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Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Gardening challenges for 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 20:39

putting wellies on now... where's my coat... has Verd. got it?


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 19:18

Hear Hear from me.....

Gardening challenges for 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 19:15

Hi, David K. Have you ever bought from "Chrysanthemums Direct"? They are the best probably.... great little plug plants to get you started.

My ambitions for this year.... open my garden in the village open gardens event...master plan already underway... and build a second terrace, next to the house to replace the pathetic excuse for a patio I currently have.


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 12:24

Don't write any cheques!!....


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 11:34

Cold here too, but glorious sunshine and crispness. Great for walking.

Central heating issue is now diagnosed, confirming my suspicions as to what was wrong. All we need to do now is find a solution given that the errant part is no longer available! At least I can keep it going by fiddling with it , and it is fine on milder days.

Ho Hum, such is life. Anyway I have no complaints about 2014.. Shall finish with a concert by the Berlin Philarmonic (live link), and a party. Tomorrow's another year......



Posted: 30/12/2014 at 10:03

-5 here in Hampshire at 6 o'clock and my central heating is playing up again!

So will be staying in waiting for a phone call, so might as well do HW.  Visitors tomorrow, so had to be done sometime.

Pruning Large Woody Lavender

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 23:46

I might be woody, Verd, but I am certainly not leggy.

Plants and snow and the Hardiness rating

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:49

Try to use more than one layer of fleece. I find a single layer, when wet, freezes, and if it is contact with the leaves, provides no protection.

White Beam problems

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:44

Last year was a bad year for various diseases in trees because of the wet winter followed by dry spell. Probably specific to 2014 and not terminal.

New hedge advise

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:40

Are escallonias a bit tender in very cold winters? Don't know where Paul lives.

Great plant near the sea?

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Pittosporum from seed

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Frikartii Monch

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When should I plant Phlox

Gardening conundrum 
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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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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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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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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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