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Latest posts by Matty2

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 15:38

I have Oscar, a lovely cross between border collie and springer spaniel. He is quite mad. See Forkers post. he was a rescue, came with a rediculous name so we sat down and shouted names at him till he responded 

2 cats neither of which i have by choice - white with bit of black and was daughters, when she left home, left cat

Then Sophie, fluffy, one eyed, black and white who was my ma's and so had to be adopted. Not a pleasant cat!!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 15:30

Internet really slow today.

Just sorted out and 1/4 filled my new bin, then rummaged in bin  to de-compose and pulled out some of those little red worms and introduced them to new bin. I hope they'll be happy.

Dog created a stir as I was sweeping leaves on patio. bent down to put pile in bucket when a woof and a crash. He is so naughty when he sees a broom, he tried to run off with it, Large Fuschia pot got in way and was rescued just before it hit ground, somehow dog (Oscar) got broom handle under said pot. He actually put his tail down for a few seconds then went charging off to find a bally!!

Must be clearing up, can see lower half of hills - first time since Sunday

I  jought it was gardening shoes, gloves are - well.....

New flowers to recommend

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 13:13

I am very disappointed with my buddleia buzz 'Lavender'. it has looked scrappy and messy all season and although has put on plenty of growth to be honest looks like wild ones you see by railway tracks. Am considering disposing of it.

Great success was some annual rudbeckia - still in flower now and somany lovely shades of rust and yellow

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 13:01

I've done it - driven the car for the first time since April 2011. Now to see how foot reacts during the day. Over reved a bit on starts but that's just practise, went slowly - never used to- and managed to park ina car park.

Realy grim again. Little weather box says 'dark cloud '  just fog, damp and unpleasant really.

After lunch am going to sort out new compost bin. At one time getting excited over such a thing would be a no, no.

Looked for a creenhouse fumigater but only one I saw required moving all plants out. Just spent a week putting plants in! Any one know another one.?

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 10:34

Mine has arrived today

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 10:24

Fog agin though the little box says its 'dark clouds'. as ever, damp and unpleasant out there


Posted: 24/10/2012 at 10:21

Obelixx I found your advice about feeding clematis really useful. This year i planted 12, more next year. Just how much bonemeal would you give. Small handful, good handful, spoonful ??? Would be very grateful for reply and will attemt to keep your advice

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 22:30

Finally watched GW without fallling asleep. Is it me or was there not really much content. Longer programme would be so much better - I know discussed before. I'd have more time to go to sleep as well!!!

What's for tea?

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 17:10

Pork chops -old spot I think - broccoli, carrot and potatoes, may be mashed -don't know yet. Stewed apple with blueberries.

I have a lot of apples

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 16:30

Thanks for photo. Thanks for how to do a link - again

Love the plant almost like a triffid in flower shape. think i will look out for seeds.

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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