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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Strictly 2014

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 11:28

I think Simon won through according to the rules. For Pixie to win that dance off would need a different set of rules ( i.e. the best overall dancer wins through) But what would be the point of the Dance OFF???


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 17:05

Hello Mike, Agree with Verd about Anne Folkard... a great scrambler through other plants with amazing magenta flowers, with a black eye too. Christo Lloyd loved it for that reason, so in good company there.. I put it with lavender. That reminds me I must get some more!!

Also love Roseanne, which flowers forever, unlike most which are mostly early birds. Is a bit on the big side and can swamp stuff around unless held back. I have recently planted about 20 under some Queen Elizabeth roses to give an under carpeting effect.

Hope it works.


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 14:01

Very frosty here earlier and new grasses looked great. Lawns cut yesterday ( last time?) and compost turned, surprisingly well rotted if not actually ready yet. Should be good in Spring? Now covered up and cooking I hope. Another bed dug over for replanting.

Sorry for your news YvieSt. Hope your Mum's local hospital is as good as ours. Went there last evening to see 2 new CT scanners officially launched, paid for by public donations. Had planned to buy one new one, but had so much money donated they refurbished the other to brand new standards. So can see more people more quickly ( e.g. stroke victims) and can do new things ( e.g. scan hearts for problems, non- invasively). Apparently it has given the staff a huge boost in morale. Now collecting for Breast care unit, another cause close to my heart.

Just back from Bath to see Christmas market. Only bought some English wine. But a nice visit, very good Hotel outside the city, and best veggie restaurant anywhere for lunch. 

Big Christmas music concert tonight, choir ( 120 singers) and Royal Marine band ( 45 musicians) Should be quite a din.


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 07:13

So far, I haven't heard that anyone was hurt. Also this house wasn't thatched, unlike many around here. The lady of the house concerned is pictured on the front cover of our new calendar, riding her horse. 



Posted: 02/12/2014 at 21:39

Spent most of day in Village Shop, preparing for our Christmas Shopping event this evening. This went very well, with music, carols, food wine etc. However as we were "celebrating" a house in the village was burning to the ground. What can one say?

Is it too late to plant a cherry blossom?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 21:32

Bit deeper than pot and wider. Mix JI with soil as too much of a contrast can be a bit of a shock, if that makes sense. Some add mychorizal fungi, but not sure if it works in cold. Others may be able to advise.

Is it too late to plant a cherry blossom?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 21:07

I think it will be happier in the ground, even at this stage. Make sure the drainage is good. It shouldn't be sitting in a sump.Drowning is probably the main risk.

In a pot excessive cold is also a risk.

A cold greenhouse, kept moist during winter is a safe bet too.

yellow sulphate

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:22

No need. You may lose a few at most, but go to the GCs and chose some exciting replacements.

Over wintering a banana tree

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:21

I give mine a return air ticket to the Bahamas.

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:19

You could always give them a long cold stare, or shout at them.

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