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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Is it too late to plant a cherry blossom?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 21:07

I think it will be happier in the ground, even at this stage. Make sure the drainage is good. It shouldn't be sitting in a sump.Drowning is probably the main risk.

In a pot excessive cold is also a risk.

A cold greenhouse, kept moist during winter is a safe bet too.

yellow sulphate

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:22

No need. You may lose a few at most, but go to the GCs and chose some exciting replacements.

Over wintering a banana tree

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:21

I give mine a return air ticket to the Bahamas.

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:19

You could always give them a long cold stare, or shout at them.

horticultural society

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:06

Hi  BB, I am Chair of a society with around 100 members, subs. only £5p.a.

Our biggest annual money spinner is our Spring Plant sale. Members donate plants which they cultivate at home, and which we sell. We invite professional growers who also set up stalls. They pay us a fee. Not sure how much, but say £25 each. In a good year we might raise £475 net, less when spring weather is poor. 

Our annual flower show loses up to £250.p.a. in spite of very good turnouts. We don't aim to make a profit on this. This year's coach outing made a surplus of £250, with a full coach at only £2O per head, including garden entry.

Meetings lose £3-400, depending on cost of speakers. Members get these free in their subs.

Every other year we have an open gardens event. We have 2 villages  ( 25 to 30 gardens in total) and over 2 Sundays we can raise £3,500 net, all of which goes to charity. Seems to me that you should keep the proceeds for yourselves. Money comes from tickets, cream teas, and money raised in individual gardens e.g. Pimms.

You could also have special money raising events. A well organised quiz night with food and drinks could bring in £1000 in one night.  How about a "hundred" club... with a monthly draw. You share out half the proceeds and keep the rest. 

We have a bank balance of £4,000 and as long as we break even over the year we are content. I hope this gives you some ideas, even if your scale is smaller.



Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:36

Good morning all, bit murky here, but may take opportunity of doing some Chrissy cards, to use up last year's leftovers. These will look different to all the ones on sale and those without good memories will think I have gone to so much trouble to find something different. 

I have an ipheon in flower, won it in a raffle last week, and I think my grass has restarted growing. Anyone got any frogspawn?



Posted: 29/11/2014 at 09:04

Hi all, joining the discussion on supplements a bit late. My recent experience may or may not be of interest. I used to take a cocktail of multivits. Vit C , selenium. and a couple of others. I stopped a couple of years ago. I haven't really noticed any difference if I am honest.

However that didn't stop me ordering some more when I was recently diagnosed with a problem with one eye.

It's that insurance policy effect. If it works , great, if not what have you lost? Not much.

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 22:30

Are they slow growing?


Posted: 27/11/2014 at 09:15

Slept in this morning, stole your hour Chicky! Saw "Carmen" last night , Welsh National Opera, great tunes and soloists, especially the tenor.Carmen good too but pipped at the post for me.

Empty diary today ( that's tempting providence), but alpine G.S. tonight. May have a trip to Bournemouth.

Have a goodly one all..

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 23:58

Hello Mike, Brig. John is remembered by some friends I was with tonight, fondly I might add. I understand he lived near the common/cricket pitch? PM me when you are next in the area. I can think of a garden I could show you, and a pub. I started rereading " Children of the NF" only the other day.

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun 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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