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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 31/05/2015 at 14:42

And Cornwall are in the quarter finals of the 50 over competition in the cricket too. Must be something in the water.... or is it the Pasties... sounds like unfair advantage to me...

Various questions about a new hedgerow of plants

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 13:17

As these are relatively immature plants your parents might be better off starting again. This might even be the cheaper option in the longer term.

I would ask them what type of hedge they are looking to achieve... wild or formal.... large or and or berries..... ease of maintenance... associated with bulbs etc.....that sort of thing.

Then post their answers on here and the advice will flood in.

Epsom salt

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 13:01

Good for acid lovers, such as camellias, rhodos and azaleas, to help them absorb nutrients.

Landscaping Fabric

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 12:59

If all you ever want to do from now on is walk on these paths there is no reason why fabric is not a good option. Without it perennial weeds such as docks and dandelions will continue to appear and are deep rooted. Eventually your gravel and the soil will start to mix and you will have an unholy mess that you will find difficult to sort out. Fabric will not mean you are weed free but it will keep the situation manageable.

Cardboard would delay the problem but only for a while.

If you ever wanted to get rid of the paths in the future you could scoop up the gravel, remove the fabric and dig the soil over.

You could use bark instead, over fabric.


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 11:28

I meant "Pimms" !!!!!!  


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 11:27

Simms awaits...hic.   


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:49

Order has been in for weeks. Hope the authorities haven't misfiled it! Hoping Gardengirl will be there too. You must all meet up. We open at 10 o'clock. Tickets available in gardens.


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:33

Hi, butting in again..... wet here so compiling list of jobs to do before the Open Day, 2 weeks today. Mostly weeding and a bit of planting. Cool nights, loads of new planting and choice of plants probably means the day is coming a bit too soon for garden to be at its showy best. However really looking forward to it. 

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 23:05

Perhaps you are paying for "smallness" ? 

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:42

I went yesterday, and had a wonderful time. I agree the changes were for the better. The floral Marquee was exceptional ... we are so lucky to have such fantastic growers to patronise.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

"The Blues"

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Pittosporum from seed

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When should I plant Phlox

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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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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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