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Latest posts by Lyn

Chocolate cosmos

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 15:15

Hi Rock, I havent grown them but this is a good site to go by. 

aldi perennials

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 11:41

I havent this year but have done in the past. Best to put in compost in pots and keep in an unheated greenhouse until May, they should show signs of top  growth then.

Sweet William

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:59

They get plagued with tiny shiny green leaf beetles, they make the holes. you may see them and kill them, but they dont last long and the new leaves in the Spring will come out ok, if you can put up with it for now. You cant split them. each is one plant, nothing to split. 

Garden pests are a way of life, if you are willing to share with them, they will go away, probably only to be replaced by another pest!!!

Thats gardening for you.  xx

Photos of the garden today

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:48

white Lenten Rose from seeds sown in 2013, planted out 2014.




Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:27

Thank you Lesley. They will do that if you don't keep on top of them. Gardening for relaxation, I think not!!!

Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:19

I love it, from its first bright green shoots to its bright, blousy gaudiness. I purposely planted it when I first did this border about 3 years ago, I do, however, keep the clumps controlled or it would run riot. I find it very easy to get out.



new trees?

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:01

If they are in pots you can plant anytime, if bare roots, pot them up until you are ready. They will need watering well in pots though.

Conservatory Plants

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 12:59

Not Dahlias, they are best outside.0ne of ours is only single glazed so can get cold at night, I just use if for Lilly, Geraniums,fuchsias begonias etc. would like to sow something exotic for in there but I don't think any plant would like the extreme change in temp on a single glazed unit.

I may try my new Canna just up from seeds.

Edited to add a couple of pics, this does take more than a hour every single day to maintain though, so if you haven't the time, I wouldn't recommend it!


Thoughts please

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:08

We have a Cornish shovel and a Devon spade, I did try 'go faster' stripes round them but they still only work as fast as I can!

No make on them, they came from the farmers shops donkeys years ago, 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:01

Couldnt leave this thread with 666 comments!!!

Yesterday I made a start cutting down the clematis and roses.

Discussions started by Lyn

calling Gardengirl

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water lily

pot or not 
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friend or foe?

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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Plant ID please

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Recommended Books

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Common. milkweed

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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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