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Latest posts by Matty2

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:39

Will be interested in your answers, i was wondering that as well


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 16:58

Good day

Hope all is well and Stacey is oK after scan.

I was thinking about you, Dove,  and Rosa Glauca the other day. I have bought one of those curved supports for mine as it is going a bit floppy. Stiil lovely and the hips have been spectacular.

Have done some proper gardening today, sorted dahlias, dug up the Honka and hope I can keep it. The others I have just cut down,

Then planted the garlic, wish I'd ordered more so may see some at GC next week.

Also planted some broad beans, an experiment, to see if they grow. Have covered them in fleece as I haven't anything else.

Apple blossom

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 12:25

Thanks for  that Jim. I think I will do it then as it seems to make sense. 


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 16:26

All the best for tomorrow Stacey 

I am in the middle of near communication black-out and it is a strange feeling.

I have a new phone that cannot be used till company has changed no. Cannot change no as company's computers are down and have been all day. Old phone is a top up and is running out of money. OH's phone has decided not to work and land line phone will only take recorded messages, we cannot use it as a 'phone' All happened to day. AARRGGHH!!


Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 13:49

 This is the Thiepval Memorial in N. France. It remembers those who never returned from the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and who have no known grave, Amongst the tens of thousands of names is that of my Great Uncle, aged 21

We are the only members of the family to have been in a position to visit it, but this is not my picture.


Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:42

Morning all

I have been asked those questions as well Dove. Seems everytime there is an incident they have to double check in case minds are changed!

Lovely bonfire do last night. Really enjoyed myself. Good company, spectacular fireworks and a bonfire that behaved itself.

Lovely fine clear day today here, and putting washing out, but it proably won't dry it will still 'freshen'

May get into garden later - acorns grrrrrr!

New garden

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:35

Hollie, by your photos it looks as if the garden has been loved before.

How exciting to discover what lis in it, both on top and underneath,

And what wonderful views 

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:53



Posted: 09/11/2013 at 16:06

Well have you checked your cyber locker SGL?

Bonfire now built, we are covering all winter celebrations - pumpkin face being carved, guy has been donated and we are burning a C*********tree from last year. 


And I don't have any smilies in hats


Back tomorrow


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 14:31

Preparations for the street firework bash here. 6L of mulled cider, mulling, Toffee apple muffins made and the men are out playing at how to build a bonfire!!

 I woner if anyone has given a thought about how to light it? Last year I came to the rescuw with firelighters.


They are digging out turves as I write, and I have a pack of cheap daffodil bulbs to pop in once they are being replaced

Discussions started by Matty2

Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

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Which ones to chop? 
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White fly in compost

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Apple blossom

Apple tree in blossom now! 
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compost use

Can I re-use my potsto compost 
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Autumn raspberries

moving them 
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Lasagne bulb planting

Which bulbs 
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Penstemon- but which variety

Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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Jewell garden - suggestions

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What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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Lots of seedlings 
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