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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

My garden clean up

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:49

I have to post here purely because your name is the same as an Uncle of mine

Border looks great too

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:46

I crave many large flowering trees but due to having a small garden it's totally out of the question.

I have to make do with looking at other peoples

Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:42

Just reminiscing on the horrible Spring of 2013 and admiring Spring 2014


Here are a few pics to compare just how much better this year has been than last.

19th april 2013

 31st March 2014

 This years picture is 3 weeks earlier than last years and it is already well more advanced than it was last year.


What is this?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:01

It's an Oxalis of some kind, pretty but can become quite invasive

What is this?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:55

Pic isnt showing Yvonne

What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:43

Ok, show us a pic when it flowers! I'm intrigued to see what it is

What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:37

I'm 99.9% sure it's a Gerbera.

Here is the one currently growing on my windowsill

 I must admit the leaves do look weed like, the flowers more than make up for it though and I should imagine the bees would enjoy them too.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:23

I planted out my seedlings too Dove

I sowed mine at the start of October and planted them out last week into 1 of my raised beds.

I made the mistake last year of growing them in a pot, it was just too dry and they developed grey mould by Late July

Lesson learned.

Here are half of them next to my Camellia

 I also picked a variety with longer stems and bigger flowers, last years were too small for picking really

Spotted Laurel black patches / spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:12

When you move it remove all the affected leaves, then incorporate a good amount of Compost and Grit into the hole, this should improve the overall condition of the plant tenfold

Spotted Laurel black patches / spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:09

I did a quick search and it indicates being in too wet/cold soil over the Winter.

It should recover but maybe it would be a good idea to dig it up and replant it with some grit added to the drainage hole?

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Garden Idiot

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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 18:29

Greenhouse at night

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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 23:40

Standard Geraniums

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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:13

Camellia and Honeysuckle

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 23:02

Hedge I.D

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 20:45

Strange Bird Behaviour

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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 12:09

My Poor Bleeding Heart

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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 18:56

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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