Latest posts by Matty2

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:37

As earlier just received very young rhubarb plant. Do I have to slug protect, frost protect etc for first year. Variety is Livingstone - autumn harvesting. Currently about 8 ins high

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 14:58

Hi all Sorry I'm late 

Went swimming and only sunk once. Saved by very pleasant young man! 

Then went to Worcester with friend to buy some bottles for tomato ketchup I will make this weekend. Thought I'd give it as C presents. Sorry but some things have to be planned ahead!

2 rhubarb plants arrived today. Forgotten they were on order so will have to persuade OH to go get some manure for the half prepared bed. Hope they survive look as if they are only thinking about staying alive!

Loved the saucer in the garden

25lbs 10 oz

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 17:21

Sausages; as a treat, chips, and stir fried cabbage with garlic.


Lanky Roses

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 16:33

Find a bud, there will be one - bit like a raised area on the stem of old rose wood and cut just above there at a slant. I would go about 2ft off ground and not do it till early spring - late Feb. Other son forum may have different ideas. lovely rose reminds me of my Dad.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 16:29

Yes please.

My old car passed its MOT with the speedometer not working only the bit that records mileage needs to work. Did have a few hairy moments guessing what speed we were going. Had a new car in end - too much to fix

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 15:59

Do you have allotment?  That looks amazing


Great excitement - got tickets to see new James Bond - son has deigned to come as well. £5 a ticket for over 60's

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 15:46

AAAAH Christmas - always brings out the best in people!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 15:27

Becks if you mean lilies guess you could pop them in a pot. These are about 90cm tall.

Wonder if we'll have apple cake for tea? 

I made quince jelly to try one year. Not that keen must be said.

Work in Progress

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 15:19

love the stand with the blue pot in. What talent.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 15:15

In the ground - Lily beetle hotel!

Next door neighbour askedme what the pretty insects were she had on her lily, she was trying to keep them! I showed her the grubs etc and their habits. She got rid of her lilies, I got extra LB

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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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David Austin Roses

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