Latest posts by Matty2

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:32

GG just put your seed tray outside - that's what I did and mine have germinated.

Love all your seedlings Kittty - what a great present from your family 


Planted out 3 Amaranthus today in a square with 6 Orlaya - just hope i've hardened them off enough after todays weather forecast

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:55

Have planted up 15 Antirrihnum into part of my white garden - they are in an almost emptty bed so will look reall good - varietty 'Royal Wedding'

Also planted out some white and blue Cornflowers - white ones are called 'The Sultan'

Hmm not a very clear photo - sorry - but is hopefully going to be full of white antirhinums



Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:49


I'm sure I posted earlier but can't see it - fuddled brain today

I did say my dicentra Alba is in glorious flower but a deep red one I have is always much later flowering.

Finally planted up my potato bags and just generally doing odds and ends

Did I see mention of cake?? Not really into sausage rolls!

Found a dahlia in the depths of garage, put into pot but have a feeling will end up on the compost - still giving it a go - think its a Honka as well

Daughter is getting the keys to her house tomorrow (wild clapping) We are unsure whether we are required to help, have offered to clean though. If not I shall be in MY garden wondering what she wants me to do to her new garden 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:44

They prefer rain water. - just a thought


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 13:49


Excited here as I have been mentioned in 'forum' in latest GW. I know you all often appear but I don't. Have told children I am famous 

Went to B&Q and chaotic - all of you who have a Diamond club card, they are replacing them with new ones - dozy here cut up the new card instead of the old one 

Envy here - Harrogate Show and Harlow Carr oooh!!

Off out to take more advantage of this lovely weather


Larkspur seeds

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 19:50

They are brilliant

Now you need to prick on your seedlings - that means that you put them into individual and bigger modules so they get bigger. Plant them  so the leaves are just touching the compost.  After a while their root sytems will have developed and can then be plated out.


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:46

Congratulations Fidget- or is that old news?


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:44


Not been here for a few days, partying, visiting, hospital appointment etc.

My Pamela Jackman is out



 It is in quite an inaccessible area of garden so I don't touch it apart from fighting my way through to it once a year to give it a top dressing

Hope you all had a good weekend - looks as if Dove did, I did.

Who's engaged then?.

Larkspur seeds

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:23

I just put the seed packet in the freezer for a week and than sowed them,seemed to work OK and have 2nd lot just germinating. 

they did take a while to germinate though.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 13:05

I grew them last year and a different variety this year- they do look pathetic don't they but once they are potted in to a bigger pot take off, then into garden and wow!- my daughter was very taken with them for her wedding bouquet - long and unusual tassels - think i put her off, but growing some this year just to make sure

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