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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Mystery bulbs need identifying!

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 16:47

Lots of Tulips I see there =)

Windy - get your pots secure...

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:46

The greenhouse door which is on a runner has been lifted out twice. Fixed it now and using a support to stop it happening again.

Lost only 1 terracotta pot so far which costs like £1

Luckily for me I can pile all containers up against the house so they never blow over.  =)

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:34

Leave them for now then cut them down by around 80% in April.


The ones in the greenhouse are all doing well. I should get some photos to show you.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 14:54

Osteospermum in the greenhouse

Cyclamen Persicum varieties

Cyclamen Coum

Jasminum Polyanthum

Penstemon still going


Pansies and Violas

Houseplant Cyclamen

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 11:34

The cyclamen in question never went fully dormant and has been repotted twice. I now have a huge Cyclamen in a 2L pot flowering wonderfully in the same spot.

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 22:44

I live on the side of a valley luckily, so all the water runs down it. Never seem to lose any plants to a wet Winter.

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 16:22

I would put them in light, they look more than ready

Schefflera dying off

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 16:19

That looks much better, and make sure to not give it too much water

Is it too cold to do hedge cutting?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 11:00

The council clearly dont think so. They cut back the Pyracantha hedge that surrounds my garden this morning even the temperature dipped to almost freezing last night.

Schefflera dying off

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 22:25

I dont see any natural light near the plant. It should be near a window or such but not in direct sunlight.

Over watering can cause the leaves to brown and drop too.

I find Schlefferas thrive on being under watered with the soil usually on the dry side.

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Unusual Bug

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Wallflower Seeds

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Next weeks forecast

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Geranium Madarense

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Plant ID

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Tree Lily Bulbs

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Longest lived plant

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Autumn Colour

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Cyclamen Coum

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Dividing Lupins

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Penstemon Cuttings

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Sweet Peppers

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Garden Idiot

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Greenhouse at night

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Standard Geraniums

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