Latest posts by Mattwestyorks

Gardening on the radio

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 09:34

Radio Leeds have a sunday gardening program too, thats good for having on while you potter around. Its available online too, here -

Lupins from Wilkos

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 19:41

Leave them dry in the garage until the end of Feb, (should say on the packet) then stick them in the ground where you want them to flower, water them in and they will do great. I grew them for the first time  last year (also bought from Wilkinsons when they were fresh in) this way and had flowers from them for months. Beware that slugs love em. 

Greenhouse Footings

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 07:39

With metal stakes through the base of the frame into postcrete, 3 of the 4 corners were still anchored, the front left sheered off at the greenhouse base. All cleared away now 

Slight damage to greenhouse..

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 18:21

Make sure its not a Palram greenhouse Victoria. As you can see its not very good. You've all made me laugh, it's only a greenhouse, all dismantled and in the back of the garage now. We are turning that area into a seating area with a fire pit and surrounded with evergreen grasses in the adjacent border so it's not at all, all bad. 

Slight damage to greenhouse..

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 11:47

Wife says it isn't...

Greenhouse Footings

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 11:44

Greenhouse Footings

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 11:44

I hope you've not bought a palram greenhouse, if you have send it back and spend a bit more money on something better, mine is now in bits in the garage after the wind through the night  

Vegetables/edible plants to grow in flower beds/borders

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 16:40

Blueberry bushes! Just dug a trench for mine in the middle of a border with some ericaceous compost in and mulch with the same every year, they look great and taste great!   

What to do with dug up turf

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 16:36

Thank you everyone! Just got to get on with it now 

What to do with dug up turf

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 18:28

Thanks for the tips guys, Any idea how long it would take to rot down to useable topsoil? I was thinking it would probably take 9-12 months?

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What is this plant?

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Nut tree for a small garden

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Slight damage to greenhouse..

Is it fixable?  
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What to do with dug up turf

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Best B&Q in West yorkshire

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Previous series of Gardeners world

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I would like advice on the perfect rose for me please guys

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What's the strangest thing you have ever grown in a pot?

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Blueberry cuttings

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Can anything be started now for next spring/summer?

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