around very easily. All of this into an established lawn, which grows poorly and is only mown at the end of the summer. First up are snowdrops, planted in the green. I intend to add camasseias next.

Don't expect overnight success. I have taken 10 years plus so far.

Good luck either way.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:13

Did you repot in new compost? If so it will have feed. If not, it will be hungry.

recommendations for lawn fertilizer please

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:10

I think it may be lack of water. We had a long dry spell here, before our recent rains. I did some small repairs about 8 weeks ago and they struggled too.

I love the Royals......

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Don't be unkind to Prince Charles... he wants to run the Government, all on his own. No more need for tedious elections. What could be better?


How much stone to remove.

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:45

Have you ever looked at Terry Jarman's beach garden at Dungeness? I don't think he removed any stone... just moved it!

Ribes or Viburnum------------fight

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:15

Viburnam "Snowball", "Eskimo", "Mohawk"???

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 21:27

Kings and Queens hold their position in life by the invitation and consent of the people. That is the very foundation of our constitutional monarchy, and a central plank of our history.

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 20:52

Someone posted we are all born into our allowed place in life. If that was the case I would be living in a 2 up, 2 down terrace with an outside lavy, doffing my cap to my obvious betters. We didn't have a garden, only a concrete yard. Pah! 

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:42

Breaking news, I am just having my breakfast... a right royal feast.

National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:34
I think the secateurs were in a little holster on his thong!!!!

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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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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