Matty2


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sorry who is this?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:12

Haven't checked my lists for ages - mainly because I haven't been here for ages. Think i will have a look

Tomato variety suggestions

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 12:44

This year I'm growing a ribbed beefsteak type called Miranda - lovely flavour and really good sizes and what is more plenty of them

 For a delicious small plum (like a cherry tomato ) I am growing one called Santolina


Will definitely grow them next year as well

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 16:18

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:36

I made a sort of mistake as I have now learnt that Goldfinches can feed on the seed heads in winter. Should have left one standing

BUT I will know for next year!

Conference pears

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:11

Following the instructions on here I have just picked my first crop of Concorde pears. I didn't even have to twist just lightly lifted the fruit and they came away.

Now I will leave them in a bowl for a few days near the bananas and see what happens . I will let you know

Conference pears

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 16:15

I have some lovely pears - first crop ever and was wondering when to pick them as they just seem hard. Will twist a couple and then see.

By the way last year i was given some and made the most delicious pear and vanilla jam. (recipe I found on interent) Will have another go this year but will make sure I use preserving sugar, which I don't usually bother with

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 15:35

But that costs and i can have them for free.

I have just taken 10 cuttings off the side shoots,. shall have to see.

If I have success I can ditch the originals in the spring, if not I still have them there as a base.

 

the idea originally was to have them like a lacey screen that moved and could be seen thru into the flower bed beyond, sort of worked but flower bed beyond is rubbish!!!

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:36

I have rigida and mine did not appear until really late as well, lovely and bright. I have it with Bishop of llanduff and it goes really well. Then again I don't go for subtle.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:02

Thanks all

I will need a lot of flowers but not next year. Next year is experimenting to see how I can get the most.

But

these Verb Bon did get so untidy I have to do something rather than keep the original plants.

I was hoping for seedlings but no sign of them

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:35

We used to cut off the tops off water/pop bottles invert them back into the base of the bottle, put some holes in to take string . Then we would mix up a big spoonful of cheap jam and water, pour it into the bottom of the bottle (about 2 cm). Hag on tree like lanterns.

Collects the wasps(which can't escape), kids used to love making them, hanging them and looking at the results. 

It did work

Discussions started by Matty2

Verbena bonariensis

ways to propagate 
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Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

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Grasses

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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Dierama

What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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