Latest posts by Lyn

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:57

You seem to have a captive audience here Mike, keep posting, you made your 'last post' thread on the other site, so stick it out here.

To be honest, i dont think these sympathy threads do a site much good, they sometimes flame bait, just grow a thicker skin and k

eep posting.


would never click the ignore button on anybody, but some people  do, thats up to them.

Growing in tea bags

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:41

Its because b & q used to grow everything in polystyrine trays, they are going for a bio degradable material. (Only the material the bag is made of not the tea bag) 

Just imagine buying a 25kg sack of tea to use as compost,  hell, thats one big car boot. Not to mention the cost!!!


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 01:14

Mine are not very big yet, perhaps they are just not up yet, i dont think slugs eat them.

Weed ID

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 01:02
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Maybe it could be tackled best by starting in australia

You made me chukkle there Nut, do they get it roots up do you think.

I dont know why that gardener on TV should have said that about. Breaking the stems then poisoning, seems she was wrong!!.


My Seedlings

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 00:47

If they are leggy, like a bit stretched, just curl them round in the new module or pot until they are buried almost up to the leaves. Its easier to do this if you put just a tiny bit of compost in the pot then curl up the plant and carefully tuck the compost round it. I will post a photo tomorrow.

I kept my honesty in until warmer, then hardened off through the summer,

Plant in their positions in the garden about September, they will over winter in the ground and flower next Spring.

Growing in tea bags

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 00:37

As i read it, they are not using tea, just the bag to hold together a coir type fibre medium.


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:38

They do take a long time to grow, i sow in modules with a pinch of seed in each one, no need to prick out then.


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:32

Very good, well done. For a first try they are super plants.

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:29

Is the first a sedum, bit early for them to flower, I thought they had fleshy leaves as well, is it a euphorbia?

My Seedlings

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:16

Foreward planning there Mike, Honesty ready for flowering next year. Be careful of cold nights at the moment.

My honesty is flowering now, some came mauve, some are white, very pretty and its the only thing, apart from prims and daffs thats flowering in my garden just now.

When you come to potting up your cosmos, you can curl it right up in the new pots, right up to the shoulders of the seedling, then when they are taller, pinch out the tops and they will shoot out from the sides, also, pick off a

ny buds till the plant is a good size.

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