Latest posts by Lyn

Designing a colour scheme

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 11:37

Papa Jo, don't ever think that my explosion in a paint factory way of gardening is easier, everything here is grown from seeds and cutting, begged borrowed or stolen, we'll sort of๐Ÿ˜€

I am out there all day everyday to keep it in control, that's only a small border compared with 100' long one on the other side. It's a constant round of seed sowing, in preparation for two years time, or cutting taking,  then there's the grass, don't even want to think about that yet.๐Ÿ˜€

Seems we have similar situations raisingirl, I'm on the West side of Dartmoor, Atlantic winds and always in the clouds.

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 09:03

Maybe Fishy is right by putting them outside, I haven't done that, I wait for the seedling  to show them put them in out in the cold GH.  No one covers them or gives them warmth when they self seed in the garden.

Try a few both ways, see what works for you, but they don't need a radiator or a propagator.

Designing a colour scheme

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 08:51

I started off very much like you, but now mine's array of colour like the explosion in a paint factory look, my garden is quite hard to tame but seems to take on its own colours with the seasons.

in the late Spring there are pale colours, pinks, lilac and blues.  That is from Foxgloves, giant Echiums and Delphiniums.Then later the hot colours. That's from Helenium, rudbeckia, sea holly, and some bright annuals to fill in spaces,

I never plan a colour scheme but I know lots of people do.  If it grows for me, then that's the plant for me. It's a battle to grow anything up here so I'm grateful for any, and I just love love a bright gawdy pink next to a bright orange! 

This is June.

These are end of September 

Help identifying please :)

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 23:11

2. Aquilegi, wild violet and forget me nots I think.

Pesky Squirrels

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 19:18
Hostafan1 says:

Lyn, You'll be thrilled to know...... I've got a fuchsia.  One of Hubby's clients gave it to him last summer. It's got little shoots already.

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 Chop it right down if it's got new shoots, which one is it?

Pesky Squirrels

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 15:53
Hostafan1 says:

indeed so. Remember all those lovely " animal rights people" releasing mink into the wild? Ask the otters and river fish how pleased there were about it.

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 They let mink out from close to where you live and one jumped on the back of my friends pea hen when she was sitting on her eggs, horrible things they should never have Let them out, so much damage done at the time. It was before you moved there.

Feeding Wisteria

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 15:43

We have the same. We clean it with the pressure washer with the patio attachment, much gentler, doesn't splash dirty water everywhere and cleans very well.


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 08:49

The only reason you grow something hard and tight is to get it to flower prematurely, any plant, if in distress will flower, the have too to preserve the genes And hopefully produce their seed. So keep it pot bound, chuck a load of feed onto it and it will flower, whether that's fair to the plant or not, I don't know.

I do know that they grow better, stronger plants if they are in the open ground, but only in the warmer areas. 


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 00:42

I often wonder how being pot bound really works, they grow in half acre diameter pots in Cornish gardens, how do they restrict root growth? 

The calm before the storm

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 00:33

No problems here, it's been a glorious day. West Devon/East Cornwall.

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