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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 15/11/2013 at 09:09

Off to buy a ton of sausage rolls for the party   Unlike the rest of you baking and me don't mix  


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:57

We were threatened with losing our small village shop when the owners decided to move back to Yorkshire. So the  whole village took over and we signed a 5 year lease and ran the shop for them, They put their plans on hold, and we raised the funds to build a super new one. Now we are focused on running it successfully, on behalf of the village. We all own it! Amazingly our sales are up lots this year, so we must be doing something right. But you can't stand still and there are things we can do better.  Rural post offices in particular have few friends in high places so you can expect further retrenchment there. We lose money on ours but we subsidise it through the shop and of course it is a brilliant local service which we would be daft to give up. It also brings people in to shop.

Tomorrow is the annual staff party, and with partners there will be over 100 villagers involved. So that is the measure of how many are directly involved.

If you Google   Woodgreen Village shop you will see what we look like.

  all the way....


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:11

Back from top level , senior executive, top brass, other side of the glass ceiling,( and me) conference. Well the village hall was quite big.

Lots of good people doing their best to keep your local shop running. Seriously we all need your support. If you have one nearby give us/them a try.... you will be pleasantly surprised at the range, value and smiles. In Woodgreen our village has built a new shop which is the real heart of the community. It is going from strength to strength , but only because a group of committed people keep bashing on with the support of the community. Sorry for the commercial but they deserve your support.



Posted: 14/11/2013 at 07:40

Hello all, it's "off to work" for me... after a break of 14 years!. Small conference on Community shops, how to run them more profitably etc. Best bib and tucker, briefcase and all ( latter needed a good dusting.)   

Brain in gear, well almost.....bye


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:58

Hello Gardengirl... I just missed your earlier greeting as I was on my way out to the Shop Committee meeting. Not as cold tonight... I lost my dahlias last night so will have to tidy them up soon. Will be leaving all my dahlias in this year so as to cut down a bit on my workload. Not as much energy as you, any more.

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:37

I keep my potted up camellias near the house during winter, which they have now survived for many years. No need for fleece. They are pretty hardy? Only problem is when they are in flower when frosts will brown the flowers.


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:32

Is it true they don't usually like being moved? I translocated ( technical term for "moved") from a friend's garden via a few months in pots over winter, then successfully planted out. Will leave now.


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:30

Do you have a greenhouse or conservatory you could shelter them in. Agree with above comments but if you can get a small crop during winter it will taste twice as good!


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:28

Verd I changed to an apple macbook pro a year ago and am very happy with it. If your phone/Ipad is apple you can link them all up for easy use? I am not a techy but with help have made the change. I need a new phone now to go with it.

I frequently see peepe complaining of probs with their pcs.... I don't seem to suffer in the same way.


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 13:35

Sophie Raworth is the newsreader who is now on a crash course to get down to our level on all things gardening. Shows complete lack of imagination to pick MD, who should stick to GW.

My vote would be for Chris Beardshaw who is well overdue recognition as a great gardener more than capable of fronting Chelsea coverage. 


First frost here last night, so dahlias done for finally. They will have to wait until next week for any help from me, as my diary is full for now.

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