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Latest posts by Lyn

what compost ?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:58

I think the reason some people have had bad germination rate is the change in temperature from day to night.  Its been very cold here, even on warm days.

I have tried a lot of different ones and agree with Bas, theres not much to choose between them.

I am using Erin, with peat, obviously as its Irish, the seeds do well.

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:49

Us or Monty David?


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:48

I assume Lorraine has sowed these seeds this Spring, this being their first year.

I am just not one for feeding constantly, each to his own, Verdun.

Flumpy, i am almost in Cornwall, 5 miles from the border, my daughter is though so whenever we have a day out, its always in Cornwall.

 That reminds me, must get passport up to date!  Verdun can explain about that!!!



Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:32

As stonemasons, we always say not to take stone out of it home, marble is to be kept in hot dry countries, even in Britain, sandstone and limestone are best left where they form naturally. Same with plants.

Did you see the photos Dove? 

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:23

It wasnt long ago when Monty said never try to grow anything that doesnt belong in this country. Whats the point in groinv stuff that you know grows in hot dry countries, and there he is doing exactly that.

I lovd Monty, dont get me wrong, but sometimes I cringe at the things he does, and newbie gardeners will do just that and it wont work.

Saying that, he and Carol have been my greatest insprirations, just need to read between the lines a bit.

He is right about the water though, a lot of people come unstuck watering veg plots, if you cant stand with the hose sprinkling for hours, then best left.

Back from holiday with most of my plants alive - hurrah!

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:13

Have you got verbena as well, If not I could send you some. Its wild here I need to dig it out.

ID on giant wasp

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 02:24

This was definitely it...the article says they havent yet arrived!

There were no spots just plain band of stripes, That was no ordinary hornet,

I  agree with Verdun, we do need to kill certain creatures, if we didnt, we wouldnt  be here in a few years time..vermin for instance, 2000 from one pair in a year, we would soon be overun with them, another plague epidemic. If these wasps are going to kill bees, then they have to be eradicated.


ID on giant wasp

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:49

He was a big beast. I put him out, if I see another I will kill it!

Are they just down here Verdun?

Newbie gardener

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:25

Hi Poppy, nice to have you here, I bought my hellebores from Hayloft online but some other people dont like the.

Most would rule out T and M. If you only want one plant you may be better going to a gardeen centre or nursery and choosing. If you dont mind smaller ones, like i prefer, Hayloft will sell them nearer the Autumn. They will need potting up and caring for a while. I am griwing mine from seeds but dont expect flowers until next spring or even the one after. 



tv programmes

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:17

If you have sky just type in gardening In the search box and they will show on the menu, some are on demand so i think you need Sky + for that or is it just internet conection? I am not too techi!

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