Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:13

Morning all, I was up at 5, but didn't like to disturb you. Have had a peacock in the garden. He's looking for a girlfriend!

Band of rain just arriving, which may just help Hampshire stave off defeat against Notts. By the way Verd., I worked my magic on Cornwall again when they beat Dorset recently, having been bowled out for a paltry 117. I was there! They never lose when I turn up. ????

"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 05:40

Geranium Roseanne is a great favourite here... arriving a little late, it then flowers its socks off for the rest of the year. Some geraniums have another go after a haircut, Roseanne just keeps going. I have several under a grouping of Queen Elizabeth roses. First year, can't wait.

( someone once wrote that it was the "most boring" plant, in that it plodded on, flowering. The RHS named it the plant of the century... you pays your money, etc.)

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:25

In the wild Tulips go through a very hot and dry summer when they are completely dormant , before starting up again into growth in Autumn. British summers rarely give them this.

If you leave them in the ground for the first year after flowering, and then they do less well next year, I would hoick them out. They are probably on a downhill slide and unlikely to improve back to where they were. Cut your losses.

"The Blues"

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:19

Thanks for the pictures Chicky and Gina. Reminds me of summer yet to come....


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:21

Make friends with a few gardeners and raid their gardens near the big day. You will be surprised how wide a choice you have. I let people do it, in return for a bit of cake.

advice on horrsetail

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:03

"Old wives tale" ( sorry ladies)... Pick it on a Sunday, that is, every Sunday. OK for small infestations only, but you will weaken it to death eventually.

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:59

Last year he said to grow them as annuals. Plant 2 inches deep only, and pull up and bin when flowering over. Choose new colour combinations next time.

"The Blues"

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:57

Fantastic response everyone. I love all your "blues" too, and grow many of them. Keep 'em coming please. 

What about the combinations you love, which "blues" make a big contribution, tying everything together.

A big thank you, so far.


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?

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