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Latest posts by Matty2

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:27

Thanks That is kind

Diagnosed breast cancer on Friday - not much more i can say really.


Yes there is - not sympathy but strength and support please

stabilising clay banks on wet and windy slope

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:18

I saw a very spectacular bank (can't remember where) it was steepish and was covered in hypericum calycinum (Rose of Sharon). It creates quite a firm tangle of greenery,  flowers all summer and just needs a haircut in early spring.

Always thought if I ever had a tricky bank  I would replicate it..

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:12

Hi Lyn

If you still have some seeds please. I would like to try the dark blue delphinium and the cosmos Snow Puff (here I am assuming it's white) and the white cornflower.


thanks B.

Sent you an e-mail about something else as well


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:02

Good day

thanks for commiserations - I will recover but last week was just about as shitty as weeks can get, once again life reared up it's ugly head and stopped me in the tracks 

Verdun I followed your instructions on another thread and moved a camellia last week - so far it hasn't dropped any buds- still have fingers crossed though

Why is it on one day (yesterday) there is loads of green grass and the next day (today) all that can be seen is leaves and very little green stuff - AND too wet to go out and rake


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 12:19

Good day

Having real difficulties with lap top at moment also life is getting in the way big Time so haven't been up to chatting

Look in as before if something interests me.

I had to have my lovely dog put to sleep last week, lost without him both inside and  the garden. He was my helper and used to try out ideas on him - I know but it fely as though he understood. He was 14 1/2 and was very special


Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 19:57

I need to move a camelia and was wondering what to do - and - there was this thread.

As ever good advice easy to understand, thanks Verdun

Arum maculatum, cuckoopint, lords and ladies

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 16:17

Same problem and Roundup lack of success - If I see them I remove foliage in the hope that they will weaken - not quite so many this year


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 16:14

Hello all

Sorry I haven't looked in for a while but am having quite a shitty time one way and another.

Not even ,managed to go into garden very often but have finally made a leaf cage, just not raked any leaves

Any big news?

Will look at some other threads now

Begonia corns

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 20:22

I keep mine from year to year

Dry the off. first in the compost, then scrape as much compost off and dry them again. When dry wrap individually in newspaper and put in a box (cardboard preferably) in a frost free place - mine go in the garage.

Check a couple of times during winter to make sure they have not gone soft or any creepies in them, if so dispose of them

Bubble Wrap Greenhouse

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 15:18

I just put bubble wrap over the side louvre vents last year. I was surprised the difference that made.

I also have a largeish plastic GH  (£10  from Wilko, being sold off) that I put up inside GH. I put bubble wrap underneath it to insulate against the cold floor.

It worked last year.

Discussions started by Matty2

Verbena bonariensis

ways to propagate 
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Apple tree in blossom now! 
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compost use

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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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What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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