Woodgreen wonderboy

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Monty Don.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 06:37

In the spirit of balance and open discussion his time at GW has seen a dumbing down with background music, dogs and aimless wandering around his garden. If it wasn't for Carol I might have given up altogether. He may have made some good garden programmes but GW is at an all time low. "Discuss"


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 06:31

Am I the first? Up early to get some watering and dead heading done "before" it gets hot. This summer is fast copying last year when my garden burned up badly. Watering now will be important before things get bad. 


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 21:27

Good news on ankle OL, but still need to cosset yourself. Good excuse if you ask me.

off to bed early as may get into garden tomorrow while temps still bearable. Going out at lunchtime to see "Monty Python" show at local cinema.... will either be side splitting or embarrassingly out of time.  will let you know....

Tree Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:55




Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:21

Hi, I'm back, slept most of Sunday!  I love Gg's pictures. The show was a great success, lots said it was the best ever and were inspired to join in next year. Not sure where we might put additional exhibits as Hall was pretty much chocker as it was. 

Weather was kind and storms passed us by to east and west. I was glad my Tarte tatin was OK... third out of three... the judge liked it but would have liked it more if I had peeled my tomatoes. The recipe didn't ask for this, and as they were only cherry toms. and I like rustic, not sure if I would do anything differently. Anyway probably would have come third as our village has some great cooks of the feminine variety. ( watch this space for our village recipe book !)  All in all a fantastic event, and lots of happy faces. The standard of exhibits was very high and the hortsoc. goes from strength to strength..


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 06:24

Thanks Dove, I am going outside, and I may be some time..........will report triumphs and humiliations later.... watch this space... I'll get my coat.... no, literally


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:32

Wouldn't that be something......


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:47

The rain radar shows very heavy rain/storms over south coast from Brighton eastwards, moving north. Missing me at present...grrrrr


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:40

Flower and veg show all set up in village hall. No entries yet, they arrive in morning, but we have set out cards, tables etc so that as entries arrive they can straight to the allotted place. All very efficient, and  planned with military precision, by some of the committee who go way back. I am in awe of them, even if I am technically the Chairman . I always do as I am told. By everyone!!

In fact I concentrate more on flowers than veg. altho' I have some hopes for my pots and runners ( 5straight and  identical beans ). Dove, apparently in the scoring system you can get 5 for uniformity, but only 3 for size.

Hi Verd, yes it does seem like yesterday when we were preparing for last Year's show. The 2 years are quite different. Last year I had loads of lovely roses and only one or two Dahlias. This year the roses are almost over their first flush, but there are lots of dahlia entries. I also have some fantastic glads, purple and orange.

It is going to be such a fantastic day, and Gg should be there too to cheer us on. And CAKES, and ale later....


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 16:03

I think the tarte tatin may be better, but shan't really know until judge bursts into laughter or tears! On surface it looks OK, but I have had to modify the recipe quite a bit.

Off to village hall to put up tables etc for tomorrow. May have earned a pint after that. Pub is next door.

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