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Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:01

If I was growing Clematis in a container I would always chose from the group that need to be cut right back to about 12 inches each Spring, flowering in mid to late summer. Any other groups are likely to be difficult to look after long term. (Except for patio clems. of course.)

"The Blues"

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:49

Usually associated with sadness it is however  arguable that BLUE is the most important colour in the garden, always ignoring the green of the foliage of course.

It is the only colour which goes with any other colour, whether hot reds, oranges and yellows, or the cooler pinks, lilacs etc., not to mention white or green as well.

Some people maintain that there aren't many true blues in the garden! However we shall see.

Which "blues" are important to you?


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:41

Very. agree on price of GC plants. Luckily we have one local nursery which sells good stuff at bargain prices. 

Salvia Amistad is a wonderfully showy but class act. Did you know Amistad is Spanish for "friendship".? How appropriate as a give-away plant.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 11:54

Good morning all, sunny but chilly-chips here. Watering only so far as have a shift in shop followed by Hortsoc. meeting. Plant sale went well and sales were the best since 2007. 


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 09:10

The more the merrier Chicky. I am planning to do "Pimms in the Garden".... that will bring them out!  Who needs flowers?


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 22:11

To keep  sweet peas going you need to water frequently and pick, pick, pick....

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:33

My white  malus everestes are great at the mo too....


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:28

About 12 gardens in Woodgreen will open on 14th June, starting at 10 o'clock.Ticket available in any garden on the day. Hope to see lots of you!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 17:27

It was supposed to have rained today, but we haven't had a drop! I dug over a friend's very stony bank and planted it with baby buddlieas and hardy geraniums. She wants a natural look under the trees. Should look great later, and a good solution for this spot. Pretty flowers just wouldn't do.


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 17:23

Primrose, my hostas are always outside, usually in a fairly shady spot. Because i was having a new terrace built they were moved to a sunnier spot and I think this has brought them on with the recent warm weather. They are now back in their home.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

"The Blues"

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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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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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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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