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David Matthews2

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Gardening for the elderly

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 21:46

.Survey completed - much neater layout via Survey Monkey. Good luck with the project, Designer 11.

This Strange and Wonerful Weather System

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:38

Well described, Mike. I really enjoyed the 'walkaround' in your spring garden! So glad that you mentioned the birdsong - such a feature of spring mornings right now in West Wales (as elsewhere). Hope the slight 'wobble' in your personal health balance readjusts quickly.

Repositioning a Hebe

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:13

Meomye: I have found that giving the hebe a 'haircut' at the time of moving helps reduce the shock effect. [The cuttings get bobbed in along the side of the planting hole and can act as a safeguard should disaster strike the main subject]. (What I call 'belt & braces' gardening). [In the past I've treated Wiri Charm in this manner and it's always responded well, so far].

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:06

Hi Zoomer, a fair point. Maybe I did interpret the posed question rather liberally? But subtly I left out garlic, wild garlic (also know as ramsomes, hence Ramsey island in Pembs = 'wild garlic island') and maybe oe or two others....

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:41

Like Dove, I'd have to vote for a whole 'family' of vegetables - but I say "Let's hear it for ONIONS!" : shallots (round and long 'uns), spring onions, sets, Cibou, Chives, Welsh onions, everlasting and annual too! Such a versatile group and tasty too boot!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:02

Thanks, Rosie. Have received address via pm  -will parcel later this week: I have one or two friends locally wanting to contribute 'anomalously' !!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:16

I too have packets of seeds which I'm willing to donate. Just give me the address for posting on. Rooted cuttings of hydrangea, dogwood and small bay also available as/ when/ where required. **pms not working too well for me at present, though??

How long do bulbs take to sprout?

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:28

That reminds me; I've a big parcel of lily bulbs (arrived in the post last week). Must get them sorted and into their flowering troughs and buckets - which I tow around the patios as they come into bloom, then 'retiring' them to shadier parts of the garden as they enter 'eclipse' after flowering.

Weed seedling web page

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:22

Thanks, Peanuts - very timely, especially as all the 'little perishers' are just getting going again!!

North facing wall.

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 21:06

I strongly recommend Jasmine spp as an easily trained 'filler' - horizontal wires spaced 12" apart will help you keep it under control. I transferred an established plant onto a similar wall last spring and it's now romping all over the wires I placed there BEFORE the move.

Discussions started by David Matthews2

What shall i do with a 'Hairy Onion'?

Head of bolting onion has grown 4 feet, then sprouted 'hair' 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 19:47

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Small evergreen shrub withsharply-pointed glossy leaves and white 'malteser-sized' bobbles supported on short stems. 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 18:17

Gardening featuring in Seasonal Greetings...??

Do other 'forkers' know of examples of gardening techniques and practices being featured? ing in  
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Last Post: 26/12/2013 at 06:47

Getting Crafty in my old age...

Planting and discussing spring bulbs with my grand-daughters prompted an ad hoc craft session with them the playroom 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 21:26

Huge Bee on Winter Clematis "Freckles"

Sighted this afternoon in my sheltered courtyard....can anyone identify the bee species? 
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Last Post: 21/12/2013 at 06:56
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