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Latest posts by Lyn

Kill Grass and Weeds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 00:23

Thats the one Nut, i had a dyslexic moment there!.

Kill Grass and Weeds

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:38


Camera Corner

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:33

Water feature at Trewithan gardens.

The rhodos, magnolias, pieris and camelia were fantastic, Cornwall is known for these.

It was quite foggy but  created a wonderful atmosphere.


greenhouse advice

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:12
Luubear wrote (see)

Thanks for all your feedback! It seems that it may be a lot of hassle as our garden gets a fair bit of wind and all the locations I can put it aren't entirely sheltered.

so after reading all your replies I have seen a secondhand 6x4 polycarb steel frame greenhouse for sale and going to pick it up Saturday. The zip ups ones seemed to all be around £30-£40 and this secondhand polycarb I'm picking up is costing me £40... It seemed a reasonable enough gamble, plus it's a lot heavier. The place where I'm planning to put it is to slot over a raised bed, do you think this will work? Sorry for changing the subject! 


Here's a picture of my proposed sight:

Placing it over here will mean the raised bed frame is on the inside so the soil won't touch the greenhouse. I will put a slab down in the middle where I've trodden it down. Also, the front two length of wood will come off so I'm not stepping over them to get in!

It will still need a solid base of some sort and be screwed to it, poly ones blow over as well. Maybe cement some bricks in around the edge to bolt it down on.

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:40

I do the same as Dave, remove some middle branches right out.

Overgrown Clematis

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:25

I cut a montana back like that last year after it flowered, it was very old and woody, last year it grew long stems and this year I am sure it will flower.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 23:28

I agree with SH, just put them anywhere you like in the garden, mine are all over the place, sun, shade, they go on fine, you can dig them up in the Autumn and use in your tubs.

Dont worry where you post anything, we 

read the lot!.

Iris Reticulata. Gordon Fletcher

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 23:23

Carol klien said they dont flower again in this country, something about them needing to be baked in the sun. I am going to put mine out in the garden, nothing lost is there, worth a try?

Strawberry beds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:43

Or just put a cloche over! wonder if we will ever hear again from the OPer

Strawberry beds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 07:36

Fried or hard boiled strawberries just doesnt sound right some how.

Discussions started by Lyn


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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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