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Woodgreen wonderboy


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:02

Misty here, but not gardening anyway, as going to a friend's 60th followed by Carmina Buriana concert in which other villagers are singing.... oooh they are such a talented lot. Off to deliver Kew plant stuff tomorrow. 

Dove, I did enjoy your intervention. Personally I try to avoid giving any money to Mr. Murdoch. 

Pittosporum from seed

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:51

Has anyone propagated Pittosporum from seed. I have seeds on my plants this year. Some websites say it is simple, others involve "boiling Kettles" and 75 deg. F. !!!

Practical advice would be much appreciated.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 09:58

Hi, back from a wonderful production of "Love's labours found" ( much ado...) Watch out for "Michelle Terry" a real star in the making.

Cutting material for a display at Kew today!! Red dogwoods, flowering viburnam, pittosporums and anything else looking good. It's to help out a friend who is hosting a corporate event there. Still it's nice to think that my efforts are heading for gardening HQ.  Can I add it to my CV?.

Dove, do you get winter visiting Blackbirds too, temporarily boosting your numbers. i hope I will be getting some as I think I may have frightened some of my residents with all the work in the garden this year. I have a great crop of crab apples for them waiting if you can pass the word on. We are not far as the Blackbird flies.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:17

Hello all forking folk... off to Stratford for my annual dose of Bill Shakespeare... should be good, probably much ado about nothing, but there you go   .

Garden has puddles at moment, so even if here my options were somewhat limited. Enjoyed Beth's garden and Hyde Hall (on TV), which I haven't seen for a few years. It was probably the first garden to show me what can be done with grasses

Bye for now....

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 08:02

Apples may be more expensive but they last longer??

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:28

I have ivy growing at ground level across some beds. i leave it under some shrubs where I want a wild garden effect, and it suppresses the weeds too. Elsewhere it's for the chop.

Not sure if it rots down in the compost heap though. Does anyone have experience?

Strictly 2014

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:25

Agree with Obelix about camerawork. What is the point of shots from the waist up? I want to see their feet ALL the time. Grrrr.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 07:20

Have just seen DD's great news, although we all knew that's the result we expected.. Good luck with all the preparation. Enjoy.

Welcome BitKnit. Like Chicky I hail from Soton, and now live up the road in the New Forest. Gardengirl is local to you also.

Busy day in garden yesterday. Sorted dahlia bed, which now sleeps 'neath a blanket of mulch for the winter; and planted some roses saved from the terrace bed before those works took place. 

Sadly discovered demise of a large Eleagnus bush, which I knew had a bit of dieback, but which has almost disappeared!! Now see it as an opportunity, perhaps to plant a conifer or two. Will dig it all out before I decide.

No gardening today, as too wet and need time for a bit of preparation for the AGM of the Village hortisoc.

Happy day everyone.

 

Erigeron karviensis overwintering

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:51

These are really tough, mine grow in my gravel drive with no soil. They have long tap roots and like very good drainage, so winter wet might be the main danger.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 23:08

Hi Bill, my diary is now manic, rarely blank to let me do my thing. But would we want it any other way? I once had a job, thankfully lasting only a few months, where I had almost nothing to do, and it was one of the worst of times.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Pittosporum from seed

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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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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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