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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 19/07/2014 at 06:24

Thanks Dove, I am going outside, and I may be some time..........will report triumphs and humiliations later.... watch this space... I'll get my coat.... no, literally


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:32

Wouldn't that be something......


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:47

The rain radar shows very heavy rain/storms over south coast from Brighton eastwards, moving north. Missing me at present...grrrrr


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:40

Flower and veg show all set up in village hall. No entries yet, they arrive in morning, but we have set out cards, tables etc so that as entries arrive they can straight to the allotted place. All very efficient, and  planned with military precision, by some of the committee who go way back. I am in awe of them, even if I am technically the Chairman . I always do as I am told. By everyone!!

In fact I concentrate more on flowers than veg. altho' I have some hopes for my pots and runners ( 5straight and  identical beans ). Dove, apparently in the scoring system you can get 5 for uniformity, but only 3 for size.

Hi Verd, yes it does seem like yesterday when we were preparing for last Year's show. The 2 years are quite different. Last year I had loads of lovely roses and only one or two Dahlias. This year the roses are almost over their first flush, but there are lots of dahlia entries. I also have some fantastic glads, purple and orange.

It is going to be such a fantastic day, and Gg should be there too to cheer us on. And CAKES, and ale later....


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 16:03

I think the tarte tatin may be better, but shan't really know until judge bursts into laughter or tears! On surface it looks OK, but I have had to modify the recipe quite a bit.

Off to village hall to put up tables etc for tomorrow. May have earned a pint after that. Pub is next door.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:46

Tarte Tatin in oven, progress report to follow. Watching golf waiting for the timer buzzer.

OL I try not to rely on rain to look after my pots... too little and hit and miss.

Cytisus Goldfinch - Is this normal

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:19

I would cut it back now quite hard, but only into green wood, not brown. Looking at your pic. I would cut to about 1 foot above soil level. If you are going to leave it in the pot you will want it to stay relatively small and not romp away. If you leave it it will get leggy and outgrow its pot.You will get the benefit next year. The seeds should be viable if they are at the dried stage, and you could try to grow some babies for you and your friends?


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:03

Most of my entries to show are now ready to go. Hope I haven't picked too soon, but no way could I have done them tomorrow before 8-30. Will pick rest this evening.

Feet up for moment, then cooking Tomato Tarte Tatin. Hope it's a bit better than trial run. Not great with pastry, even shop bought.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:00

white spuds lifted and cleaned. Good even size and no nasty diseases 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:28

Mixed herbs picked and displayed in jam jar and named...

red spuds lifted... need 3 same size and clean. Have 2 really goodly sized ones only, dam... never mind. Do I go with these or three smaller but same size

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