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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 06:22

Half-moon edgers are still readily available in you local GCs, I should know, I broke 3 when edging my miles of edges a couple of years ago.  One only lasted a few hours.

Best to do it when turf is soft, as it is now.


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 23:26

More and more alliums?, Gg?...Christophii are very beautiful, but watch out, they seed about a lot.


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 14:18

I don't iron, I just kid myself everything is made of linen....


"Creases are us".


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 10:07

Looking on the bright side, if you can dodge the showers, it is now really easy to dig and weed , unless you have claggy  ( technical term) soil,  .


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 08:21

Hi,y"all ....some bits and pieces following last night's Shop committee meeting and then gardening. Planting my various Malvern bulbs. A tad early for tulips but what the heck? Alliums, fritillaries, species tulips, large tulips. Planted some narcissi bulbodicum yesterday in small clay pots, which will go in the "meadow" next year.

Up and at "em..........


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:58

Hi BizLiz... I love this rose... a single spectacular flush of flowers followed by great hips. I would describe it as a rambler in form. It arches up and over on all sides forming a big tent!!

Gardening always was about breaking the rules.... what rules  


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:31

I will have to get busy.....


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:13

Yes Gg I plant it all. I call the roadside verge the "front-front" to distinguish it from the "front" garden.... It needs some tidying at present. There are 7 (I think) cherry blossom trees, all the same, and I need to cut back other stuff to enable them to stand out.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 15:00

Thanks Gg ... I bought some at Malvern which I am going to underplant my Geranium Roseannes, and also, if any left over in my new "yellow" border. They will flower a bit before most of the yellows I think but it will get the border started, and I can cut them down to tidy. Can't remember the variety at the moment but will check when I get them out.

Today I planted my Asters from Picton Nursery with some Chrysanths and 3 Hydrangea Paniculata. In front of them , a Cristo Lloyd moment, is a drift of orange pokers. Jars beautifully.

Chicky, wish I could come to see Cleve. I wish BBC would give him some air time...running GW perhaps. Time for some new blood. He is a fav. of mine.

Just remembered that someone, quite a few days ago so I can't find who, said they were going to plant their rose "Complicata" in a pot. I have this one, which I saw in profusion at Mottisfont, and it is HUGE. It has loads of arching stems which stretch up to about 7 ft. and then sweep down to the ground. It really is my largest rose. 


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 22:14

Liri, the main difference in my gardens is that each has been bigger than before. Please remind me not to move again.

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