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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Taking the plunge

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 13:38

The correct compost

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 22:49

Not owned one personally, but this site says to use ordinary commercial potting compost.

Taking the plunge

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 22:40

I wish I had a big enough garden to have other places to plant them 

Taking the plunge

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 22:27

Maybe I'll have to try planting right near them :P

The garden still looks so incredible.

But it is getting cold, just went outside and temp says 9c and the wind is icy cold

I cannot plant until Saturday at the earliest anyway, lets see what the garden looks like then

Taking the plunge

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 22:05

Hi all, what a lovely Summer it has been. My garden certainly has benefited from it!


But I have a dilemma

I have all my spring bulbs ready to go in the ground but I do not want to destroy the lovely plants that myself and the bees still enjoy.

My bulbs are in the cupboard in the downstairs loo which is unheated and stays below room temperature (if only by a few degrees)

What are peoples opinions?

Should I leave my garden be until we get some frost or should I dig it out and get my bulbs in?

Where did it go to?

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 19:15

Summer is still here in South Wales

Garden still looks incredible

Begonias begonias

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 19:12

I found this method to be the best way to dig and store them. Very informative.

Winter Plants in hanging baskets, tubs

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 21:11

Winter Flowering Heathers, Variegated Ivy and Primulas are lovely plants in Winter. 

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:06

 That is where the ash stump was

 and thats where the greenhouse is going to be

We had to wrestle with 4 concrete fence posts that had been left in over time. 2 of which were over a foot deep and extremely huge.


Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 21:06

Finally got that ash stump out! I covered it with a bucket and it died over the winter of last year. We had to dig the line out today so I thought I'd see if I could get it out.

SUCCESS! It comes out with 1 swing of the pickaxe.

I ripped out the honeysuckle but its for a good cause as my 1st greenhouse is going there!!

I'll post another photo tomorrow 

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Tree Lily Bulbs

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Longest lived plant

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Autumn Colour

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Standard Geraniums

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My Poor Bleeding Heart

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Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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