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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Cytisus Goldfinch - Is this normal

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:19

I would cut it back now quite hard, but only into green wood, not brown. Looking at your pic. I would cut to about 1 foot above soil level. If you are going to leave it in the pot you will want it to stay relatively small and not romp away. If you leave it it will get leggy and outgrow its pot.You will get the benefit next year. The seeds should be viable if they are at the dried stage, and you could try to grow some babies for you and your friends?


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:03

Most of my entries to show are now ready to go. Hope I haven't picked too soon, but no way could I have done them tomorrow before 8-30. Will pick rest this evening.

Feet up for moment, then cooking Tomato Tarte Tatin. Hope it's a bit better than trial run. Not great with pastry, even shop bought.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:00

white spuds lifted and cleaned. Good even size and no nasty diseases 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:28

Mixed herbs picked and displayed in jam jar and named...

red spuds lifted... need 3 same size and clean. Have 2 really goodly sized ones only, dam... never mind. Do I go with these or three smaller but same size


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 07:49

IMy Corvedale are in mostly sun, but some shade later in the day. They are on the north side of some middle height trees.

The lovely Carol K. is showing hefty showers and a yellow warning for rain in Hants tomorrow ... our show opens to the public at 2, with setting up and judging from 8-30. fingers crossed. i will do as much as I can today, and dodge the showers tomorrow.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 07:15

Hi Dove, I saw Corvedale at Hyde Hall for the first time and fell for it. I don't think many know just how good it is. More should give it a look. Loads of flower, repeating, reasonably clean, strong grower but can be whacked hard if necessary, lovely strong pink colour and arching habit. ( don't plant too near grass edge ).


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 06:52

Lots of thunder and lightnining last night but not sure how much rain. More predicted tomorrow, hopefully it won't disrupt our Flower Show.

Work on terrace continues today, and now I can see the basic shape, all sinuous curves, it is turning out as I hoped, if not better. 

My man also comes in to help in the garden and there is a bed , which we cleared last time which we will ready for planting. Current plan is to underplant the Queen Elizabeth and Corvedale roses with Roseanne, and add a jarring touch with something orange!

Must also do my final preparations for the Show, identifying what stuff I am going to use and cook my tart tatin.

Must get on, they start to arrive from 7-30....

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:37

and the meek shall inherit the earth... if that's alright with the rest of you...

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:36

I shall go into hiding.....

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:22

Sometimes it's just easier to get on with it yourself? However is that not how doormattery starts?

Choices, choices, b****y choices....

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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