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Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 12:43

Back on track... I haven't seen any ladybirds, or many aphids and only 2 singleton lily beetles. Birds are very busy on the feeders tho'... may be a connection there? Are there any entymologists out there to give us some answers... was it the very hard winter and the cold March to blame?


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 12:40

BL... your garden is up there in the top 10 !

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 09:53

Red rose, Tess of the Turberville's is a knockout in my garden, and great against a dark foliage background.

Orange and purple?

Help with plant identification

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 09:44

I agree my Californian poppy, I have just checked out my Diablo and it looks just like the picture above. Verd. is right about the white flowers and now the extra benefit of the burnt umber, which looks great at the back of other lighter combinations.


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 09:37

Good moaning everyone...sorry, couldn't resist as have just seen pics of BizLiz's garden in la belle....

Verd. When I was at Chelsea a white plant on one of the show gardens took my eye in particulsr. I asked and was told it was white swan. V. nice. Might try it next year.

Dove, what's wrong with plain ol' strawberries, with cream on the side for those who want it. They tell me the taste of strawberries is very nice but most people seem to mask it with other stuff. 

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 09:27

Emma, I grow these every year, about 60-70 plants for white drifts and foils to my other plants. I have never collected seeds but I might give it a go, altho' I would hate to fail and be left with none at all as they are so important to me.... and so easy to do.

You also have to deadhead to keep the flowering going right up to the end of summer/frosts, so I don't really get chance to collect good seed. Perhaps this year I will sacrifice a couple of plants for seeds... but it will be hard


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 09:21

A very stylish piece of anglo/french garden, BizLiz. What is the tree? Love the walls too, what is the history?

Anyone looking at this picture should blow it up to full size for the full wow factor.

broad beans

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 09:15

I sowed Aquadulce  for overwintering in small pots in the GH. They grew to around 3-4 inches in the GH when I planted out during a mild spell in Feb. They didn't move at all during cold March , but I am now eating beautiful beans every day. Best ever

You can also eat the plant tops which you should pinch out to discourage blackfly and encourage bean formation. You do this when the plant reaches  a good size with lots of flower, probably May, depending on weather.

Help with plant identification

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 16:46

Agree with my hippy californian friend... I have this plant.

Greenfly by the million

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 07:46

Another winter casualty?

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Overwintering Gazanias

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Last Post: 28/11/2013 at 18:06

Gardening quiz

Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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Last Post: 30/11/2013 at 14:08

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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Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 08:22

Camassias from seed

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Where can I buy moss in Hampshire

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Last Post: 17/06/2013 at 15:44 unintended trial

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Last Post: 11/06/2013 at 16:34

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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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 15:27

Difficult Navigation

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Looking after alpines

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Gardening in the dark....

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