Latest posts by Mattbeer87

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 21:02

john innes no.1 is for potting on seedlings

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:43

I have to agree with Mike to a certain extent. 

I do feed the garden myself with liquid fertilizers, but not religiously.

Plants are made of tough stuff and will grow and try and produce flowers without much help.

I find being too kind with a plant tends to make it worse, from experience the ones I leave alone tend to fair better.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:33

My Penstemon still has a couple of small flowers on it :P

Nothing else of note really, waiting for all the bulbs to pop up!

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:21

The crocus are out and look colourful but theres no sunshine for them to open up unfortunately.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:55


Astrantia major

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:55

My Astrantia isnt showing yet either so no worries


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:54

You can get Primula Acaulis which I believe is the native kind, when I type this in Google it always comes up with Vulgaris.

I think these come in a few different colours as well as the native cream variety,

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:55

Thats great Thanks

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:34

When should I cut them back? They are looking a little bit scraggy from being outside this winter but I heard they can be rejuvenated by being cut back but I dont know when :P

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 21:28

Doing something small in the garden everyday is a good way to keep positive.

Even if it is just 5 minutes it gives you the mirror image in your mind of what it looks like in all seasons.


Discussions started by Mattbeer87

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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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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