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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:35

Oops, forgot to thank Verd. for the advice on Testacea. It will definitely feature in my grasses scheme. Lots of tall b******* and testacea as a smaller partner.


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:33

D'Damsel, those are pictures of my beds earlier this year. When did you sneak in and photograph them?

Seriously it gets to the stage when only a good clear out, saving the best in pots and giving it a good dig over, will do. I have done this to several beds and I now have my new terrace, my stumpery and some new beds/colour schemes. More going on as we speak too. Earlier this year I was a bit down about being overwhelmed, until I decided on drastic measures. Now a happy bunny. 

Weedy bed = ....Freshly dug bed = 


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:39

Good morning all.Clearly a bit of a mixed weekend for some of you and my hopes for better days ahead for you.

Offline  yesterday on a very,very,very long coach trip to" Ironbridge" with a local club. Good fun, interesting but exhausting. 9 hours in coach, 5 hours at attraction.

Will dig over roundabout bed today. The soil is dry and dusty so will add loads of MPC rather than my own compost. Fewer weeds. Some roots to dig out too. Now have another large stump from a friend who found it locally. Can't wait to choose the grasses, and will add some colour too. Yellow/orange probably. Maybe a few ferns in the holes in the stumps. Will plant now rather than spring to get autumn and winter effect, frosts etc.

Up and at 'em.

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 08:24

2 Christophers, Lloyd and Hitchens, Nigel Slater to do the cooking and Keith Floyd can be sommelier.


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 07:57

Good morning everyone, very grey here but sunshine is always just around the corner.. Cricket club fete today, which was rained off on the bank holiday. 

Greenhouse now emptied out and cleaned and today my tree stumps/roots arrive for the roundabout bed, which has been cleared.Very excited about creating a bed with only grasses. .

Have a good one everyone


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 22:11

Well done Verd. Were you PC 49 in an earlier life. Did you clip 'is ear?


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 08:53

Hi Verd. Bought some double trouble only this week. Very impressed.


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:35

Doing my best Chicky, and also introducing a new yellow theme. With all the digging I shall be disappearing altogether.

Phlox mould?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

I am going to spray my phlox next year when I spray my roses to see if this makes a difference. Phlox mould is a common problem for me. Does the "chelsea chop" help?


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:18

Gardengirl, glad you enjoyed your trip to Wolvercroft and Baskets and Blooms. They are as different as Waitrose and LIDLs but I love them both. Wolvercroft do the largest teacakes in Hampshire... enough for two!

While you were there I went hunting for tree stumps and found 5 lovely ones at very reasonable prices. Spent today starting to clear out my "roundabout" bed (round and 12 feet across), saving sedums, primroses, euonymous, verbena bonariensis seedlings, hardy geraniums and golden spirea. All planted or potted up for reuse or giving away. Will have to sacrifice the viburnam davidii. Broke my large fork on the first one. Will hack them out tomorrow.

The stumps arrive on Saturday and then it's off to Knoll gardens for my grasses. The bed is hot and sunny all day around, so grasses should be more successful than the odd mix of plants I have had in there, until today. Will grow the grasses through and around the stumps. There are holes in some of them which might make good planting niches, perhaps for some ferns. 

Excited about the new look, in front of my front door. Master plan here I come!

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