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Lyn Plant-Wells

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Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 17:06

It's not an iPhone it's an iPad. Will try again!


Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:33

Has photo appeared? It's there ok on my screen.


Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:32

Sorry, posted too soon. My neighbour has an unseated shed/greenhouse with shelf and large sloping window. Would these be ok in there if hardened off during the day in the garden? I live on the south coast so usually quite temperate. This is not allowing me to backspace. For unseated read unheated!

Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:28

I first saw this flower in eastern France some years ago. I collected seeds (in small thin pods) last Summer in Chambery and have grown about 10 plants. Silly really as I now have to look after them indoors (no greenhouse.)  they come in various colours.  



Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:54

As an ex Dental Nurse I am sure I have a couple of masks and gloves somewhere! Thanks for taking the time to reply to my post.



Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:57

Great idea. Thanks very much.

Nuss Schnapps

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:49

Just back from France and brought back a bag of green walnuts.

If anyone has green walnuts and likes alcohol, see link below to make this rather unusual drink. I bought a bottle a from the Chartreuse outlet in Voiron but you can get it in the bigger supermarkets.

'Like button'

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:27

Good idea - this site is incredibly helpful and I'm always amazed how quickly I get responses to queries. 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:19

Thanks for your advice guys. My garden is very tiny so don't have a compost heap. I could put it in a container but presumably that would need drainage at the base. The only place it could go is in the corner of my little potager, which is the size of a medium sitting room! 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 00:44

I have been offered chicken bedding/manure (from the floor of a barn where chickens were kept.)  It looks like dryish brown compost with some chicken manure and feathers!  It doesn't have a strong smell - however, would it need to be kept until next year to rot down?

I need to make my raised flower beds and potager a bit deeper so wondered if it would be suitable to mix with soil?

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Discussions started by Lyn Plant-Wells

Plant ID

Tall, exotic looking flower 
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Last Post: 20/12/2014 at 11:37

Nuss Schnapps

Yummy alcoholic drink from green walnuts 
Replies: 1    Views: 164
Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 07:27


Chicken bedding 
Replies: 7    Views: 253
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 14:54

Rotting courgettes

Brown tips How long will a visit to the Doctor Who Experience take? Please allow up to 1.5 hours for a visit. The interactive element will take 30 minutes and the exhibition can take up to an hour. Feel free to stay longer though! 
Replies: 14    Views: 312
Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 09:36

Very leggy Philadelphus

About 10' + 
Replies: 7    Views: 293
Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 20:07

Rose suckers?

Tall shoots with 9 leaves 
Replies: 17    Views: 1054
Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 15:46

Pruning Hankey Pankey

Lots of leaf buds and a couple of flower buds 
Replies: 0    Views: 187
Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 12:03

Pruning 'Hankey Pankey'

Is it too late and how hard to prune? 
Replies: 5    Views: 317
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 17:47

Talkback: Insects and seed heads

Seedheads are great for sheltering insects but earwigs can be a nuisance as they nibble flower petals. However, I have a friend who never k... 
Replies: 0    Views: 149
Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 13:37

Patio cleaner

Green gravel in back garden  
Replies: 1    Views: 472
Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 14:14

Replacement for Hydrangea

Bush rose? 
Replies: 0    Views: 270
Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 13:14

Surviving Geraniums

Tatty looking containers 
Replies: 3    Views: 477
Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 23:48

Surviving Pelargoniums

Looking a bit ropey! 
Replies: 0    Views: 183
Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 12:47


Replies: 4    Views: 327
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 14:14

Massive Hydrangea

How to reduce size 
Replies: 9    Views: 500
Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 16:07
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