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Latest posts by Matty2

When does cherry blossom?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:34

I have 2 ornamental ones and an edible one - the ornamental ones are in flower now and the edible ones blossom is just opening up in the sun today


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:32


A very chatty gardening bunch today

DD I'm sure your efforts in garden will be appreciated

Lily - It is wonderful having Grand babies - did you know if they cry you can hand them back??

Still unsure whether I have a patio or a courtyard, old park bench was moved off it today and put in it's summer place on grass, tables and chairs still locked away though

Spent the day feeding and a little bit of weeding and scraping b******** oak tree leaves, thinking it won't be long before the acorns germinate grrrrr

I have a white clematis - Jackmanii Alba

No shops today so no sticky labels here, Beau lucky you being so close to a GC, an expedition here

Glorious weather here as well


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:00


Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:52

Dislike Lupins - I'll go elsewhere now I know it;s contentious

Do like 'interesting hanging baskets, have gone off begonias but I have so many I am still growing them this year


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:31


Congrats Lily -

Love the look of gazebo and your garden Beau.

I have an area - paved, walls on 3 sides and keep attempting to call it the courtyard, but always ends up as the patio. As patio is not British may help me to rememebr it is a courtyard

Planted out my sweet peas YAY

And sticky labels have spread their way to Waitrose - Primula denticulata stuck to my fingers, a white one, I tried to buy one last year but couldn't.

Glorious day here, hope temps don't drop too low overnight

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 13:25

I have 4 raised beds - they were all for veg but the one is now for cut flowers, 30cm deep and planks

My babies have come outside for a bit of sun and air today

 There are more in the GH not quite so advanced 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:11

ooh Dove - haven't checked mine.

Planted (well OH did) Clematis Crystal Fountain into jewel border to go up a pre-existing obelisk - did have to move obelisk to do it though. Also planted a climbing fuchsia, it has been in a large pot by obelisk for ages and roots were in the soil so should be ok. 

Then I tried to catch up with feeding shrubs and roses, did about half  Hope to finish tomorrow, 

Would a Gaura manage in more dappled light than full sun, full sun most of day?


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:52

Mmmm yes, Verdun I did wonder - could try cuttings and seeds and see what happens - if they survive - the builder is working there and they are getting battered

Is that the Hackenwotsit that likes damp shade?


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:28

Do remember to cut the dead flower heads off to a strongly shooting leaf node though 


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 13:58

Thank you - I usually pull up the ones I don't like after the first year.

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