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Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Climbing Rose

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:53

Constance Spry climber... is THE star attraction at Mottisfont , the NT rose collection garden. People queue to have their picture taken seated under it.


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 16:57

Verd, Tulips in their wild setting... halfway up some foresaken mountain, hanging on for dear life... with rubbish soil, if soil it is.... hot, dry summers... deep snow in on earth do I replicate these conditions?  Or is it mollycoddling them which is at fault?

Ggirl, dry here at present but lots of large puddles to negotiate when I go to the annual British Legion Dinner tonight in the Village Hall.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 16:51

You will be able to HEAR the SILENCE....SEE the DARKNESS.... and SMELL the FRESH AIR    weird isn't it....


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 10:34

Little things mean a lot....

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 10:13

Late planting is fine.... the bulb is probably on the move even before it is planted! If you laid a bulb on top of the soil I would bet it would make a valiant effort to flower.


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 10:10

I can resist everything except temptation...

Small tree suggestions for small Coastal back garden.

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:55

My all time fav. is Malus "Everest" sometimes with an added  "e" on the end a la Concord(e).

It has fantastic display of white blossom ( looks like the top of Mount Everest see), loads of yellow/red crabs for the Blackbirds , and good autumn colour. I have 3 because I can't get enough of a good thing.

Medium size.

Red Robin (Photnia)

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:51

Hi Gary, have you thought what your pruning regime will be when you get your lovely, thriving , fairly fast growing plants.


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:48

Hi Verd, agree with everything you say about Tulips. I don't know why the growers and GCs don't promote them as annuals... it wouldn't hurt their sales.

Altho' mine are expendable I give them one more chance to flower. 2 years ago they were translocated to the vegetable bed to flower if they choose to. About 1/3 to 1/2 did and I use these for cutting. I grow my runners on top of them so as to not lose the space. Last year's tubs of tulips have been moved out of sight to behind my outbuildings, again in the hope that they will give me some cut flowers.

This year's new offerings will be potted up in the next day or so.

Planting in winter

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 20:32

Berries, berries, berries..........

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 17:46

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
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