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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:09

Good morning all. Sitting in my office ( actually still in bed ) doing my paperwork. Exciting times here. The village calendar has been printed and the  Villagers' recipe book ( both produced by the village Shop)  is finished and will be with the printers shortly. I shan't know what to do with my time when they are both on sale.

I think I might try to get my tulips in their pots shortly, rather than wait.Fingers crossed.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 22:45

Bulbs should go in now as soon as you get them. Leave tulips to early November, to avoid disease.

Pass, on apple pruning, not my scene. Sorry.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:53

Beautiful warm day here now after a hefty shower at lunchtime. Acanthus, Kniphofia and Veronica rescued from bed about to be cleared and have split them up and now have loads of each, for new beds, plant sales and friends.

Has anyone got Verbena Macdougalii hybrid. Bought 3 yesterday at plant talk on late season perennials.

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 06:22

Half-moon edgers are still readily available in you local GCs, I should know, I broke 3 when edging my miles of edges a couple of years ago.  One only lasted a few hours.

Best to do it when turf is soft, as it is now.


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 23:26

More and more alliums?, Gg?...Christophii are very beautiful, but watch out, they seed about a lot.


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 14:18

I don't iron, I just kid myself everything is made of linen....


"Creases are us".


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 10:07

Looking on the bright side, if you can dodge the showers, it is now really easy to dig and weed , unless you have claggy  ( technical term) soil,  .


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 08:21

Hi,y"all ....some bits and pieces following last night's Shop committee meeting and then gardening. Planting my various Malvern bulbs. A tad early for tulips but what the heck? Alliums, fritillaries, species tulips, large tulips. Planted some narcissi bulbodicum yesterday in small clay pots, which will go in the "meadow" next year.

Up and at "em..........


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:58

Hi BizLiz... I love this rose... a single spectacular flush of flowers followed by great hips. I would describe it as a rambler in form. It arches up and over on all sides forming a big tent!!

Gardening always was about breaking the rules.... what rules  


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:31

I will have to get busy.....

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