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Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 15:28

It's probably my fault but I invariably fail when I grow seeds in the window. South facing and they boil. North facing and they are 3 foot tall before I notice. I don't do east or west!!!

What is the secret of your success please?

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 15:15

Most years we have a debate on here as to when to start seeds. I find if I start early, they get ahead of themselves, often too leggy and then they are poorly specimens. If you start later they catch up and are sturdier. Also windowsills can be a difficult location.

Garrya worth saving?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 15:10

If you like Garrya's, and I side with pansy on this one, I would replace yours with a new one, after digging over, adding compost etc. This looks a tired patch and too poorly a specimen to bother with. A fresh young plant will be a better investment.

Snow Damage to Californian Lilac

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 15:00

Not very showy, but the paleness of the foliage ( lime green) allows the flowers to stand out. Also grows very fast so pruning is essential. 

Emma, I have just seen advice that renovation pruning on an evergreen is a no-no and it should be removed/replaced.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:49

Have just seen your news Verd. I don't come on this page very often.

My mum died a few hours after yours... how strange is that? 95, and happily never in pain, and after a happy life. No regrets except that she's not here to ask all those unanswered questions.

Gardening Tool help

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:40

How about weeding a gravel drive without chemicals or bending down?

Laurel vs Photinia red robin

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:36

And can be trimmed annually to the shape you want Yvie, always avoiding nesting time.

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:30

When do you intend to sow your seeds, and how will you look after them? Do you have a greenhouse?

sweetpea idea

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:25

All ideas are worth trying at least once. What have you really lost if it doesn't work.

Just 2 points from me. Think about how you will pick the flowers? MD says take off all the flowers weekly to keep flowering. You may not get nice long stems with this idea, but never mind. Second, slugs and snails will have a feast?

Snow Damage to Californian Lilac

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:17

I have a deciduous one, with lovely pale green leaves ( don'y know name,sorry) which can be pruned as hard as you like.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Pittosporum from seed

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Frikartii Monch

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When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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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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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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Camassias from seed

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Where can I buy moss in Hampshire

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Dahlias..an unintended trial

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

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Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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Gaillardia death

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Encouraging young gardeners

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Why I never buy online

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