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Latest posts by Matty2

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


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:59

Good Day

Grim weather here today.

Just considering lighting burner as brrrrr - but that could be down to the all pervading dampness!

have done some garden thinking and ordered plants off Crocus (20% off) usually find it covers the postage - some perennials for the white bit to fill in some gaps.

Bulb order has come as well - mostly tulips, now where do I plant them?

Sorry to hear some aren't too good, weather doesn't help., but if you are where there is sun well............. get well soon

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:51

I was wondering if anyone has any seeds to spare of the white perennial sweet pea.

I have just found there is such a thing and would like to grow a plant



Posted: 12/10/2014 at 22:24

Those poppies look amazing -stunning but oh so moving- is it finished yet do you know?


Sorry carried away - just a pop in - bad head day yesterday, busy garden day today and then I went to sleep.

Will look in tomorrow


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 13:37

Sun has just come out

Will go and plant my bergenia I think then possibly the pansy pot.


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 12:09


Persuaded OH that we really needed  to drive via a nursery today on the way to butchers.

Purchased some very bright pansies for a pot and a wish list Bergenia 'Bressingham White'(white garden) I know they are a bit thuggish but it's just what's needed and easy to split and spread about next year

Think I will plant it straight away and also need to finish getting in Begonias - didn't seem this many when I put them out in late spring

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:41


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