Latest posts by Matty2

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:06

I hope you succeed - have you tried cornflower? they have a long season and stand up well to being cut.


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:23


Been up for ages now - had a walk, been shopping, checked GH- waiting for bacon sarny for lunch.

Going to do weeding this afternoon, feel quite good today but am so unfit not sure how much I'll be able to do. 

No Easter choco here either but have suggested a trip to a GC next week - will see.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:40

Thanks Kitty 

This year is a practice year for me as never really grown annuals or cut flowers before. Also gives daughter chance to change her mind before the definitive list and time to practice making bouquets etc.

Also need to ensure I have sown to get optimum amount of flowers for the end of July

All sunflowers now seem to have germinated, Next week i'll sow the 2nd batch of zinnias. Then I thnk it's a case of nurturing and finger crossing.

I have ordered some plugs as well, not sure when they arrive - again new to me

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 13:14

Ooh Kitty Will be asking your advice about wedding flowers, not yet though.

Need to grow them first and see what I get


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:34


Yesterday took cat (adopted as was Mum's) to vet, she is long haired and I just haven't been able to keep on top of her knots. Anyway found out she is 14 years old (vet records) and she purred all the time they were 'strimming' herm, no claws or growls. Great

Now waiting for Hot Cross Bun dough to prove. Not making so many this year, used to make some for Mum and her buddies and some for neighbours - this year just for us and any visitors

No plans as wet!!!!!

Not GC as OH won't visit them on a holiday, prefers mid-week

Easter Day flower count - yes I'm up for it - varieties or just number out?

Will say Happy Easter on Easter Day, that is not today!! 


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 21:10

Always think I would happily live in a 2 up 2 down as long as there was a GARDEN, or even a titchy bungalow (no offence meant to anyone )

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:01

Hey GG my sunflowers have begun to germinate but very sporadic, hope they all catch up.

2nd lot of zinnias will go in next week I think

looking good Lyn. I used those seed discs and had a good display, the blue coloured one wasn't as good as the yellow coloured one though - did save an awful lot of messing about


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 16:35

Sorry Runny

Cooker looks like new, one of the doors handles was really wonky and OH couldn't work out how to tighten it, they did it for him. Took 2 blokes about 1 1/2 hours and they also did my extractor, polishing the stainless steel funnel right up to the ceiling. May seem a long time but I have a double oven Rangemaster affair. Worth it and the firm used Ovenclean.

There's a business opportunity for you and OH, Liz 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 16:03

Apologies Christine 007

Small still can be done - lovely pots and containers either with a mix in each or would look great with single varieties in different shades in each pot. Don't foget can always go up as well

My sunflowers are showing signs of germination 


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 13:49


Sm shopping  nothing plant-like fell into trolley - must be slipping!

Spent a while wiping some bugs off my little holly ttree, no idea what they are but wipe of easily when I put a disposable glove on, probablt find some more when I go out again - little blighters

Going to do some dead-heading of little daffs so they die back, can be lifted and then moved - bought 40 Thalias in packet, have come up as tete a tete!!!

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