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Latest posts by Lyn

Cauliflower conundrum

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:50

Can you ear the flowers then, ?

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 23:06

Agree with fb, they are tough little wotsits get them out quick and they will flower for you in Sept/oct. Leave them then cut them down after the seeds have dropped or next spring and they will grow to 7ft next year.

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:45

I just love whatever grows for me, my plants choose me, not the other way round.

I cant afford to buy very much so lidls do for me, whatever colours they come. Mine is a cottage garden so anything goes, but i can understand the problem when you are trying to lay out a formal one.

In general i think lidls are ok.



Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:38

Chop them back to a few inches from the ground, you will probably get a lovely late show.

Bird Food Suppliers

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:15

Then of course, I have seen squirrels and the ocasional straight tailed variety up on the feeders.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:07

Mine are no where near flowering, dont worry you will have a lovely show right up to autumn.

Hungry beaks?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:07

Mine too, I use a 2ltr jug full of seeds, mixed with sunflower hearts, thats in the feeders, then 2 fat ball a day, every other day I use a suet block, they cost me a forune, but I love the reward of mums bring baby birds to feed when they are out of the nests.

Mr and Mrs pheasant came the other day with her brood, she has 10 and a week later they are all still going, unusual that nothing has had them, they are wonderful parents.

Bird Food Suppliers

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 01:42

I buy the suet blocks from Amazon, 7.99 for 10, post free if you buy 2 boxes.comes in 2 or 3 flavours, birds love them all.

If you buy fat balls, please dont use the net bag, i have had to cut birds free after getting feet and beaks caught in them

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 01:27

I would love a cutting of the trailing rosemary, its good for bees and looks lovely in an urn type tub,

I will send you my address tomorrow, many thanks.

I amgoing to try and save seeds of the Stachys, lambs ears, good for bees and lovely and furry.


I will be doing roots in Sept so i will post photos later of what I have.

I have got the tall Echium seeds now, so will be posting soon, also some pretty double pink aquilegia seeds and a few white ones.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 23:54

I can collect these later Cerinthe bee magnets


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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.....

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extra nitrogen

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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

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Any one know what this is?

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