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Latest posts by Lyn

Another ID

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:36

It would benefit from having the top bit of growth pinched out to the next set of leaves.

Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:34

I use compost bags as well.  Dont make the drain holes in the bottom, make them about 2inches up, that way the bag will hold some water in a drought.

Fuschia Cutting's

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 23:30

I think they are best put in water on the windowsill later in the year, try September. I usually do 200 or so, all take well but not in the hot weather.

sweet pea problem

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 23:25

I am also in Devon, had similar problem, I think its been to hot they need gallons of water, thats all. Rain, heavy and thunder due for the next unforseeable future, they will be ok then.


Stachys Byzantina, Lambs Ears

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 23:21

My daughter grows this purposely so that the children she looks after can stroke it, never had a problem.

What is my plant

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 23:16

Photo hasnt worked. Click on the tree icon then follow instructions.


Posted: 25/06/2014 at 18:39

I have never overwintered an annual cosmos but you do overwinter the Chocolate one, its a perennial.

gardening for a living

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 18:33

Kevin, I would take you on tomorrow if you lived here and teach you the basics, unfortunately, I am right down in Devon.


Talkback: How to grow wallflowers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 10:51

I read somewhere, ( on the net) that you shouldnt grow wallflowers in the same place as last year because of club root, as they are members of the brasicca family, does anyone think this is true?

Mine were in the same place , the same plants for 2 years running and I just dug them out to make way for other plants.

gardening for a living

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 10:36

If any of you wannabe gardeners live near me, I would love to employ you.

I enquired for someone to cut the lawns,  general help weeding etc. Young chap, about 26 fed up with his day job wanted £20.00 per hour, So I struggle on!

Seems there is plenty of money in gardening, but it is hard work when you do a full day of it, I can vouch for that.

Discussions started by Lyn

Common. milkweed

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New pond

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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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

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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