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Latest posts by Matty2

Begonia tuber storage

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:20

I overwinter my begonias ; first I let the compost pots dry out as much as possible then I lift then and clean off as much compost as possible. Wrap the corm in newspaper and in put in a single layer in a cardboard box, usually with a layer of newspaper underneath and one on top. Then put in frost free garage.

I do check a couple of times to make sure they are still healthy


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:07

Good Day

Arrrrgh  - daughter and partner are attempting to buy their first house. Have had an offer accepted, have a mortgage but there are problems with it. We are going this afternoon witha builder to see but have a feeling it is going to be a money pit.

Lovely and sunny here but a definite chill in the air. I don't have a jacket that fits me  but hopeful only will buy one tomorrow - everything is dependent on what visit we have to make for house

Have put fuchsias in GH, wondering where to put the acidenthra (dark garage?)

Yep autumn is definitely here

Overwintering begonias

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 12:56

I usually let mine dry off in the compost they have been growing(easier to clean the corms) then follow the above

It is an idea.a to check them for squashiness and bugs round about December time.



Posted: 06/10/2014 at 17:34


Cooler today - OH moaned so we have put heating on for a short time each day

Can recommend Mary Berry Tarte Tatin as well - very easy to make and delicious.

No gardening today so decided to attemp to get my head (now it's clearer) around the new lap top stuff. Seems a lot of my photos are missing but usually they are put on disc as well. trying to remember what was on the lap top though

Guess its time to get out the knitting!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:45

I forgot this thread was here:

A few photos of a garden i visited this year -

Giverny September 2014






Small path ideas?

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:33

I've been saying it for 4 years - getting there - bit of a block about what to do behind where I was standing for the photo though. Several ideas but none seem quite right yet!!


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:42

Thanks fro asking - much more like me today - have done quite a bit in garden. Then stopped as don't want to aggravate the good that is happening. Don't want to be like that again 

Wrist and bruises improving??


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:53

Under gardeners do usually rise to action when needs must I find!!

Small path ideas?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:51

Just realised it is just as easy to take a fresh photo, looking a bit tatty (sorry) but it gives an idea.

As you can see work in progress, because there is still work to be done behind where I was standing - one day

 I like the triangular pockets - one day it will be brilliant!!!!!!!


I had the idea from a garden I visited called York Gate near Leeds


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:41

Hi there

Have done a quick scan -

Stacey - keep fighting - all the best

Liz is stoned

Kef is cold and Fidget sounds warm

Sure there is more

Oh yes DD still can't find photo but then again have been outside most of the day.

Transplanted rose 'Kew Gardens' (fingers crossed), planted Euphorbias (that was the fun bit. Have spent rest of day throwing away tomato plants, sorting out GH, working out which pots need a wash and which can wait.

Feel much better but now feel as if I have done a bit much - off to bath now as very grubby and stiff


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