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Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Removing Horsetail

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:42

The roots apparently go down metres..... regular picking can only weaken it. Chances of eliminating it are probably small?


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:07

Beautiful day, started with shop run to local campsite to sell the happy campers their bacon and eggs, then trip to stone supplier to choose my stone for the planned new terrace, then light lunch in garden of pub I have never visited, as bridegroom and friends assembled for wedding this afternoon, quick trip to GC , just for supplies, home to watch Southampton win and finish off their most successful premiership year ever, new recipe to cook tonight ( Nigel Slate), sea bass with ginger and cucumber and possible trip to local club after. Otherwise not a lot to tell you about really.

Roll on Sunday....


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 14:58

Do you make cake?

Removing Ivy

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 14:55

My ivy creeps across ground under shrubs and trees and suppresses weeds. It can look good covering bare soil and save you work. Probably good for wildlife too. Certainly provides food for bees at end of year to stock them up for winter.

Buried treasure

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 14:48

I have just visited a "yellow book" garden which has alkaline soil over chalk at one end, and acid soil at the other. The latter was washed down by torrential rains so many decades ago, from the top of a local hill of greensand. 

Now that's what I call  "buried treasure".

Fascinating geology Dove??


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:06

Home safe, tyre fitted ( car valeted, safety check and a tin of sweets   )

Lunch great, chef a Masterchef winner, with a Michelin star.

Thanks for the advice Clari regarding small low-slung cars. I was looking at a 2 seater funster at the dealers, which on second thoughts might not be such a good idea around here.

Feet up....


Ants in the lawn

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:53

Sorry your ant problem is so will criticise you for taking steps. I would probably do the same. Perhaps the mild winter has be kind to them?


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:33

A flick and a kick for being so quick , for Dove and Lilly.

Off to ol' boys and girls reunion lunch today. About 100 miles away and have to replace tyre on car on the way first. Huge cut on inside of tyre, not visible until wheel taken off. Can only have been a pothole. In the Forest we also have the problem of deep gullies at the edges of roads which get deeper as the rain and traffic works on them. Larger and larger cars also don't help as they try to pass on another on increasingly narrow roads. Ho Hum....

Anyway have a good day everyone...


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 16:54

Hello again, Have now discussed my new terrace with my contractor, and await a price just as soon as I pick out the stone paving.  I will choose something natural. It will be a place to sit, sip something nice while watching sheep gambol, and grow a few treasures in troughs. It will blend into my garden design as much as possible, and will be split level, and have a couple of raised beds. It will hopefully reduce my workload a bit while giving me more pleasure.The bed it replaces is getting a bit tired and needs a lot of work. It is always the bit I leave to last! 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:39

Have just seen my first Swallow... a bit late this year but welcome nonetheless...

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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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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