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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 11:31

Hi Bill, how old is your son, if I may ask?


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 13:43

Grey day, head cold, but stuff to do, including car service, finalise quiz for hortsoc AGM, ….. otherwise would have stayed in bed!!

That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 22:10

What  a good combo.  BF and AS would do nicely. Much prefer CK to CW.

That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 21:51

I think it's about time we had some new blood presenting GW and Chelsea, and by new I don't mean young and wet behind the ears. I have had enough of MD, and AT has gone all silly. CB is probably the best of the current crop. CK is OK. I like AS and TB. RdT is fine. AF and SR can stay at home as far as I am concerned and JS probably too.  A new GH is what I need or AT before he went walkabout. Does anyone know of anyone else?

Rose ignorance

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 17:08

Aside from discussing the problems we may have with our roses does everyone agree that this year has been one of the best for quality and quantity of blooms. I am not sure of the reason, but this has been the best year ever for me....

I did ask Stewart Pocock why this might be and he said that roses had had a very long dormant season in which to rest and build up their reserves. Unlikely then that next year will be as good?

Help I made a weeping willow purchasing mistake, can it be potted??

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 22:00

I am afraid we all make mistakes from time to time. There's no real alternative to getting rid of this tree altogether. If you can't find a new home for it, then it's the chop. Please don't compound things by putting it in a pot. The CTW  ( cruelty to willows)  police will soon find out. 

Rose ignorance

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:34

I have had a similar experience with the variety "Wisley". I think that frankly it should never have been released onto the market and is an example of the growers and, in this case the RHS, putting profit before good practice.

If I were you I would hit it very hard to try to stimulate stronger growth for next year. You don't have a lot to lose.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 14:43

Get well soon A & M , time to gently enjoy your gardens, very restorative, that's what they are for.....


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....

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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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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