Latest posts by Matty2


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 17:58

Well I posted and it was lost in cyber space along with my password

Good day all, very late

I went into garden this morning as was going to dentist, good move. have spent rest of day on settee.

I put the wire through the vine eyes and made a grid. Fastened the climbing rose to the grid, I was surprised at how long the stems were, once they were stretched out. The other rose needs to do a little more growing before it reaches the wall and the grid

I hope you have a good time in England Liz. and Ryanair isn't too bad

I don't seem to have any seasonal smilies


Posted: 05/11/2013 at 17:23

Like that one Gilly 

Doing my winter project - re-upholstering an old sofa - I have just managed to slice the side of my mouse finger. 

So off winter project and off gardening for a couple of days or so(sigh)



Posted: 05/11/2013 at 13:51

All the best on your retirement Dove. I hope you had a lovely day

Sorry about flowers, seem a little big!!!

Good day all

Busy day yesterday, was totally shattered last night so taking it easy today.

Very windy here with moments of bright sun. Still no frost though

haven't seen a hedgehog for ages. Did wonder about making a hedgehog safe place but really if there are any about, they probably already know where to sleep here. as plenty of deep leaves behind things that would protect them

Apple blossom

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 13:29


Thanks all

I think I will leave it and see what the frost does. 

It is my Egramont Russet tree, which always produces lovey crunchy apples so maybe next year I won't have any.

Will let you all know

Apple blossom

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:34

Not sure about chopping flowers off. Won't that lead the tree open even more to frost damage?

Apple blossom

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 16:29

Checking my cordons today I found that one of them has blossom, andfuture flower buds and a bunch has flowered

Is this going to damage my tree in the frosts, we have yet to have one.

I am quite concerned



Posted: 04/11/2013 at 16:24

Good day all

Lot of frosty folk about today but non here, although I don't think it was far off . GH temp was 3* and its usually about 2* warmer than outside.

Have had alovely day. All washing more or less dry.

Raked more of the******acorns!

Cleared a raised bed ready for next year, pulled the cosmos, and made an arched walkway.  Not much cash so 2 cheap arches and some very stout canes.

Already have a rose -'Iceberg' climbing for it

Posted the photo and it disappeared will try again

 Eventually will lead to something interesting not a pile of old pallets!!


















Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:37

A TENS machine is a wonderful device that gives stimulation and pain relief to the bits that tablets don't reach. Used to have one on my shouder and neck before special meds. and an op,

Relaxing, works off a battery and has little pads that give vibrations - which all sounds very but isn't. Used with a wheatgerm pad - bliss




Posted: 03/11/2013 at 17:45

Oh Mrs G how sad. I would be devaststed.

Acorns - grrrrrrrrrrr - no that's wromg GRRRRRRRRRR

A constsnt battle  with them and one of my veg raised beds has so many you can't see the soil. A job for tomorrow, after my brown bin had been emptied (full of acorns)

Still the wind has been blowing but not as bad as yesterday, but sooo cold, haven't felt warm all day

On a plus my NDN came round and has drilled and plugged holes, and put in vine eyes in a plain wall so I can finally train my 2  roses across it - Veilchenbrau and Lady Hillingdon. 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 17:37

Roses, lots of them, different varietes

Cosmos, coreopsis, dahlia, verbena bonariensis, trafescantia, Salvia (annual), sedum white and red, violas, heuchera, fuchsia 'delta sarah', calendula, nasturtium

Never fails to amaze me how much is still in flower 

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