Woodgreen wonderboy

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:07

Hi, Lou and Art. I have seen the white garden looking both stunning ( 1st time I think) and disappointing. I subsequently planted a white border but found all white can look a little flat. It needs the right structure and foliage to work. And now I add some purple elements to lift it. No more all white for me.

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 13:15
That's the one!!

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:37

A short variety, can't think of the name, would look good in front of taller heleniums, Verd.

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 10:49

I grow gaillardias and coreopsis together. I find the Gs don't often survive the winter altho the Cs always do. i remember others saying they lost theirs in winter too, on an earlier discussion. I buy them as they are good but only expect 1 season.

When do I divide Agapanthus

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:15

Leave well alone. 4 years is not long.They will tell you when to split them. Take some seed instead or look for seedlings coming up nearby. Mine seed into gravel paths and are easy to rescue. i have a new crop annually.

Edging my lawn - what to do with the cuts?!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:11

Compost heap, preferably at the bottom, otherwise grass will keep growing which would be a nuisance if spread over beds. Whatever you do you must kill the grass. The resulting soil/compost is great.


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:16
Hi Clari, do I remember someone on TV making pots out of newspaper using a pot as a mould wrapping the paper around the outside. Paper may have been damp to help moulding. Toilet roll inners work too and both can be planted out entire. Your volunteers could set up a work shop to produce them. Shame I don't live near. I have thousands collected over the years.


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 22:19

I missed GW, Verd. Must try to catch up next week re: Heleneiums

Tomato Blight

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 22:17

Toms in my GH last year attracted thousands of flies. This year no GH toms and few flies. Last year very unpleasant and Gh became almost a no-go area.

Lawn weed

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 22:13

I predict a very small yellow flower with finely cut foliage.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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Overwintering Gazanias

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Gardening quiz

Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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Pesky flies!

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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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Camassias from seed

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Where can I buy moss in Hampshire

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Dahlias..an unintended trial

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

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Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

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Gaillardia death

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Encouraging young gardeners

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Why I never buy online

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Difficult Navigation

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Looking after alpines

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