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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:43

I have to agree with Mike to a certain extent. 

I do feed the garden myself with liquid fertilizers, but not religiously.

Plants are made of tough stuff and will grow and try and produce flowers without much help.

I find being too kind with a plant tends to make it worse, from experience the ones I leave alone tend to fair better.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:33

My Penstemon still has a couple of small flowers on it :P

Nothing else of note really, waiting for all the bulbs to pop up!

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:21

The crocus are out and look colourful but theres no sunshine for them to open up unfortunately.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:55


Astrantia major

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:55

My Astrantia isnt showing yet either so no worries


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:54

You can get Primula Acaulis which I believe is the native kind, when I type this in Google it always comes up with Vulgaris.

I think these come in a few different colours as well as the native cream variety,

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:55

Thats great Thanks

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:34

When should I cut them back? They are looking a little bit scraggy from being outside this winter but I heard they can be rejuvenated by being cut back but I dont know when :P

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

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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