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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:12

 Gg ...Wolvercroft, just into Dorset, near Fordingbridge...."super adults" i.e. pensioners get 10% off on a Monday.  ( they also have a loyalty card for young-uns like you and for the other days) I am looking for heleniums or some such to split up and overwinter for one of my "new" beds. The Gc is owned and run by a family and is not large, and I like to support them as I don't want to be left with just B&Q. It was they who built my terrace.  It's the sort of place where expert advice is available for free. It's always good to be able to discuss gardening stuff to get an intelligent answer or just confirmation of what you might know anyway.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:50

Chickey....can you do Great Dixter as well while you are in Sissinghurst area... it's near Northiam, East Sussex. My favourite, try to go in the house, not big but charming.

Gg I can't think of a better thing to do than make apple pie with gash apples on a day like this. I am going to GC soon, I will probably be the only one there!

Might make a summer pudding for visitors.  


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:48

Hi Bekkie, I have made the mistake of leaving a mixed hedge and it only causes more work in the long term. Mine grows incredibly quickly if I leave it. I now do it in Feb. and Sept. It looks better, and is thicker which benefits the birds and insects. My trimmer zips through the foliage and the cuttings can be composted because they are less woody... oops, that's me  


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:23

Yes, my garden really does need a good soak, but shame for lots of peeps that it's today.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:17

Absolutely tipping down here. 


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:51

Good morning everyone, though the rain radar looks particularly dire. At least the garden will benefit and my next few jobs will be easier...but why on a public hol? Summer is definitely not over yet. Will be some great days yet.

Our Cricket Club fete has already been cancelled or possibly postponed.

Had tea and chips on Lyme Regis Cobb yesterday. Went off in Verds. direction but turned back at Exmouth... natives not friendly. ( truth is we were delivering someone to stay with her family) .


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 10:29
Fg that's the ultimate accolade.

Chicky enjoy your potter. It's my favourite gardening pastime. No plan just wander around doing what's in front of you and takes your fancy. That and planting up a newly dug bed. Smilies galore.


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:46

Don't tell me about mean feet, mine are killing me!

Mystery stowaway

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:43

If in doubt treat it as tender and see what it does, over the next year in it's pot. Later if you think it might be hardy put it outside but with some shelter when necessary, and even later risk it as hardy?

White astrantia

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:39

Cutting hard back after flowering brings good flush of leaves and new flowers too.

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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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