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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 00:01

Great evening in village. Coach arranged from pub to local "indian" and back. Great dinner and crack. Drinks in pub after... a bit poignant since it's goodbye soon to local pub landlord. However they are off on a new adventure and new landlord in the village pub gives oppportunities here too. Dinner outing was so good that I am sure it will be repeated in some format. Let's hope so. It's this sort of thing that makes this a very special place to live. 


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 11:46

If you hover your curser over your avatar, very gently, you will see your garrulloussness count....doesn't help with spelling however  


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 08:33

ooooh what a grey day... I have to admit that these late summer days can be a bit 


Off to water pots next, and a bit of tidying up generally.


Posted: 08/09/2013 at 16:36

I am a great uncle, 5 times over. Obviously the emphasis is on the "Great" !!

... one for each little treasure...well done Dove... you will be a "Great" Aunt.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 18:40

We have had some very pokey late summer storms here this afternoon. Great for my lawns which may now get a scarify/feed etc. Watering no longer on agenda, for now.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 15:09

oops, looks as if my heleniums days are numbered!!!


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 11:45

Am I allowed to say that like so many organisations, once run for the members(the National Trust also comes to mind) the RHS has become more and more commercialised over recent years. Always in your face for money for this and that. I got a phone call from the RHS this week, as an existing member, to see if I would gift aid my fee. It was explained that this would limit me to taking only family members as guests, not friends. When I said that wouldn't work in my situation the caller soon lost interest.

Lots of effort is taken to promote Chelsea and Hampton Court, with the latter becoming too "lifestyle" at the expense of gardening in my opinion.....and yet humble little Malvern , which is ALL flowers, flowers, flowers... gets hardly a mention.


Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:12

Sun here in Hampshire, but then it's not surprising as it is still late summer.

Off to village hall to see fantastic model railway exhibition with lots of larger scale (sit-on?) working engines. Quite  a group of enthusiastic nutters around here.


Where to purchase roses?

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:06

Bare rooted are for planting in Autumn (which doesn't arrive until 1 November), and containers at any time . Beware the trap I fell into once when I bought some container roses for planting out in summer only to find they had been potted 5 minutes before. All the soil fell off leaving me with bare rooted plants in high summer.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:03

Kind friend gave me some heleniums recently. I was surprised how tall they were. Cut them back and potted up for next year hopefully.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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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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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Gardening in the dark....

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