Latest posts by Matty2

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 11:41


Back after a lovely weekend to find the 2nd lot of larkspurs are germinating. Fingers crossed i can keep them on the rest of their growing journey

Am busy hardening everything off which means last night - after visitors- I was in the garden with torch carrying the trays back to the GH. Pleased I did though as temps were down to about 2*

On Friday I had a clutch (5) seedlings from Sarah Raven on Salvia viridis 'blue'- an after thought as I realised I wasn't growing any blue - good strong root systems

Hi Liz 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:10

I was thinking about you today Dove. My thoughts are with you and your family tomorrow

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:40

My frozen Larkspur germinated but took about a month, they do not seem very strong and a couple of seedlings have died. I put them outside for first time today but not sure. I have some others I have just left in a tray outside and nothing happening at all.

I have noticed that a lot of nurseries have plugs unavailable this year as well


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 19:47

I have to be steered past toy shop and baby clothes shops now - could spend all my money on them rather than the garden 

When does cherry blossom?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:34

I have 2 ornamental ones and an edible one - the ornamental ones are in flower now and the edible ones blossom is just opening up in the sun today


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:32


A very chatty gardening bunch today

DD I'm sure your efforts in garden will be appreciated

Lily - It is wonderful having Grand babies - did you know if they cry you can hand them back??

Still unsure whether I have a patio or a courtyard, old park bench was moved off it today and put in it's summer place on grass, tables and chairs still locked away though

Spent the day feeding and a little bit of weeding and scraping b******** oak tree leaves, thinking it won't be long before the acorns germinate grrrrr

I have a white clematis - Jackmanii Alba

No shops today so no sticky labels here, Beau lucky you being so close to a GC, an expedition here

Glorious weather here as well


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:00


Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:52

Dislike Lupins - I'll go elsewhere now I know it;s contentious

Do like 'interesting hanging baskets, have gone off begonias but I have so many I am still growing them this year


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:31


Congrats Lily -

Love the look of gazebo and your garden Beau.

I have an area - paved, walls on 3 sides and keep attempting to call it the courtyard, but always ends up as the patio. As patio is not British may help me to rememebr it is a courtyard

Planted out my sweet peas YAY

And sticky labels have spread their way to Waitrose - Primula denticulata stuck to my fingers, a white one, I tried to buy one last year but couldn't.

Glorious day here, hope temps don't drop too low overnight

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 13:25

I have 4 raised beds - they were all for veg but the one is now for cut flowers, 30cm deep and planks

My babies have come outside for a bit of sun and air today

 There are more in the GH not quite so advanced 

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