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Latest posts by Matty2

Plants for scent.

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:59

Meadowsweet likes damp conditions. The scent can gat a little sickening - too sweet!

Begonia Corms

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:57

JUst dry them off, When they are dry and the foliage ahs wilted it will break off at the corm. I then get as much compost as possible off, check for grubs. To prevent fungus infection you can shake a little yellow sulphur on them. I line a box/seed tray with newspaper, space them out on tray , then tuck them up with more newspaper and keep them in a frost free place - garage shelf. Usually i forget about them, based on fact less I interfere the more likely they are to grow!!


The horrible red thing is lily beetle, its griubs also lodge in the lily bulbs.

101 questions!

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:01

Forsythia cut out one third of the mature stems down to the ground. Leave ayear, then cut out another third. (Rejuvenating pruning) Remove any that are damaged (breaking) Don't just cut tops as forsythia flower on growth from previous year.

Cut bacl buddleiea to a growing point about 45cm from ground in spring.

Get rid of the willow.

deleting gardeners world account

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 11:49

Is this for real?????

What's for tea?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 11:43

Thanks Leggi. I was trying to be clever with the recipe. It may have looked a soggy mess but in fact tasted great - one piece left for lunch I think

I do have a tried and tested one but if you don't look elsewhere you may miss something really good. won't use that recipe again - also from Good Food 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 11:34

Dull, and damp here in Worcs. Hills have got a hat of cloud on today. Means it could rain. Quite a strong cold wind, 


Fork Handles

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 11:31

Morning all. Is everyone late today getting their present mark?

Vacuumed; made beadcrumbs for C pudding; had to get instructions out for changing cooker clock! knew it was 3 buttons but which, was in fact 2 buttons but will have forgotten by spring!!

Back to being damp and miserable but cold wid is keeping hills clear - apart from very top. 

olives and strawbs

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 10:23

Olive tree link

Hope this helps

olives and strawbs

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 10:15

I would leave your olive out as Chrissie says against a warm wall. Last year I fleeced mine, left the fruit on them, wasn't sure if that was right or not. They did look like ghosts but stayed OK. As it is outside waht about bubble wrapping the pot as well oh and raise pot on a couple of bricks off the ground so that there is good drainage and it rain(water) doesn't accumulate in the pot.

I have aweb link somewhere. I will send it you if I can find it - not very good on these things!!

Growing under holly

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 10:08

In old house we had a very large holly.

I lifted the crown by removing the lower branches. It ended up looking like a tree. Then I tried all sorts of undercover.

In the end the most successful was cyclamen and I plalnted up about 8 erysinum (perrennial wallflower) Bowles variety and as they tolerate poor soils etc. They didn't die and gave easy to keep interest all year.

I grew them from own cuttings as they take very easily and don't take long to establish once planted out

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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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