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Latest posts by Matty2

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

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 11:19

Just to remind you all that a Forum member is with Christine Walkden tonight.

I agree about the 'guys' and also about 'wheelbarrows and dogs' unnecessary.


Also think you watch the GBGR and take out snippets and ideas that are relevant to your own patch of heaven, you don't have to spend £££££ doing it.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:09

Well said Obelixx 

Couldn't agree more

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 11:39

That's it isn't it?

I see the lawn revival has prompted a new thread. It has stimulated us all and made us look at our plots - big or small - and given such ideas and some practical advice.

That in my opinion is what a garden programme should be - to educate, to stimulate, to provoke thought processes - to be about the best of gardening 

An hour of this type of programme every week would promote a nation of gardeners

3 more programmes to come - can't wait

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:35

It certainly inspired me to make a mini stumpery. 

I have a walkway that leads no where, logs that are not suitable for chopping for various reasons, and I just felt it would be great, I already have a variegated 'hedghog' Holly waiting to go somewhere which with the old oak would make a great back drop - so - in time I think I will make one.

First though new raspberry bed and clear the old pallets to make a space for it -excited

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:30

I would use a lot of energy and my trusty mattock.

When clearing this garden it was invaluable. Be prepared to dig down along way all around the stump though.


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ways to propagate 
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compost use

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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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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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