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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 09:45

Looks like a Comma to me. Saw 1 here last year, pretty thing

salix caprea kilmarnock

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 20:57

good point xD

Sowing bedding pansies

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 20:55

After a season Pansies tend to become a bit leggy and straggly, this is why they are sold as annual bedding plants.

Though if you cut them back regularly during the growing season you can extend their lives.

Sowing bedding pansies

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 11:37

I would suggest sowing them in a coldframe outside now

Pansies are made of tough stuff

salix caprea kilmarnock

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:14

as long as the wildflowers are not too aggressive (as they will compete for moisture/nutrients) then it should be fine Pauline

salix caprea kilmarnock

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:03

it should be fine in that pot for a little while as long as its kept watered. If its going to be a few months I would say repot into some John Innes no.3 Compost.

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 21:19

Those should all be fine in the mini greenhouse at the moment, especially as its currently pretty mild.

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 21:13

Its funny, when I started gardening I never liked Pelargoniums. I hated the smell, but somehow I have come to like it, and they flower FOREVER.

Now I've realised how easy they are to keep year on year I'm hooked.

Only disadvantage is they are useless for insects but hey-ho, I've plenty of other plants for that!

Dahlia Tuber

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 21:08

Ive started off Dahlias on my windowsill. Potted them up on the 9th February.

I have all single flowered varieties for the bees, I dont like all those double/cactus varieties, I find them too artificial.

I have Pooh, Bishop of Llandaff, Roxanne, Twyning's Smartie and Twyning's after eight.

Practically all have shoots showing already and these will be strong plants by Early Summer

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:33

I cut them back hard and re-potted them then placed them by the back door (this is the best I have until the greenhouse goes up in a few weeks)

They are growing away strongly now so thanks for the advice

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Greenhouse at night

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Standard Geraniums

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Camellia and Honeysuckle

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Hedge I.D

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Strange Bird Behaviour

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My Poor Bleeding Heart

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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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