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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 21:28

Doing something small in the garden everyday is a good way to keep positive.

Even if it is just 5 minutes it gives you the mirror image in your mind of what it looks like in all seasons.


Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:33

Anything that deters nasties is welcome in my garden

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:32

Going out with a torch in the evening for a whole year seemed to get rid of 95% of the slug population in my garden.

I now only find babies lurking under the bark chips and I intend to deal with these quickly when the temperatures start to rise slightly.

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 10:23

Thanks for the info guys, really appreciated

Herbaceous Border

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:28

Never posted the photos for this thread so here goes!

Newly Planted 24/08/2012

 And exactly a year later



Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:40

Well I wont have time for probably at least another week even if I wanted to so a delay is no problem.

I dont want them sitting around for too long though. Yes the greenhouse is polythene and is doing very well in keeping my overwintering lupins/delphs.

What kind of size pots should I be looking at using? These will be transplanted to the garden/ larger containers later on.


Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:50

Hi all managed to get some shopping of some of the Flowers I want for the Summer but am unsure of how/when to plant them.

I currently only have a 4 tier Mini greenhouse but this can be positioned in full sun all day long for warmth. I also have plenty of 1/2/3L plastic pots that I could start them off in.

Dahlias/ Gladioli/ Agapanthus Root/ Echinacea Root/ Nerine

All advice/help is very much appreciated as I can never find definitive info on the web :P

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:56

Awesome thanks Brumbull

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:28

Wow those baskets are incredible!

But I would still love them to be covered in bees. Which plants out of that list do you find are the best for this?

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 21:28

Hi all, does anyone have any experience of great flowers for bees and other pollinators for spring/summer/autumn hanging baskets?

As lovely as my Begonias were last year I would prefer to fill them with flowers for the bees to enjoy (and me of course )

I have heard fuchsias tend to be pretty good but are there any others?

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 21:05

Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 20:59

Plant ID :)

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Last Post: 28/03/2014 at 10:09

Houseplant Cyclamen

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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 21:18

Greenhouse Table/Shelving

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Last Post: 28/02/2014 at 23:25

Cutting back Pelargoniums

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Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 18:03

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 23:26

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

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Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 13:29

Repotting an Orchid

Best time to do it? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:44

What a weird mild Winter

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 16:01

Small Dahlia Tubers

worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 27/12/2013 at 21:21

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

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Last Post: 19/10/2013 at 10:02

Some news for wildlife friendly gardeners

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 08:33

Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

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Last Post: 16/10/2013 at 18:35

Foxglove Camelot Cream

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