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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Astrantia major

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:11

Mine is called Astrantia Florence. My Gaillardia is just appearing too. Havent seen much sign of my Illumination Foxglove yet.

I'll go and have a look to see if I can spot it tomorrow as its the only thing yet to show its face

Astrantia major

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:58

I only planted mine last summer, I guess as it gets older it will become stronger and stronger

Talkback: Blood rain and butterflies

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:14

90% of the flowers I grow in my garden are for wildlife. I have a few pretty ones for myself but mostly I consider what is useful for wildlife before myself.

I get plenty of wildlife that visit me

Astrantia major

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:05

Remembered this thread and just thought I would post a pic of my Astrantia poking through this week


Scotch bonnets help

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:55

 I have Scotch Bonnets amongst others in my unheated greenhouse. Minimum temp so far has been 3-4c and the plants havent batted an eyelid.

I can even see the first flower bud forming on one of my plants, I must say that my greenhouse warms up very quickly in the morning due to its location so maybe this helps.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:38

Found another today on my Asiatic Lilies.

It too got squished!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 14:36


Best butterfly plants

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:49

English Lavender (Vera)



Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:47

Spotted 1 on my Hyacinth leaves yesterday, it was duly chopped in half, on the other hand I have seen a few ladybirds already this year  

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:45

Give them time Steven, they should start showing soon enough

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Sweet Peppers

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Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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Plant ID :)

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