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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

What a weird mild Winter

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:13

Still cannot believe how mild it has stayed this Winter..

All these were taken this evening. I cant believe the Oriental Poppy is trying to flower!

Those Cyclamen have been flowering non stop for 5 months


sowing lobelia seeds

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 17:53

I'd say mid February on-wards for lobelia seeds

Small Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:49

I learnt that lesson already Verdun :P

But I didnt lose anything as they were grown from seed and the other ones were all freebies from work

I had a great season out of them

What is your most dazzling plant in your garden

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 18:35

 That was taken on the 1st October. Its the most recent photo I have.

I will try and get another photo soon

Although I should probably cut it down soon to re-invigorate it for Spring

What is your most dazzling plant in your garden

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 18:33

Probably my Gailliardia Arizona Sun.

Which is still flowering now believe it or not o_o



Small Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 18:12

Cool. I think I left mine to dry for too long and they ended up getting mouldy

Lesson learnt for next year. I think I'll just leave them in their pots or in the ground with some mulch.

and happy christmas to you too

Compost for carnivorous plants

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 22:53

If you have no rain water and are desperate, I suggest boiling the kettle and letting it cool. Not great but should be ok.

Plant identification

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 16:34

It might be Jasminium Polyanthum. Flowers are extremely sweetly scented. Frost tends to damage it though

Where NOT to order from online

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 17:35

I always like to go the garden centre to see what I'm buying. I do not trust any online company for live plants whatsoever. :P

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 16:11

 Still quite a few flowers hanging on

Still had no frosts here yet and none forecast for the near future either

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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Plant ID :)

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Houseplant Cyclamen

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Greenhouse Table/Shelving

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Cutting back Pelargoniums

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Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

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Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

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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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Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

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Some news for wildlife friendly gardeners

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Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

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Foxglove Camelot Cream

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