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Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:04

Nice one FG... seriously though for new gardeners you can't rely on rain for plants in containers. Never enough.

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:50

Oops sorry, missed that. Lots of moveable stuff might be the order of the day, so that you can take it with you. Pots in profusion are a favourite, and you can grow lots of  vegetables in containers too. Some of the principles of garden design still apply, such as surprises, rooms etc. Invest in your watering system and off you go.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:30

I "saved" a young hedgehog recently which was starving to death.Two siblings sadly were already dead. Took him to a rescue centre who returned him to me recently to release ... he was as big as a barrel, and hopefully still out there somewhere gobbling up nasties.

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:27

Hi SP, think long term and be brave enough to rip out anything you don't like, even if it looks as if it hasn't been there long. It's your's now and needs your stamp of authority.Don't be led by other's ideas. Your " blank canvas" is in fact quite a structured layout. Why not sit down and draw out your ideal garden, as if there was nothing there.However if you like the current structure go with that. 

Alan Titchmarsh said a garden design should be a journey, with surprises along the way.Possibly divide your space into "rooms' each with its distinctive character.  And he talked about the rhythm of planting, i.e. repeat things rather than have a multitude of different things.  Less is definitely more in this sort of space.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 07:13

Jack Dixon was a bobby, plain and simple, wore a bobby's uniform. "Evening all"...( dum de dum de dum de..) I'll get Verd's coat. Does anyone remember PC 49?

Chicky, our telly was more various shades of grey ( oops) than black and white.

Lovely day here and planting will ensue, before shift on the tills at the shop. 


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:12

Lovely to put faces to nom de plumes.

Tomato Blight

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:37

No, Steve, the flies were common or garden houseflies, attracted by the smell of the toms, I think. No Toms this year, few flies.


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:34

Hi went to GC today for supplies and found 5 yellow echinaceas to overwinter for new bed. Also placed out my phlox and sedums, and in another bed the Roseanne geraniums. Will plant soon.  Bought Gaura seeds,which will be grown in spring to go with the Roseanne, under pink roses. Also salvaged some bits and pieces, geranium phaeums, pulmonarias, penstemon, echinacea... as we renovate all the remaining borders. All in pots for returning to beds later.


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 09:06

Go for it .


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:37

Hi Verd. I sometimes lose my gaillardias over winter and prefer to buy in Spring. Your milder winters (Dec to Feb only) should help however. 

Deferring purchase also allows me to decide how many I need for that year. 

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 17:46

Overwintering Gazanias

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Last Post: 28/11/2013 at 18:06

Gardening quiz

Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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Last Post: 30/11/2013 at 14:08

Pesky flies!

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Last Post: 20/09/2013 at 12:57

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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Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 08:22

Camassias from seed

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Last Post: 03/07/2013 at 08:39

Where can I buy moss in Hampshire

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Last Post: 17/06/2013 at 15:44 unintended trial

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Last Post: 11/06/2013 at 16:34

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

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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 12:39

Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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Last Post: 26/06/2013 at 08:34

Gaillardia death

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Last Post: 23/05/2013 at 06:58

Encouraging young gardeners

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Last Post: 12/05/2013 at 22:15

Why I never buy online

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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 15:27

Difficult Navigation

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Last Post: 26/03/2013 at 08:41

Looking after alpines

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Last Post: 24/03/2013 at 21:09
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