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Latest posts by Matty2

Leaving my garden

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 20:12

When I moved here I was only able to fetch a few choice plants with me.

Great -I can say with hindsight

It's meant i have been introduced to new plants and new gardening techniques to cope with the different land and climate

My few plants I have brought have settled OK but it has meant that I have not been in the situation where need to plant things that may not go in the hew style

trying to say new garden, new opportunities

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:56

Ah Thanks Punc doc. I am looking for a tall slim plant of interest without flowers - one where I have just said and echoed in a large pot as well.

I was going to use Juniper 'Sky Rocket ' but have pears so not a good combination

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:32

I've just ripped out a lavetera Barnsley'. about 2 weeks ago

Although it wasn't that mature was surprised at how much light it let into the rest of the area, so was a clematis, as it has 2 flowers on it now

Have used the area to plant a cephalaria (a giant one) Will be much better than the shrub and am also going to plant a Berberis 'Helmond Pillar' It will give interest without shade

So as most of the garden  - work in progress

Tree fern in winter

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 15:59

It's looking great Dean 


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 13:47

Good day

My Mum used to do the White Rabbit thing - from London

Sorry not here yesterday, computer GRRRRRR, couldn't use it all day and felt very fed up.

Up and running now but still not right. Between 11.30 last night and this morniing it managed to pick up another nasty Wasn't using it either.

I was trying to keep an eye on something on Ebay as well!

I have potted on some cuttings, probably too late but never had any success before, and they had good roots. Next thing is how to keep them alive over winter!

Trying to tidy house - visitors coing to stay tomorrow - not very good at that. Does mean I won't be around over the weekend either.



Posted: 30/10/2013 at 17:29

Did think of a pig but not sure what the neighbours would think! For that matter my garden wouldn't stand it either. there are pigs put in the local wood round about  now, but no ponies.

Will just have to keep raking and binning, once the bin has been emptied


Love cyclamen Bev 


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:56

Colours were red and amixed sort of stripey (not persian carpet)

We have squirrels but this is one huge tree, would love to see a Jay here.

You can send them over here please.


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 11:54

Good to see you Verdun

I hate acorns, have been raking them up, filled the brown bin with them, some of them are already germinating - grrrr

Is there a way of composting them as they do root very easily? do not have a shredder!

I grew wallflowers from seed this year for the first time some were small, but it did mean I could choose the colourway- I have planted them out and they seem to be going from strength tp strength. I was surprised how easy they were.


Sorry forgot my manners again - Morning All 

bareroot trees and roses.where to get them from online.

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 11:46

Fryers roses - had really good service from them recently

Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 22:13

looks an interesting book to try to obtain

Will have to get OH to scour the 2nd hand shops for it - he will really love doing that - like a pig in **** if he's in a 2nd hand book shop

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moving them 
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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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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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