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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:46

Off to "Lunnen" today for lunch with retired work colleagues, one of whom died on Monday, so it will be a day of mixed emotions. Tonight is for the start of the preparations for the Flower show, as we write out all the cards for the hundreds of entries.


Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:28

Hi, yes I think loft living might be a trifle warm at moment.


Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:22

OL, my house is well insulated and if I keep windows and doors closed it stays cooler than outside. Bedroom is on northern side and that helps too. Drawing curtains on south side might help again?



Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:07

Progress report on new Terrace: area completely cleared, and looking grand. Even the machine had problems with the foliage. Not sure how I would have fared had I tried to keep it looking good.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 14:08

My friend, , says I am in touch with my feminine side, but throwing Y-fronts may be a step too far....doubt if they are Tom's size anyway.

Black Spot

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 14:05

A local rose grower, who wins medals at RHS shows, told our local hortsoc that even disease resistant new roses only keep their resistance for say 12-15 years when mutations of the various diseases creep up on them. He would then advise replanting with even newer varieties. 

I also think it pays to do your very first spray very early in the season when you have not much more than bare branches and bud bumps. Follow Dave's advice above , but start very early. depending on how mild the winter has been, you might be thinking of early March. Go out and have a look then.

alan titchmarsh rose

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 11:00

I think it would do well, I have one and it is a good colour, fragrance and grows well.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 08:14

Go for it Clari, be yourself.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 08:10

'morning' all,very warm and sunny in Hants. ( I have an antique map of Hantshire, spelt that way , dated 1770 something, so when did the spelling change and why?)

Anyway, my project to build a terrace across the bottom end of my garden starts tomorrow, and I spent yesterday rescuing irises to give away to others. Have potted some up to sell at next year's plant sale, and have lots more cleaned and trimmed ready for planting now.

Going to see Tom Jones at the Larmer Tree festival this evening. Coachload of villagers, none of whom seem to want to own up to actually liking him, are determined to have a good time anyway. I think it's like the party you don't really want to go to... they always turn out to be the best.


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:52

Edd,  luckily we still have a post office, and keeping it is a constant battle. The authorities don't like them and even offer money to close. We find it impossible to make it pay it's way, and it is subsidised by the shop. But we wouldn't have it any other way.

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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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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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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