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Latest posts by Matty2

small tree or bush

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:29

I'm an Amelanchier lanarkii fan- comes as a bush or small tree, lovely white blossom black fruits that birds love and very vivid autumn leaves - great little tree/bush and easily trimmed if necessary

Rose suggestions please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:03

There is a lovely rose with pliable stems (easy to train) that Busylizzie has grown for  some years in a large pot. It is a David Austin one called Malvern Hills. I'm sure if she sees this she will give you a good idea of keeping them healthy

It does have thorns though - I know I have one as well. Another small David Austin rose with a wonderful scent that is not too vigorous and would be doable in a pot is called White Goose. It has lovely sprays of roses. and no thorns

Or there is always old favourites like Zepharine Drouhin (deep pink, scented)


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:50

Hello All

Hectic but wonderful weekend with lots and lots of cuddles

New tree was planted as well.

Just spent a required half hour in garden - well was longer maybe about an hour - BUT big thing is I feel OK after it. Still doing battle with pruning a Malvern Hills rose - just do a little at a time - needs to be done as arch is held up by string, tent pegs and 'spiders' and can't consider n arch until it is 'tidy'. But did do oher stuff first MH rose is not a priority

My good news is that I don't have to visit the hospital any more apart from routine appointments - dressings and 'patch' is now at a stage that can be dealt with my GP practice nurse.

Sorry just can't catch up on all doings and whatsits for 3-4 days, but have been looking in on other threads from time to time.

Garden news mag?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:11

I buy it every now and again, sometimes has useful stuff in. Seeds are good but am picky about which ones I buy otherwise would end up with seeds don't need.

Do like the gardening this week section, quite a good memory jogger for thing that should have been done, should be done.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:34

Yes Dove - agree my Mum had to go in a home it was put to me that it would help her and me seeing each other smiling - a more positive memory to keep. Although there are the dark memories still there the smiley ones at the end of her life are the best - she was well cared for and nursed and I could be a daughter and not a stressed out woman.

I hope that's what you can find as well Lyn - smiley memories at the end of a long life and not the other stuff xx

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:10

Oh Boy

I thought you were doing well as there was no news off you.

From my own experience you need to say how it is affecting you as well - I'm sure you do though

I just can't say more than everyone else has I am so sorry and sad for you

Just hugs and all the best - my many thoughts are winging their way to you - be strong and positive for me please.

Look after yourself as best yu can

Love Bjay x



Posted: 13/03/2015 at 23:36

Have good weekends all of you - back probably on Monday

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 14:26

Looking through my plants I have nothing frothy (except the grass) so am going to have a go at annual Gypsophilia.

AND OH hasn't noticed yet but there is a small seed tray of Larkspur tucked away in the fridge Shhhhhh!!!


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 14:21


Lots of advice today - now I've slept on it I'm quite happy with my decision.

I have vacuumed - not done anything as strenuous since Christmas Didn't hurt or feel tired but am resting between bursts of energy

(oh yes vacuuming has been done by others )

Hoping to sow some seeds later, Gypsophilia (annual) otherwise nothing gardeney planned



Grow / Greenhouse

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:54

Hi saw this question else where.

I have  one inside my GH that keeps plants over wintering extra warm. It is now being filled up with seedlings (potted on ones). And I pull the front cover down at night at the moment. Come the warmer weather I will take the plastic cover off and use it as shelving inside. 

The one inside I do insulate the base by putting a couple of layers of bubble wrap under the lowest shelf.

I have a small one outside, but have given up on covering it so just use the shelves for the 'nearly there' small plants

Look out in places like Wilkinson for their offers - my inside one 120cm wide cost £10 on one of its offers.

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