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Latest posts by Matty2

Border or digging spade

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:54

Sorry - OH broke my border spade, not border fork


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:29

Personally I keep a tube of aloe vera jell in fridge just in case of such an emergency, If I had a plant and took a knife to it administering first aid I'd probably cut myself as well!!

OH is now cleaning our side entry AND putting things in skip so that he can put protection on the new oak beams, without having had it suggested (amazing)

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:22

Third picture - wouldn't let me post it

Cosmos Rubenza sown 7 March and bishops children sown 21 Feb

I planted some acidenthra yesterday direct into soil, will see how long they take to come (if at al)


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:15

These  are the seedlings in my GH - what I have is a plastic GH inside my 'real' one. Means I can move them out of the house quicker. - well that's the theory

Ammi and a grass called Panicum Frosted explosion - sown 15th Feb

Antirhinum Royal Bride sown 12 feb and mix cosmos sown 25th feb






Sickly looking Peace Lily

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:46

I have one in a darker area of room. I only water it when the leaves look a little droopy and then leave it. Only use room temperature rain water as well, not tap water.

Do give it a light feed when I remember though!



Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:43


Anti-biotics here as well now

Don't feel like doing anything that involves moving away from where I am!

Phew! pleased I kept that quiet - skip on our drive as well, but it's only a mini one.

Realised I haven't started off my begonias and dahlias - not even unwrapped them from winter storage - won't happen today either

My dog used to think he was a lap dog as well - he was quite large!!

Border or digging spade

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:32

Border spade any time along with a border fork - but my OH broke my border fork at the weekend

It is a good excuse to visit a GC and weigh up  the weights and balances of the spades to get one that suits me. I'm 5ft 3 by the way

and ..... well..... GC.........................


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 22:13

sniff sniff sniff sneeze sneeze atishooooooooo

Think it's a touch of the sinussesesesssssss

Watched the eye candy though - Is he REALLY Verdun??????????


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:07

Good suggestions, already bought  a white foxglove. Is a sort of wild unkempt area and aim to keep it so!

Will oic if I rememebr tomorrow


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:53

The area is an approx triangle 2 sides 10ftish. In far corner of garden furthest away from house so really need big and bold so can be seen from house and makes a statement as they will have to compete with a beautiful oak tree 

OH found my mug - on a bench but not the one I had been sitting on 

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