Woodgreen wonderboy

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Can you identify this?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 07:13

It's a real beauty... I wouldn't be without it.

Monty Don.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 07:02

I don't disagree either, but I did get a glimpse of a red rag.

Monty Don.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 06:51

I doubt that very much Dove. MD is a journo with his own opinions and works from his own garden. I think he must have a huge influence on what is put out and how. I know I would want my say if it was "all in my name" and I had the opportunity of influencing things. He is no-one's puppet or mouthpiece.

Seeding advice for a new gardener

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 06:46

I think you are taking two risks. First sowing and growing indoors, whilst often necessary in cold climes, risks the plants becoming leggy ( tall and thin and weak) as they reach for the light which is never as good as outside, even in shade. Second using plastic bags will risk damping off ( technical term for quickly going mouldy, followed by death!). 

If you have time why not start a new batch out of doors as recommended above, as belt and braces?

Good luck, we all learn as we go. i still do after yonks 

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

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