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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:49

Order has been in for weeks. Hope the authorities haven't misfiled it! Hoping Gardengirl will be there too. You must all meet up. We open at 10 o'clock. Tickets available in gardens.


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:33

Hi, butting in again..... wet here so compiling list of jobs to do before the Open Day, 2 weeks today. Mostly weeding and a bit of planting. Cool nights, loads of new planting and choice of plants probably means the day is coming a bit too soon for garden to be at its showy best. However really looking forward to it. 

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 23:05

Perhaps you are paying for "smallness" ? 

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:42

I went yesterday, and had a wonderful time. I agree the changes were for the better. The floral Marquee was exceptional ... we are so lucky to have such fantastic growers to patronise.


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:38

I like your style Dove... knee 'em in the groin and then go hoe and make a

Native plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 15:55

A good crab apple is Malus Evereste. A good garden tree, masses of white blossom after pink buds, Autumn foliage and crabs for the Blackbirds. A favourite of mine. I have 3!!

Native plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 10:13

For your " drop dead gorgeous" tree go for Silver Birch, the "Queen of Trees". Buy 3 whips and plant them together in a clump, pointing slightly away from each other, and you will soon have a beautiful multi stemmed specimen, at very little cost, and about which you visitors will ask.." and where on earth did you manage to find that?"

Underplant with anenome blandas, snowdrops, crocuses or some such.

Make sure you give it a position where it can show off in some isolation.



Posted: 09/05/2015 at 10:05

Malvern good as ever if not a bit better. Threatened rain held off, show gardens superb, especially the childrens'. As ever GW didn't feature the latter , and then at the end sat drinking wine in the best in show garden, which in our opinion was the worst in show. ( why does the RHS award best accolades to those with biggest budgets?)

Floral pavilion showed just how lucky we are as gardeners, with dozens of great growers and nurseries showing off great stuff. So overwhelmed I didn't actually buy much. Actually I did buy some alpines to put into the niches/holes in my stumps.

The flower of the show for me is the blue camassia... all over the show... will be buying loads of bulbs in the Autumn to extend my wildflower garden.

A lovely day. Just one word of advice... the entry cost on the first day is not far off double the second day's cost (£39 vs. £22.50). 

growing wildflowers from seed

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 08:36

I am very concerned that you will get a profusion of weeds and your wildflowers will be out competed. Are you against using weedkiller? If so, how will you control weeds?

Annuals we befriend

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:11

Cosmos Purity also serves me well each year. So easy to germinate and grow on. Flowers all summer, if deadheaded, and a great foil for just about every other colour and flower bed.

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