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Latest posts by Matty2

Raised Veg beds design & construction

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 18:51

Hi Hophead

I bought my raised bed kits from Harrod Horticultural. They have a lot of different sizes and different qualities. They are easy to construct (i did them myself) and delivery etc was very good


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:48

Worcestershire here - you are not joking about being horrible.

Dreading Sunday 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

Have found out what it's called now -Clem. Cirrohsa 'Wisley Magic'


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 13:35


Still can't see properly through eye so no driving - getting a bit stir crazy here

Torrential rain at moment and the wind is really roaring, glad I did a storm tidy up this morning.

All roads to the next town to us are closed, the warning signs are now semi-permanent here about it. R, Severn is not supposed to peak until 5 tomorrow but is already 4.5m up. It does not affect us directly, but does mean it is hard to get about because of road closures.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 12:38

This post made me look more closely at garden and today I noticed these

 It's a clematis called ------------Bell I think. It's the first year it has flowered so feel very chuffed with it


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 11:28

Verdun I was thi ing of you when I heard of the 'weather' and tides down there. Hope your dog recovers and you get there and back safely

My dog has survived - we now call him the Lazurus dog.

The vet was amazed his legs 'returned' -  he is still a bit wobbly but playful. He leans slightly to the left (head and tail) Yesterday I took him on a slightly longer walk (not far though) and he could sniff, he could cock his leg (that went for a while) but he could not do the 2 things together and fell over.

At least now if anything happens I am more prepared


Have been outside - with these storms I have now lost 3 lovely ceramic pots with large hosta in. Hopefully being dumped into a cheap plastic pot will not do any lasting damage but the roots may not be covered because of the different pot shapes.

Hope you all keep your feet dry 

White fly in compost

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 11:16

Thank you both

I did wonder about leaving the lid off, I have loads of shredded paper waiting to go somewhere and somewhere have some sticky traps.

Just can't seem to get dry weather though!!!!!

Anyone else any advice would be appreciated.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 16:41

I forgot - Found cyclamen coum nestling in a weedy bed, lovely deep colour as well

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 14:09

Oh Heck

Now, let me see

Violas, various colour ways


Roses: The fairy pink and white, white goose, Malvern Hills




Arabis Ferdinand-Coburg

Skimmia buds  - aways look better than the flowers In think

Hellebore corsicus in bud but not yet opened



Posted: 02/01/2014 at 14:00

Good day All 

First  Happy New Year

Sorry not been here.

Sorry about your MIL Fidget - dementia is a terrible thing -and it is so hard to explain to them what is happening and what is going on.

Sorry also about the tree Chicky, beautiful magnolia, i hope the tree surgeons create a great space for you and your magnolia survives.

Just extreme water logging here, and one of my roses was bending too much in the wind so will have to have some tlc if we ever get dry enough to do it - bad forecast for the weekend.

Discussions started by Matty2

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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Lots of seedlings 
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