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Latest posts by Matty2

Roses and clematis to train along a fence

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:47

A nice small and pretty rambler rose is called Phyllis Bide. Those 2 you mentioned are huge.

Growing Roses

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:36


Love roses

Yarrow2 if you get this brochure/online or paper it tells you in more detail than DA the conditions certain roses will grow in. I have found it very useful. It also gives a perfume grading

I have a lot some are not yet in bloom

this is a DA one called Summer Song

 and this one is an older variety climber called Handel (planted last autumn)




Best runner bean

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 13:36

Last year I tried to grow White Lady with not much luck. This year am giving Moonlight a go. So far growth looks OK

Also broad beans The Sutton seem to have loads of pods this year 

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Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:04

Thee were cheap!!!!. 

Any way not showing signs of breaking down and have had them for a year or so waiting for use, If they do break down doesn't really bother me anyway - adds to the quirkiness!!!

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Posted: 21/05/2014 at 11:20

They are engineering bricks - not elegant but frost/water proof.


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:03

That is maturing really well. Very impressed

Haven't even begun to clear the area mine is going into - too much else to do in garden finishing previous projects!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:09


Begonias that have leaves are ready to be put in their final containers, but not outside - like anything need to be hardened off but I don't put mine out until they have 'proper' leaves and the weather has warmed up quite bit - definite frost free.

as for the difference - red flowered ones will have a more reddish tinge to the leaves . I have a box of red and orange and can tell the colour difference but not whether they are hanging or not. take a chance and mix them up!!!!

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Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:30

Hmmm - that's a thought. Thanks

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Posted: 11/05/2014 at 13:26

I'm also half way through making a path this way. I bought cheap bricks and have laid them in diamond pattern just setting them into the soil which I have compacted. I will put landscape fabric in the diamonds and then fill them with gravel

Makes a path more interesting


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Posted: 11/05/2014 at 13:16

Excellent advice there Busy Bee.

Last year I managed to buy a white metal garden bench for £15 from Wilkinsons. They are crafty, they slowly lower the price but keep your eye on them if you have one near you. 

What I have done also is put up a bargain arch, Gardman on Amazon are reasonable and put the seat underneath it - economical arbour for what £30

Also you could maybe put a few small square slabs into the gravel to break up the look of it.

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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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