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Latest posts by Matty2

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 16:48

I was looking at a wash yesterday in a GC. Never having used one before I wondered whether to use it or not, so read the label. It said use between october and December. Do you think I'm too late?

New Family Home with Lovely Garden - worried beginner

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 16:45

When you are in the garden don't forget that many things, especially perennials, look dead at this time of year and they may only need the tops cutting off to tidy them up.

Look carefully right at the base and you may see the green shoots of recovery. If thee are none it still doesn't mean the plants are dead. 

Initially just observe until say April, you may have some surprises, that are not dead 



Posted: 08/01/2014 at 17:58

Has rained nearly all afternoon - in fact still raining 


Posted: 08/01/2014 at 13:27

Good day All

Have done that rare thing and attempted to tidy up one of the flower beds.

I chose the one where I could reach most of it without going in mud - or so I thought. Still came in with wet and muddy knees. Still it does look a little better though, and i\can't believe i'm saying this but in places the soil was too wet to weed.

Still it was good to be outside and busy

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:30

I quickly noted down the recipe for flower water.

I have recently discovered the pleasure in bringing flowers from the garden inside - mainly because i have never really had that many before


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:26

Thanks for comments - I know the hard part is maintaining it at this level.

Still haven't completed seed order, veg is now sorted out but the flowers - there are SO many lovely ones out there, it's deciding.


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 13:51

Good day

No sunshine here, - squally showers and still the wind- but it is not as dark as it has been over the last few days.

Went to WW today, have reached my goal (well I did just before christmas ), Means I have lost 50lb, or did I tell you. Any way I somehow managed to only put a pound on, find that quite surprising.

Love that kitty Dove, I always try to rescue animals if possible. Dog was one and so was one of the cats.

Attempting to complete seed order today but wouldn't mind seeing PamLL's programme as I quite like the idea of making a formal annual planting scheme in my circular bed and am not sure how to get the balance right.

I feel it's one of those things that could go disastrously wrong!


Posted: 06/01/2014 at 14:25

Good day

A new puddycat sounds an exciting trip 

I am a but lacking in sleep as dog has now decided to bark at night - round about 1 (ignored last night)  then between 4 and 5 - always needs to go out then now- and about 6 he was barking so much he got son up as well - nothing wrong and didn;'t want to go out.

Problem is (I think) that he used to sleep in hall, on landing and choose which bedroom door he would crash outside but now we have to put him in Kitchen/diner as his legs are too wobbly to risk him going up and down stairs.

Have been trying to make my mind up about seeds, decisions, decisions, decisions.

I know I probably missed the posts but  posters from Cornwall and down south are OK aren't they?

Raised Veg beds design & construction

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 18:51

Hi Hophead

I bought my raised bed kits from Harrod Horticultural. They have a lot of different sizes and different qualities. They are easy to construct (i did them myself) and delivery etc was very good

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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Last Post: 07/06/2013 at 22:34

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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