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Woodgreen wonderboy

Latest posts by Woodgreen wonderboy

Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:35

I let mine scramble through other neighbouring shrubs... who needs pruning??

Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:59

I like New Dawn.


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:54

Good morning all, friends staying at moment, down to watch Cornwall play Dorset at cricket in Bournemouth. As a Hampshire lad I can stay neutral and enjoy the scene. Verd., sorry but after a superb start Cornwall were on the receiving end towards evening yesterday and are now in second place. Still it's not over until......

Gardening on hold at moment, so must wait until Wednesday to plant out my alpines, grasses and ferns on and around the new terrace.

Have a good one everyone... I shall be thinking of you from the boundary rope.


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:20

Plants planted, HW done and soup made. Just the calendar to go... at least I can sit down for that one...


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 08:50

At the end of the day, home and garden are best. Welcome home Chicky.


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:32

Have just logged on and missed OL's news... great luck to you and OH. Trip to Wisley on Tuesday which is looking particularly good at this time. 

Still working on new terrace. Raised beds around trees now filled with soil. Silver birch bed potted with Festuca Elijah blue and mulched with slate. Ash bed filled and will plant with Carex testacea, which is an orange/bronze colour. New troughs filled too, awaiting alpines, some bought at Wizzers.

Today is HW, visitors at weekend; making a batch of soup for friend , who is having major dental surgery tomorrow; and work on village calendar for 2015. Nearly finished, just needs pushing over the line.

Have a few plants to plant first thing as rain is forecast. Rudbeckia and blue scabious to complete the bed I dug out last week.


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 16:54

Lots of showers today so gardening put off to Wednesday. Wizzers tomorrow with the W.I.  


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 07:22

Hello all, hope to get some gardening done today after a bit of work on the recipe book. Getting near the end now. Whoopee.

Recommend me a tree please

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:14

If you like silver birch try to get a multi-stemmed one. A cheap way of achieving this is to take 3 whips and plant them as a bunch, with the whips splayed out , of course.

This will be a stunner and try to use it on its own. Don't crowd it out, as you will lose the effect.


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:59

I do find that some pods seem to mysteriously disappear, looking as if they break off. I have also collected the brown pods, the seeds are quite large and black. My best success come each year with those that germinate on their own in the gravel driveway, Very easy to tease up and they have fleshy white roots which are easy to pot up. They will seem to disappear over winter, but don't despair this is normal, and they will reappear. The thin leaved varieties are herbaceous. I think you may have your first flowers in year 3 if you are lucky. The larger/thicker leaved varieties are evergreen and more tender and need to come indoors. I haven't collected seeds from these yet, but will be looking this year. The blooms are fantastic.

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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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