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Latest posts by Matty2

Preparing for the storm

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:25

Didn't say - have brought my wind up radio in from GH in case electricity goes because of cables

Preparing for the storm

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:52

have left most of my roses, but made sure that the climbers/ramblers are well tied in.

I have moved tall plants and my Olives into the GH, I have left out my Bay, which is in a long tom type pot, but that is because I am unsure how healthy it is.

I have some young trees so I checked the tree ties and did move one further up the main stem.

I made sure any plants waiting to go into garden are in a protected area, but do have my doubts about that.

Moved garden furniture in if possible and keeping my fingers crossed big time for anything else


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:46

I haven't had any notifications recently either.

Gardening Book ideas for Christmas

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:05


I thoroughly enjoyed reading Christopher Lloyds 'The Well Tempered Garden' It is entertaining and informative - a good read.

I was given the RHS books Propagation and one on Fruit and vegetables which are becoming my bibles

Really fancy that RHS A-Z of Garden plants - perhaps on my List for this year

olive trees

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:14

Your welcome . It's what we come on the forum for 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 17:17



Well I think all we can do is keep this up and running and hope the 'pain' fades

Was going to say what's been done today, not in the mood now. May be back later


olive trees

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 17:07

Oh Lily I am sorry.

Perhaps you should try to purchase one from an olive tree nursery. There are some around.

I bought my 2 at the Malvern Show when the olive nursery local to here was selling them off in pairs - sort of a bogoff deal

Though they have not done it since they always seem to have really healthy plants.

My NDN bought hers from Morrisons


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 16:53

Oh my, oh my

Have just come on and read these last few posts. I am gobsmacked.

I will have a look around and see what has happened. 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:14

Incidently great photo, one to treasure.


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:10

Good day

I have just skimmed through a few pages.

I saw a question for me, I haven't seen GW yet but I think the garden was the one near me that I posted pics of.

Have been out battening down the hatches. It is already very windy here, it was on the forecast for today with sudden bursts of rain. Have tightened and moved a tree tie, put my olives in the GH, lifted my butterfly whirly thing off its perch and put it in garage

Moved stuff to more sheltered areas. Watched while a big gust came to see what else I can do and to be honest there isn't anything, the rest is up to the wind.

Waiting for a bacon sarnie now, hope to be back later but some seasonal stuff to cook.

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