London (change)
Today 13°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 4°C


Latest posts by Matty2

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 10:37

dark, damp, foggy, trying to rain as well.

Day for staying in warm and snug but need to cold weather proof some parts of garden.

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 10:35

Hi Forkers

Paniked when I saw forecast for later in week. But then remembered that this time last year - when it turned very cold I had nowhere to put plants, this year a greenhouse. Hooray

Still trying to wash pots but so wet and yuk here don't think it will be done.

Will attempt to get other olive away and with OH help the Bay.

Lottie I have this thing about car drivers and lights as well.

Wet cat just come in and has chosen me to dry off on!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 17:17

Sun came out briefly so washed a few seed trays and some long pots for SP. Going to have a go using own seed!

Spent most of day making tomato ketchup. Hours. Still now bottled and  sealed. Tomato glut has gone and a few C things as well.

Those dots and dashes on weather chart mean dismal mist most of day

Used Skype to view grandchild - 5 weeks old - trying to find a plant with her name for my 'family' border. Think I may have found a fuchsia but RHS says no longer available.

Any plant as long as its hardy, pretty and not enormous - 'Bonnie'

What's for tea?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 15:20

Tday - salmon (baked), home grown ratauoille from the freezer, potatoes. rest of apple and raspberry cooked yesterday. No wine for me today.

Yesterday was treat day!

Have been making tomato ketchup today - takes hours

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 10:14

Coo land damp and foggy. Making tomato ketchup. Not a day for being out and about.

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 09:57

Morning. Well you have all been up bright and early.

Becks I had a tomato pair and am now on sunflowers. Excepy for deep digging, which I can't do now. I wer them for nearly all gardening, washing out et. 'Crocs' have holes so don't really keep feet dry.

I thought you might get some for the end of December!! 

Foggy and damp. was going to pot wash but may just potter in newly cleared out GH

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 18:36

 Thanks Geoff 

Montalbano later. 

Why do they scream so on SCD. The pre-show warm up acts must be good!!!!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 18:15

Just remembered Becks

They do what they say on the 'tin' I call them my outside slippers. Sorry don't know how to post the link. They are SO useful.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 18:12

Cake looks lovely.

Cleared greenhouse, made room for new staging - £12 from end of last day at Malvern Show complete with seed trays. Pot washing tomorrow is it a squeeze of washing up liquid and a splash of Jeyes Fluid?

Emptied grow bags onto rhubarb bed.

Had bath to ease aches and pains, 

Just made some scones for a sort of cobbler type pud. Cooked apple/raspberries with cooked scones on top.

What's for tea?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 17:39

It's treat day today:

Steak mix of sirloin and rump(butcher didn't have enough rump for 2), stir fried cabbage with red onion and garlic (OH speciality) and OH is having saute potatoes and I am having thin frozen chips. Followed by stewed apple and raspberry ( home grown) with scones as a cobbler type thing. Just made the scones. Washed down with a nice red plonk.

Discussions started by Matty2

Verbena bonariensis

ways to propagate 
Replies: 23    Views: 747
Last Post: 21/08/2014 at 22:24

Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

Replies: 8    Views: 536
Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 21:45


Which ones to chop? 
Replies: 20    Views: 875
Last Post: 14/01/2014 at 17:58

White fly in compost

Replies: 4    Views: 43897
Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 13:34

Apple blossom

Apple tree in blossom now! 
Replies: 9    Views: 572
Last Post: 12/11/2013 at 12:25

compost use

Can I re-use my potsto compost 
Replies: 20    Views: 1596
Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 18:56

Autumn raspberries

moving them 
Replies: 13    Views: 901
Last Post: 19/10/2013 at 13:11

Lasagne bulb planting

Which bulbs 
Replies: 6    Views: 916
Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 07:05

Penstemon- but which variety

Beautiful flower but .... 
Replies: 2    Views: 887
Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 09:56

What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 536
Last Post: 07/06/2013 at 22:34

Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
Replies: 15    Views: 1265
Last Post: 14/05/2013 at 19:56

Jewell garden - suggestions

Replies: 22    Views: 1865
Last Post: 04/05/2013 at 11:09

Jewell garden - suggestions

Replies: 0    Views: 391
Last Post: 27/04/2013 at 20:46


What to do to encourage growth 
Replies: 2    Views: 694
Last Post: 27/04/2013 at 20:16

David Austin Roses

Special offer 
Replies: 3    Views: 1173
Last Post: 27/04/2013 at 08:27
1 to 15 of 52 threads