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Latest posts by Matty2


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:19

Viewed a house for daughter, quite good size,  not too much to do, not in right town but it's a case of what they can afford. Bit quirky (like daughter) and tricky to find (ie no road), they have made an offer, now the stress begins!!!!!!

Strange garden layout but future possiblity to sell off some land .

I just wear the nearest gardening clothes - never think about them!!


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:32


Woken in the night by what sounded like an express train but garden has survived - worked hard yesterday moving everything to a safe haven. Still windy out there though!

Happy birthday Chicky - have a great day



Posted: 20/10/2014 at 14:52

Just started to rain

Managed to get washing in and close doors of cold house. Can't be anything else to tuck in until after the wind - just can't!!!!!!!!!!!!

WEll done for losing 2 st Bekkie - I lost 50lbs and have managed to keep it off - not easy though especially as far as cake goes

Men should know better than ask such questions



Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:13

I just scrape off the worms and put them back, sometimes i put them in a different bin

I add shredded paper from my shredder in a layer, save it up till I have enough to put in about a 2ins layer. Also add wood ash from burner. Restrict grass clippings to a 2-3ins layer every now and again

I have one of those stirrers designed for daleks and use it every now and again (when I think about it) does help to give it a mix and this year I have been very pleased with my results.

I feel as if I have mastered the art of composting


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:56

Good day

I have been moving whatever could blow away, wooden garden furniture is now folded up, can never do the table but OH has finally done it, any way all in garage.

The park bench is still to be moved to in front of the BBQ, BBQ will blow away not cast iron park bench and I hope that is enough. Probably find it won't hit us here now

Mid post OH said lets move bench so now all done.

Lunch now

 Nice to know you are always here

tools missing in action (MIA)

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:50

I have a lovely pair of wolf garden secateurs - somewhere - no idea where they are, may be in a dalek, may have been recycled, may turn up

The other day I emptied a dalek composter and there at the bottom was a long lost potato peeler

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:50

Garlic does not need mollycoddling, It's really a tough plant, I just put a piece of netting over mine to cat proof them


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:53

Crikey David!!!!!!!!



Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:34

Good day

just realised have not been here today A lovely weather event day today 

Spent the morning with bulbs and cleared a pot of sad  lobelia, furked around and found there were bulbs in the tub - so - now - what to overplant them with?

This afternoon I have emptied a compost dalek, spread the compost over my big white shrubbery, I had enough compost to put a really good 2-3 inch mulch all over. A robin helped me and sang me some lovely songs. Shattered and very achey ow but have asked Mr Radox to help

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:26

You just need to plant a clove at a time. About 4-6ins apart, deeper than an onion set about 1in or so under soil.Now is the best time to try to beat the arrival of the cold weather

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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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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