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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:44

I cut my prunings into small pieces as I prune and put the on my heap. Leaving them long would cause problems when you come to use the rotted down part. Do you have a shredder? Might be worth the investment as you have become a fervent fan.


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:17

A berm is a sort of bank... you would use one to hold back a flood?


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 08:15

Bright eyed and bushy tailed?  Not very likely but am up and away in this wet and windy new year. If the weather is anything to go on it's definitely more of the same!

No complaints however: but not sure if the flower count will get done today.

Smiles for everyone as you join the thread....


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 01:42

Friends... thank you..



Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:50

Keep safe and be good everyone...


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 16:48

Any flowers with the benefit of indoors, including GH and KWS are half points only... RHS rule 26.45.a) 3.5.. subsection c) except where the gardener is more than 26 years old, where.... oh, forget it!


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 13:12

Kef, Northern gardeners can multiply by 2, and Scots by 3? This is all getting a bit complicated. Better ask the RHS to adjudicate.

Chicky, one of my new year's resolutions is to shop as much as possible in the village shop. I did that this morning, which now seems a doubly fortunate idea. My alternative was Waitrose.

I hope I was missed?

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 12:35

Hi Bill, if it is any consolation I have just noticed that a large tree is leaning precariously on my main route in and around the village. Looks like a Silver Birch is valiantly trying to stop it from falling across the power cables and road. ( this village had no electricity from 8 til 8 on Christmas day). I shall be walking under it on my way to a New Year's eve party! So 2014 may be arriving with a bang.

No real comparison with your predicament but it did remind me to think of you and your family.


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 12:28

How  long ago was it when all the experts, including many well known gardening gurus' were telling us to get used to growing more mediterranean and drought lovers. What a nonsense. They predicted more predictable weather patterns of hotter, drier summers and milder winters. It only takes one hard frost to turn such a garden to mush. Our own gut feelings about such matters are always more accurate.

( when a so-called expert makes a confident prediction or forecast I always ask... "would they bet their pension on it?")

That's my last rant in  '13.


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 12:11

Since Verd has the advantage over the rest of us when it comes to tropical weather, I suggest that his results are divided by 2. It's only fair

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