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Latest posts by Lyn

Autumn lawn maintenance visit

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 17:35

Thank you, may be money well spent then.

I am going around digging bits up here and there, flowers are nicer really than grass.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 17:30

I have some of those little variagated euonymous in pots, they would do, and I am hoping for some carex seeds to come up on the seed swap thread. As you can see from this pic, there is lots of hiding places, the conifer just to the left is huge, the elecricity company had to come and take the top out as it was touching the lines, which was a great pity, it was a magnificent tree. But, underneath is a huge space that I have filled with logs and dead grasses, for nesting.



Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:09

I think sand Fishy, I read in the instructions that the guarantee isnt valid unless you follow it. Its from the same place as ours and we have put sand just in the bottom, where the most weight will be.

Can you get a bag from a builders yard, its only a couple of squid.

Have you got an old rug, (dont take the one from the bedroom, she'll kill you) or a piece of old underlay, that would do.Paper wont be enough, IMO that is.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 15:57

How long does it take for a hydrangea seed to grow into a shrub?


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:29

We have certainly have some rain, pond filled in no time. I have just ordered those plastic baskets from Tesco, to keep the plants together.

phlox paniculata

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

I have never grown them from seeds, mine were bare roots from Parkers.

Made big flowering plants this summer, the seeds, we can only try. I will sow them in the greenhouse, then probably bring them in the conservatory, I dont really know yet.

Fuschia Rust on Cuttings

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:22

Throw them away, in the bin not the compost heap. You could spray your main plants with rose fungus spray, do it from the underneath of the leaves.(if you use sprays). It works on fuchsias.

Talkback: How to make a rock garden in a trough

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:20

I have a lovely old granite trough at the bottom of the garden too heavy to bring it up top. Everytime I see a thread on these I want to do it. Perhaps Bekkies OH could lift it

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:15

Fishy, I have honesty seeds you can have, too late to sow now, but next May/June for flowering the following year, unless Vic has already sorted them!

I will probably have some plants next Spring cos they self seed everywhere in my daughters garden, 

Talkback: How to grow marginal pond plants

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:36

black crates here

Discussions started by Lyn

New pond

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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