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Latest posts by Matty2


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 18:11

Thank you - can't wait 


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 17:37

Lovely day, sat in garden, went for a walk - only round houses, but but do enjoy looking at the daft things people do to their front gardens - fortunately not many just 'car parks'

Made another bamboo weaving support, this time for sweet peas. Love this time when veg beds are all about to start their hard work and looking ready for action.

Planted on some of sunflowers - a couple of varieties have had less than 50 % germination, one was old seed so expected, but the other wasn't.


Mmmm summer house and chilled wine sounds a great idea, shame you live so far away

Still yuk - not really the garden - black dog a bit at present I think, he comes sometimes but not very often- he also goes quite quickly



Posted: 09/04/2015 at 15:22

Hello there

Great GC labelling there Winter 

Have woven another sweet pea support, S. peas will go in over weekend. Done some sowing and potted on the sunflowers that were 2 leaves and leaping!!

Can't believe just been to SM and nothing gardeny fell into the trolley - mind you feeling bit fed up with stuff at present.



Posted: 08/04/2015 at 18:05

Just a thought Star gaze Lily but if that oak is impeding in any way on NDN's property it might be an idea to contact your council tree officer and get it protected.

The lovely one (not in my garden) we have found is protected . If it wasn't NDN and I were going to see if it was possible for us to protect it




Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:20


Busy day - too good to miss and OH did some heavy duty work for me, emptying bags of spent compost and raking it in, moving big pots as I am trying to have a new look on patio (well not that different), emptying some other pots - has his uses sometimes!!

Middle veg bed is prepared and a trellis affair up for the mange tout - made it by weaving bamboo

Will do another one for sweet peas if it stays up

Also planted some plants bought them a while back from local GC - £10 for3- good sized pot and was surprised how good the roots were.

Quite feel like having a trip out somewhere wile the weather is good- need towork on OH 

Mystery viburnum

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:11

I thought flowering currant - Ribes


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 16:59


Oooooh what a lovely day - temp 20*

Seem to have been busy all day

Done some stuff - prepared a raised bed for veg, gave cut flower raised bed a rake, half did another one with chicken poo as the other veg bed.

Just seemed to be busy without doing anything strenuous - did yet another GH shuffle.

Sorry to hear some are still unwell, hope you are all well soon

Oh yes a question-raised bed for annual flowers(cutting garden), last year it had beans and peas in it, should I give it a dose of chicken pooh pellets,or sprinkle with Growmore(I have loads and I know the arguments against it but need to use it) or just leave it and feed the plants as growing?

I think annuals don't need that rich a soil but I just don't know 


Posted: 06/04/2015 at 16:39

Hello sunny gardeners

Visited the local Flea Market and came home with a replacement border spade - old ones are the best and a big garden pot - not sure what to put in it now but I'm sure I'll find something next GC visit. I was going to buy some garden ornaments but this lovely piece of glass attracted me and took nearly all my budget - still it's an heirloom 

Have pottered, removed wrapping from olive pots, cut down penstemons and then took some cuttings from the shoots that I cut off - no idea if that is right or not, trimmed back fuchsias. Nothing difficult but stuff that needs to eb done.

Wintersong did I see you liked white and spikey but needed to fill a gap - I discovered the other day a white Echinops, ordered now from Suttons - always been a little wary of the quality so not ordered from them for years so will see!


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:58

I've sown 5 variietes as well - definitely not a sunflower addict - would just like them to flower - all germinated so far as to maturity - I wait to see!!!


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 18:19

Here goes

Tete a tete, White daffs, large trumpet daffs, hellebores, primulas, tulips(red) Skimmia (3) hellebores, mahonia, 3 types wallflowers, 3 types anemones, bergenia(2), 3 types Euphorbia, Arabis (2)

 Probably missed some

 Nearly forgot - pansies and violas


Discussions started by Matty2

Training a pillar Rose

Where do I start? 
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Verbena bonariensis

ways to propagate 
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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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Last Post: 07/06/2013 at 22:34

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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