Latest posts by Lyn

First time greenhouse

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:42

I srewed 2 eyelets into the wall with a rope round the lot, next morning after windy night, the rope was still intact but the frame and cover were down the garden. Good if you rope down well and site in a vety sheltered spot. They get very wet inside so look out for mould or rotting on your plants and keep well ventilated. Be careful when you zip it up, they pull out from the sides.

Apart from that, they are ok, better than nothing for hardening off your plants.

Window boxes

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:24

You need to add some height to your baskets, all trailing plants could look a bit flat.  Try an upright fuchsia in the middle or geranium.  I feed mine with a tomato plant feed, but anything with high potash content will do. That brings more flowers on your plants.  Be ruthless with the dead heading and they will keep blooming.  They dry out very quicly in the warm weather so be prepared to water early morning and again at night.

I have attached a photo of mine from last year, all home grown from seed.except the fuchsia, that was a cutting.


Square Foot Raised Gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:10

You could buy the Lidl cheapo compost, its only 2.00 a bag, mix with garden soil and chuck in a bit of bonemeal or chicken pellets.

Making portuguese laurel bushy

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:06

The only way is to cut them shorter, all stems, side shoots as well. They will then grow out shoots from the bottom. When I planted mine, i chopped them down on planting, but never to late with laurel, they will grow loads more this year and soon catch up.


Cytisus plant - will it recover?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:01

When broom is in season, kissing's in reason.

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:01

I am fortunate enough to have Sky tv, plenty of gardening progs going around in a loop, I can watch one a day.

The bbc put gardeners world on and loads of people slag off Monty Don.  I have even read on here that certain people wont be watching Chelsea this year because Monty is presenting, so if ratings go down for that, there will be another prog lost eventually.They cant win.

Non Flowering Plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:32

None of these are out yet in my garden, give them a bit longer its been a cold wet spring. Unless as Dave says, you pruned at the wrong time!.

Gardeners' World Magazine April 2014 Issue

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:08
Steve 309 wrote (see)

But then, if you shop at Tesco you're supporting the biggest supermarket chain in the country whose small supermarkets are trying to put small local shops out of business - and succeeding!  But I s'pose the same goes for Sainsbury's (where I shop cos it's convenient) and t'others....

Spot on, also get my RAC subs from them as well. Couldnt afford it otherwise, and we dont have small shops anywhere remotely near me.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:03

Mine are still in the greenhouse, I wont put them out until its warm. I dont think they are completely frost hardy, my daughter puts her pots in a plastic greenhouse over winter, i dont know where I will put 50 of them though! I will keep some in the conservatory, they are so cheap I think about 4.00 for 50 so if I lose some in the winter it wont matter too much.


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 20:53

If you google 'aphid attack on conifers' you will find several links about this.  Looks like your hedge has had it!. Sorry! is a good site for info on this.


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