Woodgreen wonderboy

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Lawn weed

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 17:45

It looks like a very small strawberry plant, with yellow flowers. There could be runners but it is a year or so since I saw it. Verdone worked on mine.

I think Verd. should help, as it's clearly named after him. Perhaps he gets a rake-off?

Lawn weed

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:03

Hi it may be trefoil as Mike suggests. I had an infestation a year or 2 ago after weeding and feeding my lawn. It colonises the gaps left by the death of the other weeds.  I rang the manufacturer who explained it to me.Therefore standard weed and feed will not work on it... try Verdone instead.


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 07:53

Good morning all. Away from gardening this w/e as going to a christening. But have set my little helper going which should show some further progress on the master plan. Another bed to be dug out and redesigned... where I will plant heleniums, rudbeckias etc, to continue the yellow theme in that part of the garden. Also my new phlox bed will soon be ready, plus sedums and roseannes. 

Have a good weekend everyone.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:31

Hi, have spent most of day in village shop, doing the wages, shelf stacking and serving. Had a very nice piece of fillet steak from a farm 1 mile away, which was on it's sell-by date, for £2 !!  

Bought some ferns yesterday Gg, some from InExcess and some from Wolvercroft. And a couple of Early Safin heleniums for splitting.Looked for Lucifer crocosmia for my new hot border. A friend also helping in shop says she can give me lots, and some more ferns, and I will give her some Phlox.

I have bindweed and she has ground elder, so we promised not to swop that too


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:43

Growing vegetables in the driveway with cars

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:42

I think that there is growing realisation that diesel cars are causing a major health hazard to us all, not least because of government policy of encouraging us to change over from petrol cars. Minute particulates from more and more diesel cars, all of which are getting older by the day, and many of which will be less and less well maintained as time goes by are stoking up a major health and environmental issue.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:12

 Gg ...Wolvercroft, just into Dorset, near Fordingbridge...."super adults" i.e. pensioners get 10% off on a Monday.  ( they also have a loyalty card for young-uns like you and for the other days) I am looking for heleniums or some such to split up and overwinter for one of my "new" beds. The Gc is owned and run by a family and is not large, and I like to support them as I don't want to be left with just B&Q. It was they who built my terrace.  It's the sort of place where expert advice is available for free. It's always good to be able to discuss gardening stuff to get an intelligent answer or just confirmation of what you might know anyway.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:50

Chickey....can you do Great Dixter as well while you are in Sissinghurst area... it's near Northiam, East Sussex. My favourite, try to go in the house, not big but charming.

Gg I can't think of a better thing to do than make apple pie with gash apples on a day like this. I am going to GC soon, I will probably be the only one there!

Might make a summer pudding for visitors.  


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:48

Hi Bekkie, I have made the mistake of leaving a mixed hedge and it only causes more work in the long term. Mine grows incredibly quickly if I leave it. I now do it in Feb. and Sept. It looks better, and is thicker which benefits the birds and insects. My trimmer zips through the foliage and the cuttings can be composted because they are less woody... oops, that's me  


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:23

Yes, my garden really does need a good soak, but shame for lots of peeps that it's today.

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