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Latest posts by Matty2

Grease Bands

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 18:13

I have some 2 year old fruit trees on a cordon that have cropped a little this year. I do not understand what grease bands are. How essential they are.? 

What's for tea?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 17:53

Fish, potatoes, cabbage, probably stir fried with onion and garlic (OH speciality).

fromage frais and fruit pot for afters. Forgot to make jelly

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 17:42

Made some quince jelly once.

Once being the key word here. Wasn't sure what to do with it! What to eat it with. i think more savouryDidn't like taste of it, Can't describe taste as so long ago. Sorry Becks

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 17:13

I'd like some cyclamen coum but haven't been able to find any for sale. Hederofolium just go onand on. Last year sowed some seeds of the white one. Forgot about them and then found them happily germinated on a cupboard in garage, Now in modules and will plant out next year. have given some away as well. Seedlings didn't like wet summer.

Who did!

Shrub or tree? what will determine???

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:58

The label should give you an idea of size and spread, If it's a good GC then there should be someone to ask as well.

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:54

Thanks Jo. Can only give it a go.

Have ordered another crown and plan to put cherry tree between the 2 in a bed all of their own. May use it for cutting daffs - but that's next year

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.

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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Last Post: 12/11/2013 at 12:25

compost use

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

Autumn raspberries

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

Lasagne bulb planting

Which bulbs 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 07:05

Penstemon- but which variety

Beautiful flower but .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 09:56

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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Last Post: 14/05/2013 at 19:56

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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