Woodgreen wonderboy

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Annuals we befriend

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:41

Not an annual, but I have lugged around a Pieris which nearly died in a very hard and late frost in the mid 1980s. I potted up the one small piece left and kept it safe for over 30 years. I planted it out the other day in the garden, and it has never looked better. It must be saying thank you.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:35

Hello all, have just walked around the garden. How lovely and calm after all the winds... and the rains have added jet fuel to all the plants too. Lots of promise to come, as a lull sets in between the Spring bulbs and so on and the later summer beauties. Less than 6 weeks to Opening  and mainly tidying to go now.

Off to the West today, to go to Malvern tomorrow.. Have no great list of things to get.... just to wander and grab what takes my fancy.

growing wildflowers from seed

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:40

I think this is much more difficult than it looks. You could get loads of weeds, which will out compete your young seedlings. Are you going to let them grow and then kill them off with weedkiller, before you spread your seed?

I have gradually developed a wildflower plot with small plants such as primroses and cowslips... bulbs such as fritillaries (pre grown in pots as well) small narcissi, orchids, anenomes, daisies ( which do seed around very easily. All of this into an established lawn, which grows poorly and is only mown at the end of the summer. First up are snowdrops, planted in the green. I intend to add camasseias next.

Don't expect overnight success. I have taken 10 years plus so far.

Good luck either way.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:13

Did you repot in new compost? If so it will have feed. If not, it will be hungry.

recommendations for lawn fertilizer please

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:10

I think it may be lack of water. We had a long dry spell here, before our recent rains. I did some small repairs about 8 weeks ago and they struggled too.

I love the Royals......

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Don't be unkind to Prince Charles... he wants to run the Government, all on his own. No more need for tedious elections. What could be better?


How much stone to remove.

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:45

Have you ever looked at Terry Jarman's beach garden at Dungeness? I don't think he removed any stone... just moved it!

Ribes or Viburnum------------fight

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:15

Viburnam "Snowball", "Eskimo", "Mohawk"???

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 21:27

Kings and Queens hold their position in life by the invitation and consent of the people. That is the very foundation of our constitutional monarchy, and a central plank of our history.

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 20:52

Someone posted we are all born into our allowed place in life. If that was the case I would be living in a 2 up, 2 down terrace with an outside lavy, doffing my cap to my obvious betters. We didn't have a garden, only a concrete yard. Pah! 

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