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Latest posts by Matty2

A new log path project

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 11:26

That looks great. A ot of time and effort there both in the planning and in the construction.

Can't wait to see pics when fully planted up.

Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:45

Was aiming for a nut harvest - mmmmm squirrels, a couple around but not overrun with them


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:17

Hello All

Not been here for a while as my Mum passed away. Still very feeling raw so will only pop in.

Not much else to say really except today seems to be a sunny day, next 'weather' due over the weekend.

Hope everyone is in one piece especially those near the coast

Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:11

I am thinking about planting a cob nut tree. - I have the space.

I would like to hear of experiences with them - recommended varieties, length of time before I have a harvest, pruning, downfalls etc, pollination

Thanks for help


Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:18

garden plans for the year:

Make a stumpery with a mini wild life pond

Finish planting up white garden - it's finding suitable plants at right price causes delays.

plant up perennial border again (made a hash of it last year so will start again)

May not complete this but will 'do' something in an area that needs some interest added to it. Maybe put up a rustic trellis division or something - needs lot more thought

Planting an Olive tree?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:12


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 13:40

Thank you for comments all, very helpful and as ever lots of ideas for other grasses to try. So based on  what is said will tidy the lower leaves of the Stipa gigantea but otherwise just let it get on with growing all by itself.

Pennisetums I have cut back, Thing is everything seems to be in spring mode because of the lack of a cold winter


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:51

I used Unwins last year - the plants were small but they only sent them when they were ready and, did apologise for the late arrivals of one lot as they said they wait for them to be good enough. They don't have a large selection though.

All mine have taken really well.

But I buy from all over as and when I can afford them

I did do some gardening this morning but it is now pouring with rain - again. One part of garden is just saturated all the time, still last year I planted fritillaries there, am hoping they come up again.


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:13

I have a few grasses in the garden, some like the carex I have given a hair cut to (new C. pressie of topiary shears really good for this job)

I have also cut down my calagmagrostis x acutifolias 'Karl Foerster'. Once i did this I wondered if I was correct.

Before I do anything to the other grass - Stipa Gigantea - I thought I has better check.

The last 2 were planted during last year


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 11:23


Keep popping into the Forum as a awhole.

Like tiarella Verdun, I always think its leaves are a bit untidy though.

Dog kept me up till 4 this morning when I then took him and me into spare room for sleep. We thought he was doing OK as well, back to vet later to see what can be done.

This lack of sleep is really getting to me

Discussions started by Matty2

Verbena bonariensis

ways to propagate 
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Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

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Which ones to chop? 
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White fly in compost

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Apple blossom

Apple tree in blossom now! 
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compost use

Can I re-use my potsto compost 
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Autumn raspberries

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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Last Post: 14/05/2013 at 19:56

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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