Latest posts by Lyn

Pinching out growing tips

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 18:46

Are you sure they are campanula, which type, they look like verbena bonariensis.

if they are verbena you can cut then right down.they look woody for campanula, but then I don't know all the different types.


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 12:23

Two of them out at tMorwenstow snapped right off at the ground a couple  of years ago in the wind.


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 12:12



Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:03

Terrifically windy here, I am scared to walk in the garden, lift up one foot to take a step and practically bowled over. Maybe losing some weight wasnt a good idea after all.

Tea with Hosta later, no going out though, maybe make it as far as the polytunels. 

chilli seed

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 09:53

I always use seeds from a red pepper from shop. I find they germinate very quickly straight from plant to compost.

Plant care

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:45

I could suggest that when you prune the hydrangea that you cut the stems into more of a ball shape, rather than all one height. Up to you of course.

Plants for cracks is paving stones

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:25

Aubretia is nice, you can get lots from a packet of seeds and mine has bloomed almost all year round.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:19

Just a little aside. If anyone wants to put a link on, all you need to do is touch the space bar once and it becomes the link, if not, people have to copy and paste in in the search box which is a bit fiddly on iPads or tablets. 

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:10

The butterflies and bees love them.

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:00

I have done both, doesnt seem to make any difference. If they flowered last year, you may find you have thousands of little plants come up, but not until April or May. You can them plant these wherever you want new plants.

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