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Woodgreen wonderboy

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What is my hedge and why is it dying?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:27

I think I have seen this in other people's gardens and sadly I have never seen it come back green. Some leave it as it is since it still provides a screen. You could grow climbers such as clematis to make it look better. However digging it out may be you best option. 

Knautia Macedonia?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:57

Good plant in a cottagy garden. Keeps flowering if you dead head, but this can take ages!!!!


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:52



Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:50

Gardens and gardening are always the very best of tributes, Bill.

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:45

Only a partial answer to your question, but I planted out a healthy AG in the ground which I had been growing in a pot. I kept it well watered because it often look thirsty. Now doing well. A pot grown specimen could be planted at any time, but moving one is trickier. Water well for a week before you do it, take a large rootball and plant in pre-prepared hole, with some good humus matter. Water well. Mulch also.

Knautia Macedonia?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:39

Mine seed around from seed shed nearby. Should be no problem.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 06:49

Hello, I went to West Dean Gardens, near Chichester, with a friend recently, and was very impressed. Sorry, but no pictures as my technology doesn't permit.

After a visit to their very nice restaurant, we concentrated on the  walled gardens which enclose a fruit garden, vegetable garden and a flower cutting garden. Lots of restored Victorian greenhouses contain exotics, orchids, pelargoniums, fuchsias  and the famous chilli collection.

Outside in the large grounds there is  the best stone pergola I have seen( Harold Peto),300 ft. long. A sunken garden,a spring garden, a wild garden, borders etc. There is also an arboretum and parkland walk  for those who have the time for a longer walk.

I was very impressed by the beauty and tranquility of the gardens, and by the attention to detail. Everything was well maintained. Well worth a visit.

Sweet peas

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:46

They tend to be attracted to the white blooms, so one solution is to only grow the colours. Alternatively, a tip I was given by a real SP expert is to place the bunch, in their vase in a dark garage, and open the door. The beetles fly to the light and then you can take the flowers indoors. I prefer the former solution. 

Sick Rose

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:42

If you are happy with the flower power then keep to your current care regime. If flowering is weak then take out, and grow something else in this spot ( unless you replace lots of the soil ) and plant your new roses elsewhere.

This will help avoid any future rose problems.

brambles and knott weed

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:35

I would tell your local authority who may be able to help. That will also cover you for any possible reporting requirements, if they exist. Try DEFRA too?

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Frikartii Monch

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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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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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Why I never buy online

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Difficult Navigation

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