London (change)
Today 14°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 19°C / 10°C


Latest posts by Mattbeer87

who is sowing what this spring?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:55

Ditto Mike. Usually giving more away than I use myself


Better to have too many than not enough!


I have only sowed 1 tray of annuals so far, Lobelia,Bidens, Gerberas and some Zinnias which germinated very quickly in the heated propogator. I popped them in the greenhouse today as I dont want them stretching on my windowsill.


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:17

My mum likes the softness of the leaves, thats why we bought it, it was ever so tiny and looked so innocent :P


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:36

Haha yes Fairygirl, I thought that was some kind of joke when I first read it as I'm Welsh :P


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:23

Windy here today and it actually rained this morning for the first time in a good few weeks.

Repotted my Lambs Ears into a much bigger pot, didnt realise they got so big haha.


Sat in my greenhouse at the moment, surprised the router signal reaches the back of my garden


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:33

A VERY busy day at work today with the 20% discount on all Gardening and Decorating.

Nice to be busy in the garden centre sharing all my advice with others (and selling plants of course) 

Picked up some ready grown Ranunculus to brighten up 1 of my pots too 

Black Lace Elder

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:20

I've cut mine to the base and its sending up some lovely dark shoots


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:17

Evening all, another beautiful warm day in Sunny South Wales.

Garden Centre at work was very busy, I even spotted a bee enjoying the bedding Primroses.

I didnt realise bees were attracted to these, then again I spotted a Bumblebee on My Violas in my hanging baskets the other day :P

Monty's box hedging

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:58

Nothing lasts forever. Nothing.

A loss is an opportunity

I don't know what it is.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:06

That looks like the big thorny evergreen shrub that has surrounded my garden for the last 60 years or so :P

No idea what it is but if it pricks you it aches for a couple of days afterwards!


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:32

Hi all, been working a lot this week (too much probably) so not much time to garden.

Today however I was off and managed to do some bits

Potted up a Pulsatilla into my rockery.

Repotted My Hibiscus and Crassula plants

Sowed some seeds of Lobelia, Bidens, Gerbera and Zinnias.

I splashed out on a lovely Bi-colour Zinnia called Starlight Rose, Expensive seed but the plants look wonderful and are apparently a great garden plant.

I also sowed some of the Whirlygig Zinnias which were absolutely wonderful in my garden last year and also loved by bees and butterflies!


Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

Replies: 2    Views: 90
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 21:05

Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

Replies: 5    Views: 110
Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 20:59

Plant ID :)

Replies: 2    Views: 115
Last Post: 28/03/2014 at 10:09

Houseplant Cyclamen

Replies: 2    Views: 99
Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 21:18

Greenhouse Table/Shelving

Replies: 6    Views: 219
Last Post: 28/02/2014 at 23:25

Cutting back Pelargoniums

Replies: 10    Views: 349
Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 18:03

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Replies: 12    Views: 364
Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 23:26

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Replies: 17    Views: 582
Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 13:29

Repotting an Orchid

Best time to do it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 356
Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:44

What a weird mild Winter

Replies: 17    Views: 652
Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 16:01

Small Dahlia Tubers

worth keeping? 
Replies: 17    Views: 532
Last Post: 27/12/2013 at 21:21

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

Replies: 15    Views: 358
Last Post: 19/10/2013 at 10:02

Some news for wildlife friendly gardeners

Replies: 6    Views: 417
Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 08:33

Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

Replies: 8    Views: 318
Last Post: 16/10/2013 at 18:35

Foxglove Camelot Cream

Replies: 6    Views: 258
Last Post: 16/10/2013 at 17:09
1 to 15 of 31 threads