Latest posts by LorraineP


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:08

Beautiful, Anthony.  I have had a pink peony for 3 or 4 years now and it has only produce 1 solitary flower, a couple of years ago.  I'm giving it a reprieve from being hoyed out as I had to dig it out and replant recently due renovating the border it resides in, and I'm told they don't like to be moved.  I bet you just planted yours and it flowers beautifully.   



Onion advice

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:40

Hi All

This year is my first venture into veg growing and thought onions would be fairly straight forward for a novice. They are a bag of Red Baron from a discount shop.   I started them off in pots but when planting out have noticed a lot are soft, some with what I think is mildew and 3 had a flower bud, which I broke off.  I have put in the best of the bunch, but to be honest I'm not expecting a lot from them.   Am I wasting my time with them?  Would I be better sowing seeds next time? Some advice would be appreciated.  


Feeding Bees

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:11

I've done this too,  either placed some honey by the bee or if I'm out and about placed flower heads around it. 

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:25

Thanks Blair's, I intend to take cutting this year and when I'm sure I have a 'succession plan' I will experiment!  Mine probs not doing too well as I think it needs repotting or possibly putting in the ground.  Will certainly be giving it more attention now I have seen their potential.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:09

Definitely something to aspire to - stunning!

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:02

Here's my Brugmansia

. . . . and its yellow leaves, in need of some TLC

 Lots of flowers though.   


Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:58

I have A Brugmansia which my mum bought at Tatton Park Show in 2012.  It was a 3' standard but after over-wintering it in the shed it died back to about 4" above soil level. During  2013 it produced 3 or 4 new shoots and flowered like mad, although some of the leaves turned yellow and fell off on a regular basis.  Last winter I kept it in my utility, which has no heat and a perpex roof.  It kept many leaves and went back outside in April.  It has about 8 flowers at the moment and still some of the leaves are yellow, not sure why but think it will be due to lack of nourishment,as it needs repotting, another job on the list!.  Its not as attractive as when it was a standard but I plan to take cuttings this year and train the as standards (fingers crossed).  I live in the SW Cumbria so the weather isn't too harsh here if a little wet at times. 

What is this?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:21

Looks like mint to me, but not being an expert will be interested to see if anyone else agrees.  

New Veg Bed

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:05

Thanks Dovefromabove.  Yes, I do have the packet, and will try that route.

New Veg Bed

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 11:52

Any thoughts, anyone . . . . 

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