London (change)
Today 27°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 26°C / 17°C


Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Monty's box hedging

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:58

Nothing lasts forever. Nothing.

A loss is an opportunity

I don't know what it is.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:06

That looks like the big thorny evergreen shrub that has surrounded my garden for the last 60 years or so :P

No idea what it is but if it pricks you it aches for a couple of days afterwards!


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:32

Hi all, been working a lot this week (too much probably) so not much time to garden.

Today however I was off and managed to do some bits

Potted up a Pulsatilla into my rockery.

Repotted My Hibiscus and Crassula plants

Sowed some seeds of Lobelia, Bidens, Gerbera and Zinnias.

I splashed out on a lovely Bi-colour Zinnia called Starlight Rose, Expensive seed but the plants look wonderful and are apparently a great garden plant.

I also sowed some of the Whirlygig Zinnias which were absolutely wonderful in my garden last year and also loved by bees and butterflies!


Houseplant Cyclamen

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:18

Thats great thanks

I guess I'll have to keep checking the watering daily then, maybe I should move it to a shadier windowsill?

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:23

Dahlias are good for pinching out, this includes seeds and tubers.

Houseplant Cyclamen

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:05

Hi all, I I was wondering when to let my Houseplant Cyclamen die down. It's still flowering beautifully in a partly shaded spot on my windowsill but is in need of a new pot as it dries out very quickly.

When would be best to do these two things? Any help is greatly appreciated!


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:25

ah thanks for that fairygirl

the unopened flowers reminded me of a bleeding heart


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:00

After many hours and an annoyingly breezy day with much cussing we managed to get the bulk of the work done. Just sides and roof left to do tomorrow now :P

 Also spotted this tree/shrub next door that looks quite pretty. Anyone know what it is?



Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:02

Its Greenhouse Building day 

If I dont post a picture of it later its because I smashed it to pieces in anger 

Just Kidding, have a lovely day everyone.

Ask Alan

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 08:14

I'd like to ask Alan what his most memorable moment in his gardening career has been?

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Greenhouse at night

Replies: 5    Views: 242
Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 23:40

Standard Geraniums

Replies: 9    Views: 302
Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:13

Camellia and Honeysuckle

Replies: 9    Views: 329
Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 23:02

Hedge I.D

Replies: 3    Views: 171
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 20:45

Strange Bird Behaviour

Replies: 19    Views: 504
Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 12:09

My Poor Bleeding Heart

Replies: 3    Views: 249
Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 18:56

Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

Replies: 2    Views: 171
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 21:05

Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

Replies: 5    Views: 193
Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 20:59

Plant ID :)

Replies: 2    Views: 180
Last Post: 28/03/2014 at 10:09

Houseplant Cyclamen

Replies: 2    Views: 165
Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 21:18

Greenhouse Table/Shelving

Replies: 6    Views: 387
Last Post: 28/02/2014 at 23:25

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Replies: 10    Views: 438
Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 18:03

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Replies: 12    Views: 456
Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 23:26

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Replies: 17    Views: 1099
Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 13:29

Repotting an Orchid

Best time to do it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 435
Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:44
1 to 15 of 37 threads