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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:49

Great job, Gg. They look very attractive and very suitable for the Station. transport and all that….

Chicky… report on Alpine House please.

Planting Jasmine nudiflorum

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 11:34

Don't forget you will want to prune it to keep shape and encourage flowering.


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 12:36

My Satnav is called "Ermintrude", 

winter tidy up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 19:26

Might be Pyracantha? My bette noir.


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 19:23

"Black Friday"… another meaningless American import…Bah Humbug .. now very glad I spent the day gardening. Why would you choose to go shopping when you could be shovelling?

I nominate all Fridays from hereon as "Cake Friday". If you can't bake one, you have to buy one or at the very least, eat one. No exceptions or EU derogations will be allowed.

winter tidy up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 14:56

Dahlia bed now put to bed for the duration… cut back and mulched. I have always lifted the tubers in the past but this year I am leaving them in, with a covering of spent potting compost collected over the summer. Fingers crossed . Next job is leaf collection, now that they are all down. Will keep you posted.

Buried treasure

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 10:31

My house is 15 years old and was built with 12 others on the site of a  very large derelict wholesale nursery, overall about 12 acres. It was a complete mess with loads of broken glass. Unfortunately the builder made a complete "cods" of clearing and cleaning the site. Altho' the various authorities approved the works to do this, I had to shame the builder to come back and clean up the large amounts of glass that still lay everywhere. It took another 2 years in total and must have cost them a fortune. I literally stood over them while they did it to make sure they didn't cut any more corners. Now when I garden I rarely find more than the odd piece. So I don't expect to find anything of any real interest, but that is a small price to pay for peace of mind on the glazing front.

winter tidy up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 10:18

As I cut back foliage, prune roses etc I cut the bits into approx 6 inch lengths. This may help rotting down , but even if it doesn't it makes the resulting compost more manageable. Less work in the long run?


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 10:15

Hi everyone, enjoy Wizzers Chicky…. report back on Alpine House please.

I leave most leaves on flower beds… it gives a nice "natural" look to everything and great to see snowdrops and other flowers peeping through. Still leaves (sorry for that one) me with loads off the lawn and paths for rotting down.

winter tidy up

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 22:27

Tidied up my "white" border today, dahlias cut back and mulched, cosmos composted, Winchester Cathedral roses pruned very hard, anaphalus cut down, edges trimmed. Robin loved it and turned up every time I turned my back. 

Next stop , main Dahlia bed, perhaps tomorrow….. time for bed now

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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