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Latest posts by Matty2

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 18:00

Pricked out the cornflowers and physallis, 

Chatted to a neighbour who is also attemping a cut flower patch this year and we are going to swap plants - goodoh!!


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 17:54

Phew I thought it was me as well!!

Been fairly garden busy - Have builder in so it involved OH having to move some plants. One was an orange Erysinum, rather than potting it up I took a dozen cuttings in the hope that one will take. Also had to move a little holly tree now in a pot and distribute various containers in other places, one place being the space between the skip and the car not exactly ideal!

I did some 'real' gardening - raked lightly some spent compost as soil improver on one of raised beds- no discomfort  and was very carefull

Going to watch GW, and Kew this evening as I haven't seen them before, wine with  meal then hope to stay awake for Montalbano

Will now attempt to catch up on other threads I'm following, now I know it wasn't my fault


J Parkers

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 17:10

I have bought perennials form Unwins - the large plugs usually sold in 3's and had no problems. 

Have had issues with Suttons in the past though

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:39

I have 2 ft wide plastic netting with canes threaded in each side. I can lay them where i need and move them off as the plants mature. Does work quite well. It's that rigid plastic net about 2 inch square holes and 4 ft + canes threaded through each side so they are like panels

Beds are 8ft x 4 ft and I lay 4 across from wood edge to wood edge. Sometimes I use an extra piece to have an overlap


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:00

I managed it, see Eclipse thread, thanks for help.

Will do some more on another thread (cut flowers) before I forget what to do 

Sorry still some lurgies going around, hope you all feel well soon

Love ducks, wanted to keep them but 'NO' from OH, pleased I don't now.

Hope work problems solve themselves soonest

OH mowed lawns for first time today, must be spring, 11 days earlier than last year.



Posted: 20/03/2015 at 15:54

Thank you Hostafan - that was through a window and all a bit of a rush before the cloud moved on.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:22

 This was in Worcestershire


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:12

using a lap top

Just tried again - nowt 


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:10

Just sowed my free zinnias as well - put them in heated propagator - will see what happens!


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:05

Thanks Liz - but there is no OK button

Discussions started by Matty2

Training a pillar Rose

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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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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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