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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 12/11/2013 at 16:11

As luck has it I have just had some apple and mint jelly with my lamb lunch. Jelly made by a friend in the village. Very yummy.

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:14

Cut the hedge to size and or shape you want, perhaps leaving the odd one to grow into a small tree/shrub above the others? Don't forget not to leave this too late in the spring lest you upset the nesting birds. Feb. is good.

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 10:37

How about honeysuckle... looks and smells great and gives winter screening. Can be pruned/trimmed as hard as you like. Give it a bit of support to get it going , light blue touch paper and stand well back!

Seriously, I and 4 neighbours share an effluent treatment plant that we have screened this way. We are pleased with it.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 15:51

Verd. Whatever, it can't come soon enough for me.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 14:07

It's a making soup kind of day, and I shall not be venturing outside. I don't know what "Hampshire" for "dreek" is but I know what it feels like.

p.s. The soup is Kidney Bean, Pumpkin and Tomato, except that the Pumpkin seems to look like a Butternut Squash.


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 14:03

I have never washed mine.. but the soil always mostly dropped away as I was lifting. If you did this it would be vital to dry them before storing, in spite of Monty giving his a spray from the watering can last week!

can you make a free hedge?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 13:58

I have a cotoneaster hedge which is full of berries at the moment... but not for long says the army of blackbirds... easy to grow, fairly quick, easily trimmed and pretty.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 13:53

Bill, I think this would be classed as a freak event, particularly in the South , where I live. My Northern neighbours may comment differently, but I leave that to them.

If it did happen here I hate to think what destruction it might cause. I live in the New Forest, and if we lost our ancient trees it would be unthinkable.


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 10:58

I have mine on my mac. see!

can you make a free hedge?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 10:57

If you drive the main road from Farnham/Guildford towards Winchester, is it the A31?, the central reservation is full of dogwoods of various hews. Drive with the sun behind them and WOW is an understatement, and so unexpected.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

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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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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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