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Latest posts by Matty2

Small path ideas?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:10

I had a small path to make and used bricks to mark out a diamond pattern and then filled inside the bricks with gravel. It has given small pockets at the side to put pretty low plants to grow over, looks stepping stone ish and am really pleased with the effect. Somewhere on this forum is apicture of it/ somewhere on my discs is a photo as well - will search but won'tbe until tomorrow now


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:37

Hi Jo

Lovely cake GG - well done 


planted some Thalia and Jeanne d'Arc crocus today - quite pleased head stood up to the bending. Tulips to do another day and an order for them still waiting to be delivered.

Just made a Tarte Tatin using my own apples - first year of a decent crop - so today we are eating Lord Lambourne 


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 14:21

I had a bad fall while on hols and bashed my head on a stone terrace (wasn't knocked out). Result large bump - still there, badly bruised face - still there, broken specs -fixed now, x-rays etc - bit of concussion will eventually go away, Doc said can take a couple of months

But  particularly bad this week.

Good news Daughter and partner found a lovely house they could actually just about afford, made an offer and it was accepted. Needs work so now fingers crossed they will get a mortgage


Trying to do order for plants and garlice- what though - still have a new bit of white border to plant up. Lost all the bookmarked nurseries  when new lap top was sorted out. There were some of Verduns but can't rmember nay of them (goes with the 'bump on the head)!!!!!  Well it's a good excuse


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 12:22

Good day

Haven't been here for a while as not been too good, and flashing of lap top screen made things worse, very bad pain in the head

Not too bad today as yet, but have just had to take a pill. Trying not to though so I can have a glass of wine with a special dinner tonight.

Rained today - at last - may even manage the bending to plant some bulbs later, and maybe start the big GH clear out

Hope all are OK - trying not to read too much so not going to catch up

Back later (hopefully)


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 12:16

Good L problems iucj Verdun and well done with your persistants.

When I was returning from France phoned up for an appointment as we drove off the ferry - just said I am really not very well and had an appointment for when we returned to our area. Was very pleased. I have still got the problem and do not have a problem with them, had to have another appointment this week and again saw a doc almost straight away.

No quibbles about our surgery

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:18

There is a lovely tulip - white called Purissima and a whit crocus called Jeanne d'Arc

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:01

The home my mum was in was good and very caring but to make sure we used to go at varied times etc as Lily said.

Verdun we were given a list by Social Services of homes to visit - went to 2 neither to my mind suitable, moaned at GP who said try this one - not on the list - liked it straight away reserved the available room and then went to social services and told them. 

Fortunately it had the funding needed.

We did have a gripe at one time, mainly management, but the problem was sorted and management was replaced (the well known firm obviously had concerns) and it went back  to being the caring home and was so until she passed away there with them showing great compassion and love for her and to us right to the end and afterwards

The good ones are out there, trust yourself

When we were viewing homes we never made an appointment

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 13:47

I did grow white Antirihnums (sp I know) variety Royal Bride - grew them from seed, they have lasted 2 years but have now had it. They were very spectacular and elegant


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 13:40

Good day

Recently aquired sat nav is called Charlie ( Chauffeur) but in France had a female voice so has become Sharlee

Always used to have a fern called Rodney as well (not now)

Finally ordered bulbs from internet. Have done  quick tidy of the front garden - doesn't often get any attention. And dug up a couple of huge evening primroses that I used to fill in gaps when newly planted.

Going to dig up an almost dead erysimum this afternoon, and maybe hav a go at digging up and re-planting a rose - haven't done that before - any hints?

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 11:12

Thanks for the suggestions - some I like a lot especially that Abelia.

Would look good with the contrast of the Tiger

I am struggling to remove the current 'floor' of ajuga elsewhere though it does serve its purpose


And the Bergenia - I don't know why I didn't think of that 

certainly getting more of an idea what will go now

And the brunnera are on my list but for the other part of the white garden

Discussions started by Matty2

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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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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