Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 01/06/2015 at 08:24

Just stopped for 10 minutes to dead head pansies , violas and geums. latter have loads of buds coming too.....


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:43

Good morning everyone, planting and weeding on agenda today. More rain later forecast so plantlets have no excuse though a bit of warmth wouldn't go amiss.

Does anyone know how Cornwall got on in the rugby?

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:35

GW  has become something of a national institution for us gardeners. However the current programme is failing us for much of the time. I am finding it less and less relevant to me and my garden and I now watch only those few segments that are of interest and value to me. Gone are the days when I dropped everything and settled down with a cuppa and GH, GS or AT. The acid test for me is " how relevant is this item to the average garden and its keeper?". Items about exotics can be covered on other programmes. GW has the opportunity to educate and inspire the next generation to continue the great British tradition of gardening, but I fear this just not happening.

The importance of this is reflected in the large number of posts over little more than a day. I hope the programme makers take note.

Landscaping Fabric

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 14:46

Most mulches are perfect seed beds for germinating weed seeds but, as Dorcas says, they pull out easily.

Some of my plants, such as agapanthus and erigeron germinate in my gravel paths. I tease them out and pot them up.


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 small...flowers 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.   

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