Latest posts by Matty2


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



Posted: 05/04/2015 at 18:08


there ai was expecting to see my post and it's a Blob - sorry - there was an Easter picture and everything

I have no idea what happened before

Hope it's not too late

Been busy today and OH has chased me in - he thinks I've done too much.

Tidied up wind battered ramblers, cut back clematis that should have been done earlier in year, potted up christmas tree and OH has put it into its summer position, raked loads of leaves, again should have been done earlier. Still getting there now

Hope you haven't eaten too much choccy and easter egg hunts have been a success.



Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:00


Have you seen this Woo. I have tried putting them in fridge for a while, also just put packet of seed in freezer for a few days. The freezer ones eventually germinated, Then my cold house disintegrated in the storms and the ones in the fridge were literally scattered to the winds. I have redone a lot from the same packet that were frozen and will wait and see - took 3-4 weeks to germinate though!

Others gardeners just seem to put them on soil so.................................


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:19

Lovely here. Felt really warm when I was weeding without a coat on.

Have managed weeding 2 white beds - now removed all the yellow daffs I was sold as Thalia.

Another corner turned - First proper gardening done, soon be fit again 

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:14

Great Kitty - on the pics and on the seeds. I'm growing Little Leo as well, hope they live up to the name -'Little'

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:10

Love that monologue my OH taught me eldest son it - hilarious

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