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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 06:48

Good day to you all, too dark to check outside but probably damp. Carol has just used the word "murk".

Exciting day here in Happy Valley as we launch our Recipe Book, produced in the village, from family recipes, by 5 people. 2 cooks, 1 photographer ( who used to photograph for Delia Smith and others), 1 technical expert, a whizz on the computer, and yours truly. As coordinator I did a lot of shopping and tasting. The end result looks really professional and yesterday we were interviewed by the local press,which also appears today. The launch is in the shop with some tastings. Can't wait. Just in time for Christmas. Should top the bestsellers list by then.

WE shouldn't be embarrassed by our sartorial efforts of years ago. They were fun and attractive in their day. Can you remember what our parents wore, coming out of the war and austerity? Today's dumbed down fashions, if that's what you call them, can't hold their head up either. What's wrong with a bit of flamboyance, which in my case included kipper ties, huge lapels and Oxford Bags. Translation available for the younger members, but definitely no photos.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 06:26

If the price of milk falls any further this problem may not need a horticultural solution?


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:02

I'm only 27, and have no idea what you are all posting about.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 22:06

get well soon Gg 

Are you growing any spinach?

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:03

Sorry for the repeating posts....burp....oops, not me, honest.....

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:10

If you spray for blackspot very early in the year just as the buds first show you can have clean roses and with a minimum effect on bugs. Do it on a windless cloudy day also.

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:09

It couldn't be any clearer....

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:09

I agree if you have a stem a bud is likely to be lurking in there somewhere...

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:09

The current level of population in the world cannot be fed by organic food alone; it's too inefficient a use of the available land. Mass production of affordable food to feed the billions is only possible if farmers and scientists work together to maximise and then increase production. 

What I object to is the bald conjecture that chemicals equals bad, and no chemicals equals good. 

My old chemistry teacher would probably remind us at this point that everything is made of chemicals. It's how we manage their use that is the issue. If side effects are a worry to you I suggest you stop taking the medicine?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:03

Don't grow potatoes there again.

Discussions started by Woodgreen wonderboy

Pittosporum from seed

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Frikartii Monch

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When should I plant Phlox

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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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Why I never buy online

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