Matty2


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Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 11:39

That's it isn't it?

I see the lawn revival has prompted a new thread. It has stimulated us all and made us look at our plots - big or small - and given such ideas and some practical advice.

That in my opinion is what a garden programme should be - to educate, to stimulate, to provoke thought processes - to be about the best of gardening 

An hour of this type of programme every week would promote a nation of gardeners

3 more programmes to come - can't wait

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:35

It certainly inspired me to make a mini stumpery. 

I have a walkway that leads no where, logs that are not suitable for chopping for various reasons, and I just felt it would be great, I already have a variegated 'hedghog' Holly waiting to go somewhere which with the old oak would make a great back drop - so - in time I think I will make one.

First though new raspberry bed and clear the old pallets to make a space for it -excited

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:30

I would use a lot of energy and my trusty mattock.

When clearing this garden it was invaluable. Be prepared to dig down along way all around the stump though.

 

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 16:48

I was looking at a wash yesterday in a GC. Never having used one before I wondered whether to use it or not, so read the label. It said use between october and December. Do you think I'm too late?

New Family Home with Lovely Garden - worried beginner

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 16:45

When you are in the garden don't forget that many things, especially perennials, look dead at this time of year and they may only need the tops cutting off to tidy them up.

Look carefully right at the base and you may see the green shoots of recovery. If thee are none it still doesn't mean the plants are dead. 

Initially just observe until say April, you may have some surprises, that are not dead 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 17:58

Has rained nearly all afternoon - in fact still raining 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 13:27

Good day All

Have done that rare thing and attempted to tidy up one of the flower beds.

I chose the one where I could reach most of it without going in mud - or so I thought. Still came in with wet and muddy knees. Still it does look a little better though, and i\can't believe i'm saying this but in places the soil was too wet to weed.

Still it was good to be outside and busy

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:30

I quickly noted down the recipe for flower water.

I have recently discovered the pleasure in bringing flowers from the garden inside - mainly because i have never really had that many before

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:26

Thanks for comments - I know the hard part is maintaining it at this level.

Still haven't completed seed order, veg is now sorted out but the flowers - there are SO many lovely ones out there, it's deciding.

Discussions started by Matty2

Verbena bonariensis

ways to propagate 
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Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

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Grasses

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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Dierama

What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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