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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:17

Off to '40s concert with a swing band soon. Part of a bygones event, held annually on old RAF base in the Forest.

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 05:55

On any one flower spike there will be seed capsules which are immature at the top, others that have already escaped at the bottom, and ready-to-collect ones in between. Collect some capsules from the middle, place in a paper bag, shake and hey presto you have ten million seeds. They are minute so only need sprinkling where you want them to germinate, including your seed tray. No need to cover.


Posted: 02/08/2014 at 05:48

up early to help in shop. Today we take supplies to local campsite in Forest and extra pair of hands helps. Not a sign of any rain. Happy valley keeps missing out.

Good morning to you all as you fall out of your pit. hopefully a lovely day beckons.


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:20

Fb, you are right, we all give money to the NHS to spend on looking after us. What else is the merry go round for... sitting around in meetings?

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:21

Saw a little stunner at the New Forest show, Pococks again... Super Trouper... smallish, tangerine... wow

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 16:42

According to Stuart Pocock of Pocock's Roses all roses will succumb to diseases eventually, say 12-15 years as diseases mutate and resistance drops to the changing pathogen. It's a shame but that means you may have to forgo your favourite rose and replace it with a newer variety..

Forum names

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 15:53

Thanks Fleurisa... now I know they are safe  

Forum names

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 09:42

Lily beetles and general tiredoutness have just about done for my lilies, so I won't be dabbling with them anymore. They don't pass my cost/benefit test where I weigh up the pleasure I get against the work and bother involved. Did you know that 20 years ago lily beetles were a rare sight? Although they are lilies Agapanthus seem to be immune to them here, even where they share a pot. In the latter case a single agapanthus , planted in a small space with 6 lily bulbs has noe all but taken over.  The cuckoo in the nest. I now grow loads of Agapanthus and the produce lots of babies for me to grow my collection and give away to mates.

What's this little cutie?

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 09:35

Is the trick with identifying salvias the flowers remind me of pea flowers?


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 23:04

Thanks Gg for the pictures of before and after terrace. It was finished today although I can't plant up the raised beds around the trees for a few days as the cement goes off. Have included some niches in the walls for the erigeron daisies I have been growing and I have included some bricks with holes on for some sedums. Tomorrow the large stone trough arrives. It will weigh a ton, and I will report on how we manage. I am delighted with how my contractor has interpreted my ideas. Next job to strip out the bed incorporating the Prunus Serrula tree for replanting. It will make a good home for all my helianthemums which I rescued from the terrace border.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Frikartii Monch

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When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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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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Last Post: 17/06/2013 at 15:44 unintended trial

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Last Post: 11/06/2013 at 16:34

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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