Latest posts by Lyn

Best tasting tomatoes grown in hydro pots

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:05

This is a nice one, Jersey Devil, no Pips, skins very easily and gorgeous on toast with salt and pepper,

alos growing Sweet Million, living up to its name, there are so many, I just pick them off and eat them. Growing Roma as always, all doing very well this year.

What am I growing??!!

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 11:57

I always leave the dead heads on the hydrangeas, cut off in March or April, the dead heads protect the new buds from frost.  Then you cut the whole head back to a big new bud, that will give flowers for the same year. 

The one in the little black pot won't do a lot, the pot is too small, they are hungry plants and prefer to be planted out in the garden. 

Identifying a plant

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 11:50

Sounds like a Vanilla Fraise Hydrangea .

Is this a Salvia?

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 11:41

It's an Agastache, does it smell of Lavender? 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 11:34

Hosta, didn't you do just that when we went out😀😀😀

securing a wooden obelisk

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 12:17

Here in our very windy garden garden everything has to be secure, we ram 3' posts, about 3 x 3" wood, in the ground as far as to leave a foot showing and fix this to obelisks or arches. 

Best shredder for very large borders

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 12:07

Blimey PP, that's a lot of money for new blade, ours was £25.00. You can turn them over and re use, but you can't sharpen then,

we bought ours in2011 and only bought a new blade last year. 

This is ours, wouldn't be without it here, got so much to chip up. 

Mutant Dahlia

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 11:56

Love the sunflowers, it's called Fasciation,  There's a thread on here somewhere with other photos. 

Hanging baskets

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 11:47

Not worth bothering now to treat baskets with vine weevil killer, they're mostly all annuals and are on the way out anyway, just check when you empty the old  soil into your compost bin, pick them out and put out for the birds. 

Too early to take cuttings?

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 10:03

Try your Penstemons in water, they root very quickly, I'm just potting up a second lot.

Discussions started by Lyn

Lyn & Hostafans day out

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Hostafans View

A little bit of Heaven 
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Pricking out cosmos

No more leggy seedlings 
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Birthday thread

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Birthday thread

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Clary 'Blue Denim'

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Clary 'Blue Denim'

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Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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