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Latest posts by Matty2

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:12

Did a swap with a neighbour who is also having a go at cutting garden. Swapped her blue cornflower seedlings which were ready to go out with some gypsophilia seedlings.

Have now planted the cornflowers - 8 - in a block rather than a row, 2 deep red 'pinks' from cuttings and have my sweet pea support constructed

It has begun 


Olive trees

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 16:39

Mine lose leaves every spring, I don't worry too much about it. They are in large pots.

As for bushing out I give mine a very light trim to encourage side shoots to grow. Mine were untamed when bought a few years ago. Also give them a feed now of half strength tomato feed to give them a boost


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 13:57


Windy, cool but sunny -

Feeling much brighter today and am shortly going to garden club where the local organiser of NGS garden is giving a talk. He's supposed to be very good speaker and amusing.

Looking forward to it, first time I've been since diagnosis - tryin g to get back to normal now

Wow greenfinches, we used to have a lot but not seen any for a couple of years, haven't i seen that they are now on endangered list or something

Must go

Good days all


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 13:19

So much to do at the moment and so eager to see the results of all this.

I'm sure you are all the same


Posted: 10/04/2015 at 18:11

ooh saw cats in Edinburgh a while ago now - we were up in circle, those in stalls would n't see the light changes on the stage adding to the atmosphere - Oh Sorry , perhaps shouldn't have said that - loved it though 

Need a Fuchsia Ricatoni as well, will fill in a gap in the front agrden and was in the original planting plan but would prefer a mature plant.

I can never see plant blends either, very envious of those that can visualize the whole picture. That's why my curved fairy garden is still such a mess and very gappy

Seed disc for hanging baskets

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 18:04

I've used them - they do need to be kept moist and I kept mine inside until I saw strong seedlings, plastic bag is just for germination, as soon as you have that remove the bag, keep them under cover if you can for a while until you have strong seedlings and then TLC


Posted: 10/04/2015 at 16:46

Back from GC and docs -Seems wound is breaking down again. End of conversation there 

At GC 2 lovely clematis, was nearly 3 but wanted a yellow one for a place in garden and there was this lovely pink and white so didn't buy either

Anyway did find a Crystal Fountain which I love and a deep red one who's name escapes me but I have seen it mentioned on here(Mme Julia Correvan) both are short growers, also some carrot seedlings, can never get them to germinate and loads of compost - Tomerite gro bags and miracle gro compost

So many lovely plants though 



Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:32


Confession time - was low because - well- have had to phone hospital  in the end, waiting for a return call

We were going to big GC (that one Lizzie) but after lunch will now go to a smaller one (more expensive as well) but need quite alot of stuff and cheering up and I do have a voucher for 50% off a plant

Have spent morning feeding containers - what a waste of time so one of things I need are slow release fertiliser.

One water butt now empty and its a big one (300l) as well, 2 more to go!



Posted: 09/04/2015 at 18:11

Thank you - can't wait 


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 17:37

Lovely day, sat in garden, went for a walk - only round houses, but but do enjoy looking at the daft things people do to their front gardens - fortunately not many just 'car parks'

Made another bamboo weaving support, this time for sweet peas. Love this time when veg beds are all about to start their hard work and looking ready for action.

Planted on some of sunflowers - a couple of varieties have had less than 50 % germination, one was old seed so expected, but the other wasn't.


Mmmm summer house and chilled wine sounds a great idea, shame you live so far away

Still yuk - not really the garden - black dog a bit at present I think, he comes sometimes but not very often- he also goes quite quickly


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