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Latest posts by Matty2

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Posted: 08/02/2015 at 12:15

Hope Tigger has eaten today Liz. Thinking of him and you two. 


Posted: 08/02/2015 at 12:12

G'day All

Chatty lot

Can't remember half of it

Lovely day here, still not seen any snow!

Fed birds and have taken new propagator out of box - much tutting and sighing from OH about doing it.

Also fed birds - OH has been doing it but  I just felt the need to be outside

I'm all for people planting Prunus Amanogowa - said before I have planted one in every house I have owned. Mind you the one here is a bit pathetic, moved it last year so hopefully will decide to grow this year - if not will replace it

That choco cake looked delish - hope it went down OK

Sorry mind blanked back later, hopefully after I've managed to get away with sowing some seeds in new propagator.



Posted: 07/02/2015 at 16:06


What a lovely daughter Susan

Loads of plant purchases being made - i'm having withdrawal symptoms, not being able to GC BUT bank account is quite happy

I agree about T&M and I forget as well and order and then feel very let down


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 18:26

When I had my GH installed had it, what i thought, close enough so electricity could be installed in the future. I was muttering about it last year but with help of cold house (now wind damaged) and hopefully my new electric propagators should be OK. If not will start moaning again and see if anyone gets fed up of them 


shady, wet spot plant recommendations needed

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 13:36

Useful suggestions - thanks. I haven't heard of that Hake something so will look it up (is it a thug?)


Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:35

Just popped in to wish all the best tomorrow verdun, a difficult day but better when it's over.

Lovely doggie pictures. Is Reggie going to have a new name?

Have had what I hope was the final test for some time today -bone scan-  in fact it was the least scarey of them all, but I didn't know that until I had it!.



Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:57

Hi All

My OH retired and now does most of cooking, washing up - I do the odd roast we have and of course bake the cakes

When I was very sickly pregnant (most of the 9 months each time) I was told to have arrowroot biscuits - certainly helped.

Can't think of a clematis, too busy trying to get my head around annuals and plugs etc which I don't usually do. Anyone use Brookside nurseries? Comments?


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 16:48

Cross between poodle and cocker spaniels are fun and very cute - but not the name - cockerpoo!!

Oh gosh they are cute - could say oodles of cuteness


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 14:49

When I had a very severe 'black dog' 12 odd years ago now I was told to walk. So I rescued, from an animal shelter my lovely Oscar.(He was 2 years old)

I always said I am not sure who rescued who but often felt he saved my life, and Oh agreed. Now Oscar has left a big emptiness in my life so when I am up and running again hopefully I will find a new companion

Can definitely recommend a dog to 'rescue you'

Go for it puncdoc - take the plunge/deep breath/ poop bag whatever and go for it


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:14

Good day All

Lovely dog, Reggie. How did you find him. I'm sure you will have a lovely time with him, he looks very bright with those shiney eyes

had a slow alk round garden - well I can't do much else, and fed birds

Took picture, not brilliant as couldn't get low enough.

 I just love hellebores but haven't very many and my white ones seem to have gone somewhere else this year

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I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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