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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

First time hanging baskets

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:53

Why not put some Violas in until Summer? they are very cheap and very cheerful

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 20:52

Apart from a small rain shower at midday it has been glorious here today. 12c on the thermometer.

Got many things done in the garden

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 15:26

Looks like Spring is here


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:49

That Viola is called Morpho. Very pretty

I got some for my new hanging baskets as they seem to hold their heads up well in the wet.

Perennial Perfection...

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:04

How about some Japanese Anemones, These are great in white for late summer/autumn colour.

Some Gladioli Bulbs would be great too, these come in many different colours.


First Spring Flowers

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:05

 Spotted this first Iris Not sure of the variety though.

What damage has the wind caused you?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 12:10

No damage here thankfully but I have seen plenty around here.

B&Q dead plants

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 12:09



Jim Macd wrote (see)

Oh, by the way, I did get my money back with the receipt but they lady looked down her nose at me and said,

"You just have to water them."

"Trust me, these are dead. I'd like a refund"

This made my day, though I can think of many more snooty remarks I could have given her :P

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.

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