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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:08

Dove, have just looked at the RHS site. Acer griseum described as a small spreading deciduous tree. Ultimate height of 8-12m, spread of 4-8m and 20-50 years to full size. Sun or part shade , well draining , moist soil. 

I have had mine for about 8 years, so it must be about 12yrs. old. It is still only 4 feet tall, altho' being in a pot clearly held it back.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:00

Dove, I grew one in a large pot which spent a lot of it's time in shade, even in summer , on the northern side of the house. I think this helped it not dry out. I have now planted it in the garden, and is in the open. As this year was it's first in the ground I have been watering it, especially during the hot and dry spells, as I would hate to lose it. They are slower growing than a prunus or malus and if you see them in other gardens they are never particularly big. They will eventually get medium large. They are nice in groups of 3 or 5 if you have space. 

When you buy one you may think it is a bit small for the price, which reflects its slow growing habit and that the grower has been looking after it for some time. Hope this helps.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 21:50

Garden girl, no I haven't got my autumn food yet. The grass is now very long, but the weather has stopped me cutting it, and my scarifyer broke down too. So I may have to put things off to the Spring. I will decide after the weekend when I see just how bad Sunday nights rain/wind has been. I need a run of dry days to do it all. Hope your arm is better soon.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 21:46

Kef... acergris is my favourite. Grows slowly and is very well behaved as well as beautiful. Magical bark all year round.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 21:40

Hey GG , how many feeders have you got now?


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:57

Hi everyone, it's me again. I havebeen thread watching , but not saying much. Will stick mainly to this thread.Yesterday drove over to Sussex to have lunch with a bunch of 27 year olds. Very pleasant. Have been a bit busy with the local Hortisoc, organising a quiz, and more on that today. Also volunteering in the village shop. Enjoy the customer contact and the laughs with the other workers, but can't get my head around the b...... lottery terminal. I go to pieces.

Haven't been particularly busy in the garden, in spite of the favourable weather. I always tidy up when my sap starts to rise in the spring... I leave the birds and the insects to get the benefit for now.

Sadly I don't eat much cake ... some of the village ladies sell their cakes in the shop, and the lemon drizzle is the best you will taste anywhere. Scores 10 out of 10, unlike the National Trust sorry efforts which barely deserve the label. However my teeth are of the savoury variety in the main, so a cake is a very occassional treat.

That's all for now folks, enjoy your day.

GG, hope your arm feels better soon. I am having a flu jab soon. Around here even 27 year olds are eligible... wonderful NHS!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 08:58

Dahlias still producing here in Hampshire, picked a large bunch yesterday. Haven't been particularly careful with deadheading this year and it doesn't seem to have made a lot of difference to flower power. Weather dry today.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 17:23

After a very dry year we are now getting a top-up to our gardens, which with the mild temps. probably means that our plants will be going into the winter in good nick, mostly. I can't see anything in my garden which appears to be struggling at the moment, so I have decided not to complain about my lot.

AND we haven't had any early frosts to finish off my flowers 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 22:22

BB you're welcome....


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:50

I find it quite easy using the IPAD in the back of the roller, with my Italian chaffeur up front.. Simples.

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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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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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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