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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Spirae japonica late pruning

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 20:25

I think you can cut them back now, and hard. I was brutal with mine and they did well this year. Cut back to the size you want each year is enough. No need to prune as such, just cut back to get a nice shape.


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 20:21

Compost needs air to rot down, so I am not sure if burying it would work. I have never heard of this method in a lifetime of studying it.

Good compost generation needs lots of material to really work, which is one reason why your dalek didn't work. Small amounts don't really work.

You also need a mix of nitrogen ( e.g grass) and carbon (e.g. Stalky material). Add some soil for bacteria.

Given the right mix, the right amount, some air and moisture your heap will begin to cook. The temperature will rise through aerobic bacterial activity. In essence the bacteria start to digest the material breaking it down. As they run out of oxygen the activity reduces, the bacteria die, and the heap cools. SO then you stir it all up, turn it over, and off you go again.

Zones in gardening terms?

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 13:16

I have gardened for 40 years without the benefit of American ratings. My advice is to totally ignore them... they have no part to play here. The conditions are so different as to be useless to UK gardeners. Do you think that US gardeners rely on RHS ratings? Horses for courses.


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:38

Hi Dove.... I used to be indecisive... but now I'm not so sure....

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:34

No reason at all not to mix it all up, including leaves. A lot of my leaves are chopped up and collected as I mow my grass at the end of the year. My Mountfield is a very good "Hoover" ! But I don't use it indoors......


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:33

My comment was not meant to be political either... more a comment on all our leaders... signed "the Balanced Broadcasting Corporation"


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:24

Cameron and his Bullingdon pals often adopt estuarine english to make out we are all in it together. Osborne can talk very common when he chooses to. It's fun to watch and spot it. Bit like Prescott talking Posh. only in reverse.

Don't we love our leaders?

You have to laugh or you would.........

Canadian snow

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 19:42

I have 4 great , and I mean great, nieces too... ages from 6 down to 7 months.

Canadian snow

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 14:20

As I am only 27, he will be 60 before I shuffle off.... Plenty of time to get to know him...


Posted: 06/11/2013 at 14:09

Hi everyone, just back from buying new DJ for ol' boys' reunion dinner shortly. I have outgrown both the trousers and jacket.... I had to admit I am not a size 8 anymore.... Anyway it was nice to spoil myself and why not?

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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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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