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Latest posts by Matty2


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:34

Good day

just realised have not been here today A lovely weather event day today 

Spent the morning with bulbs and cleared a pot of sad  lobelia, furked around and found there were bulbs in the tub - so - now - what to overplant them with?

This afternoon I have emptied a compost dalek, spread the compost over my big white shrubbery, I had enough compost to put a really good 2-3 inch mulch all over. A robin helped me and sang me some lovely songs. Shattered and very achey ow but have asked Mr Radox to help

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:26

You just need to plant a clove at a time. About 4-6ins apart, deeper than an onion set about 1in or so under soil.Now is the best time to try to beat the arrival of the cold weather


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:08

Spent the afternoon knitting (too wet for anything else), will spend evening watching  TV but nothing on before 9

trying to avoid too much internet as well hoping to get head totally well

Flower bed in front of bay window - choiysa ternata

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:03

I planted under my front window with tall perennials and grasses that we can see when sitting in the room, Did it last year so still developing it, but can sit and watch the grasses blowing and hopefully next year will see some of the taller flowers.

Just a different way of looking at it. What's the point of planting stuff you can't see?


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:50

Well GC came up trumps with 3 packs of pansies in exactly the right colours to complement tulips, and they had nice shallower than normal terracotta pots - couple of them fell into trolley as well

Also bought me garlic - one of them Early Purple wight I haven't tried before

Good news for dog lovers - they are now allowing dogs into the GC. as long as they are well behaved

So I went outside about 10 mins ago to start the planting -  - rain coming down too heavily to work in.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:55

Morning All

I could do with a couple like that DD, am about to put in log order and know we will have to stack, still trying to find a good supplier. Some we bought last year were rubbish

Congrats the Chickies - 

Have been to B&Q in search of pansies and light bulbs - didn't have either so will finish my tea and treat myself to a visit to GC - won't get light bulbs there either

Dismal here but at least no wet stuff so hoping to get my ever increasing pile of plants planted


pruning roses

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 14:02

Thanks for posting that

i have a rambler which, after it's 2nd year is growing out of its supports, that RHS site is just what I needed 


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 12:41

WE had some difficulties with some youths - squeezed tomato ketchup all over our caravan, and trample od garden. A word with the Communitty police person soon put an end to it - she knew who it would be and challenged them

Seek out you community police person or whatever they are called - they will deal with it.

Oh and take photos!!!

Not at this house I must add


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 12:35

Good Day All

Dull and damp but not raining - definite chill though


Have been shopping and Waitrose were reducing all their plants as I walked past - nice Helenium 'Sunset' fell into trolley (as they do)

If it stays like this I will be outside this afternoon attempting to put in a couple of plants I have , Still unsur waht to do with tulip bulbs

Bought a stunning one I saw in an open garden last year called Cairo , now i'm trying to decide is it front or back, compnion plated (if so what) or just all crammed in a pot for impact - decisions, decisions!! 

Hope all are well and not too cold as i haven't caught up with the goings on

shed base

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 16:53

I had my GH put on a concrete slab , No real problems with it.

I had it made about 3 ft longer than GH so I now have a place to put pots etc when moving them in and out of GH. etc

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