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Latest posts by Lyn

trailing begonias

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 14:38

Put them further back.

 I start mine off in any old rubish compost from old plant pots, used seed compost, etc, start off in seed trays with the compost just around the edge of the corm, not on the top where the shoots will come from.

I store the old compost in a bag through the year and  use for starting off begonia corms and dahlias tubers,  pot on in good compost when shoots are about 3 to 4  inches tall.


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 12:24

Thats what we call a 'bog garden' lovely for primulas and other wet loving plants, 

I had to top mine up this week, water level dropped by 4 inches. No amount of rain is going to fill that up. 

Begonias/ seeds and greenhouse problems -

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 12:19

Have you begonia corms made a start yet Lynn.?


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 12:11

Thanks everyone... the next question would they sound a bit tender and fickle and here is just not the place for fickle..would they stand up to acid soil, high altitudes 960ft and always windy.

As I have 25.00 to spend, world I be better off with something else?

Meomye..sorry to hi jack your thread xx


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:45

Someone sent a gardening voucher to me after mum died for 25.00, I was thinking of buying a Daphne with it, what woud be a nice one tried and tested?.

greenhouse bubblewrap

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:38

I leave mine, insulation works both ways, keeps sun off during summer.

Anti-baby seed starting

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:24

We did exactly the same Dove, 7 year old in the playpen, baby free!

Is that a chair in front of the window, blue onion, he will climb on that whilst you blink!!

self seeder

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:20

If you click on it, its the right way up. Strange how they do that.

Cucumber seedlings dying

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:12

Probably too cold at nights, there is a big big contrast in night and day temps at the moment, sow some more now. 

Plant Id Please

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 15:58

Watch for seeds, you can collect a few sow in late summer/autumn plant out next spring in your garden.

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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