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Latest posts by Mattbeer87


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!


Houseplant Cyclamen

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:18

Thats great thanks

I guess I'll have to keep checking the watering daily then, maybe I should move it to a shadier windowsill?

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:23

Dahlias are good for pinching out, this includes seeds and tubers.

Houseplant Cyclamen

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:05

Hi all, I I was wondering when to let my Houseplant Cyclamen die down. It's still flowering beautifully in a partly shaded spot on my windowsill but is in need of a new pot as it dries out very quickly.

When would be best to do these two things? Any help is greatly appreciated!


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:25

ah thanks for that fairygirl

the unopened flowers reminded me of a bleeding heart


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 20:00

After many hours and an annoyingly breezy day with much cussing we managed to get the bulk of the work done. Just sides and roof left to do tomorrow now :P

 Also spotted this tree/shrub next door that looks quite pretty. Anyone know what it is?



Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:02

Its Greenhouse Building day 

If I dont post a picture of it later its because I smashed it to pieces in anger 

Just Kidding, have a lovely day everyone.

Ask Alan

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 08:14

I'd like to ask Alan what his most memorable moment in his gardening career has been?


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:23

Haha that was meant to be fence, funny how the mind works when you are typing :P


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:06

What a stunning day here today. Was out painting the face all day and spotted many bees.

 Also have my 1st Tulips coming through, this is 1 of them that flowered last year but I have no idea what variety/species it is.


Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 20:59

Plant ID :)

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Last Post: 28/03/2014 at 10:09

Houseplant Cyclamen

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Greenhouse Table/Shelving

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Last Post: 28/02/2014 at 23:25

Cutting back Pelargoniums

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Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 18:03

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 23:26

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

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Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 13:29

Repotting an Orchid

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

What a weird mild Winter

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 16:01

Small Dahlia Tubers

worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 27/12/2013 at 21:21

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

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Last Post: 19/10/2013 at 10:02

Some news for wildlife friendly gardeners

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Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

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Foxglove Camelot Cream

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