Latest posts by Lyn

Plant cuttings

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 15:36

I would have planted them back in compost up to the green, or shoulders as we call it.

Show me your Hanging Baskets

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 18:40

I also sow Gypsophila seeds to fill in spaces, pinching them out well to make bushy plants.

Pond planting calculations

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 18:29

I had made a post on this thread earlier, but got the dreaded error message so gave up.

i actually said....just bung in whatever you fancy and if they get too big in two years time oik them out. Put in plenty of oxygenators, you can always thin out later, I started off with two different types, only ten strands of each, last year and this I will be filling the compost bin with it.

you can have plenty of mine if you want, and I think Hosta has offered some water lilies? 

shows how different we work Jeff😀

!!Surprise Surprise!!

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 15:21

My 'estate' has far too many pheasants, they've picked all the heads of the primroses, and today I've got a partridge to help them do just that.

Is buying plugs cheating?

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 15:18

I usually grow everything for my baskets and tubs from seeds, as well as watching them grow, I just couldn't afford to buy that much, but this year I want surfinia and tumbelina   petunias, they don't grow from seeds, well, I think surfinia do but very expensive, so I have given in and ordered the small plugs, I can bring them on, plenty of time as I won't be planting out until end of May.

So no, it's not really cheating to buy plugs, you still have to treat them right to get them to grow for you.

dont expect an instant garden from them though, if you follow Obe's advice, they will be good for the summer.

I don't buy bigger plants as I know I can grow what I need from seed and cuttings, may have to wait for a year in the case of perennials, but I can wait. 

Help identifying plant

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:35

Same here aym, they tangle around other plants, they completely choked a delphinium and the roots do go extremely deep.

Not something I would want to knowingly plant.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 20:43

No I haven't, should really, you know what it's like when you live in a place, you just dont go, well, I don't.😀😳

I do go to Eden and Heligan very often though as my daughter lives very close to both.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 16:28

Sorry, should have said before { edit facility doesn't work}  I don't cut the flower stem off, just shake into my hand, when they fall away on their own they are ripe and ready for sowing. 

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 16:26

I dont collect them anymore unless anyone wants them. I bought the seeds in the first place, now I just leave them to self sow.

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