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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:28

Mixed herbs picked and displayed in jam jar and named...

red spuds lifted... need 3 same size and clean. Have 2 really goodly sized ones only, dam... never mind. Do I go with these or three smaller but same size


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 07:49

IMy Corvedale are in mostly sun, but some shade later in the day. They are on the north side of some middle height trees.

The lovely Carol K. is showing hefty showers and a yellow warning for rain in Hants tomorrow ... our show opens to the public at 2, with setting up and judging from 8-30. fingers crossed. i will do as much as I can today, and dodge the showers tomorrow.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 07:15

Hi Dove, I saw Corvedale at Hyde Hall for the first time and fell for it. I don't think many know just how good it is. More should give it a look. Loads of flower, repeating, reasonably clean, strong grower but can be whacked hard if necessary, lovely strong pink colour and arching habit. ( don't plant too near grass edge ).


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 06:52

Lots of thunder and lightnining last night but not sure how much rain. More predicted tomorrow, hopefully it won't disrupt our Flower Show.

Work on terrace continues today, and now I can see the basic shape, all sinuous curves, it is turning out as I hoped, if not better. 

My man also comes in to help in the garden and there is a bed , which we cleared last time which we will ready for planting. Current plan is to underplant the Queen Elizabeth and Corvedale roses with Roseanne, and add a jarring touch with something orange!

Must also do my final preparations for the Show, identifying what stuff I am going to use and cook my tart tatin.

Must get on, they start to arrive from 7-30....

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:37

and the meek shall inherit the earth... if that's alright with the rest of you...

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:36

I shall go into hiding.....

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:22

Sometimes it's just easier to get on with it yourself? However is that not how doormattery starts?

Choices, choices, b****y choices....

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:51

my best lady friend,, just doesn't "do" cooking and is quite open about this. Luckily I do. 


Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:18

I used to work next to Buck House so a walk in the park was de rigeur at lunchtimes. Bird watching of course 


Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:46

Off to "Lunnen" today for lunch with retired work colleagues, one of whom died on Monday, so it will be a day of mixed emotions. Tonight is for the start of the preparations for the Flower show, as we write out all the cards for the hundreds of entries.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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

Gardening in the dark....

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