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Latest posts by Lyn

Sweet Pea thread

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:07

I am on my second attempt at sowing the perenial seeds, no luck with either, when did you all sow your seeds?.

Rocket problem

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:36

I sowed my rocket seeds last autumn and overwintered in cold frame, they are short stocky plants because i picked the middles out, perhaps you didnt?

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 23:03

Seems they are just a plant for mums and grans then!.  Mine are in a pot and are up only about one inch. Maybe when I am older?

Tomato Plant indoors

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:45

You dont feed them until they have made a first lot of flowers, then Tomorite or similar.  If you feed it before it flowers it will say 'no need to flower, i am doing well on food now'  the idea is to keep it hungry and then it thinks ' better get on and set seeds for future generations before i die' just like any other annual.

What's this plant?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:26

Perhaps someone can put this up as a link, please.

Sounds like it could be japanese knotweed.

Help uploading pictures

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:21

Have you got as far as choosing and clicking upload, it sometimes takes a long while to load depending on how big your piccy is. When its ready, the pic will show then you have to click where it says save.

TV gardening programmes

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

You may need sky tv, its on the Drama channel.

Lupin from seeds

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:10

I grow lots of lupins as someone said, you can scrounge seeds and they will germinate in anything. I dont plant mine out the first year though, I keep them in a cold greenhouse, just for. a bit of protection, young lupins dont always like the first winter out.h

I am planting mine out now and I know they will bloom this year.

We are all different though, with different ideas, depending on where we live,  its a bit of trial and error really till you find what suits you.


If you want lupins that will flower well all this summer, try the pixie annuals. They go on blooming till autumn if you dead head regularly.  Mind out for slugs though.

Disappearing bulbs

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 18:55

I fear the manure may be the problem, I have thousands of bulbs here, been in for more than 20 years, never fed, rubish soil, bulbs store all they need in themselves. I would also suggest digging them up and having a look, if they are not chewed, try planting them somewhere else.

what to do with school gardens during holidays

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 18:45

Thhis is the problem with non gardening teachers, it sounds good at the time but they dont think ahead.

Even if you buy a watering system,  no one can go in and weed, chop back or dead head so the plants will be finished anyway.

Is there nobody that could go in and open the gates for a couple of days a week.

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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

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