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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:33

Anything that deters nasties is welcome in my garden

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:32

Going out with a torch in the evening for a whole year seemed to get rid of 95% of the slug population in my garden.

I now only find babies lurking under the bark chips and I intend to deal with these quickly when the temperatures start to rise slightly.

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 10:23

Thanks for the info guys, really appreciated

Herbaceous Border

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:28

Never posted the photos for this thread so here goes!

Newly Planted 24/08/2012

 And exactly a year later



Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:40

Well I wont have time for probably at least another week even if I wanted to so a delay is no problem.

I dont want them sitting around for too long though. Yes the greenhouse is polythene and is doing very well in keeping my overwintering lupins/delphs.

What kind of size pots should I be looking at using? These will be transplanted to the garden/ larger containers later on.


Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:50

Hi all managed to get some shopping of some of the Flowers I want for the Summer but am unsure of how/when to plant them.

I currently only have a 4 tier Mini greenhouse but this can be positioned in full sun all day long for warmth. I also have plenty of 1/2/3L plastic pots that I could start them off in.

Dahlias/ Gladioli/ Agapanthus Root/ Echinacea Root/ Nerine

All advice/help is very much appreciated as I can never find definitive info on the web :P

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:56

Awesome thanks Brumbull

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:28

Wow those baskets are incredible!

But I would still love them to be covered in bees. Which plants out of that list do you find are the best for this?

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 21:28

Hi all, does anyone have any experience of great flowers for bees and other pollinators for spring/summer/autumn hanging baskets?

As lovely as my Begonias were last year I would prefer to fill them with flowers for the bees to enjoy (and me of course )

I have heard fuchsias tend to be pretty good but are there any others?

Repotting an Orchid

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:44

I think I might just leave it for the time-being then given the advice

It is happy enough where it is and is sending a lovely new spike of flowers out.

I gave it a bigger humidity tray though

Thanks guys

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Wallflower Seeds

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Next weeks forecast

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Tree Lily Bulbs

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Sweet Peppers

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Standard Geraniums

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