Latest posts by Lyn

Poor soil after conifers

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:39

We removed a row of conifers, 100' long run, 28 year old trees, the ground looked very parched and bare, we added lots of home made compost, but mainly plenty of chicken manure pellets.

We did that in the winter and planted it up with shrubs and plants the following Spring, perfect.

This is just a small section of it in the September of the same year we planted it up, you'll be surprised how quickly you can get it back good with compost/ manure and chicken pellets I have not fed it since, it's well established now.

Flower id please

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:40

I think that's a Bidens, could be moonlight. 

Bee problem

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:36

Now  is the time to take the cover off and fold it up ready for the winter, if you intend to overwinter anything Is.

The covers go brittle in the hot  sun so best to put it way, then the bees can get to the plants and not get trapped. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 13:42
Hostafan1 says:
 At last.  See original post

  They're lovely Hosta, I'd like to see those.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 13:41

Thanks Papa, old iPad is not to good at that๐Ÿ˜€

They are a beautiful foxglove they are only knee high but perfectly formed so they don't bend over in the wind.

Pond dye

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 11:56

If you have enough plants there's no need to use additives, but then mine  is purely a wildlife pond so wouldn't use anything anyway. My pond water is crystal clear.

Growing succulents from seed (I think I've been diddled)

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 11:41

To be fair Dove, I buy all my seeds from eBay, you know how many I sow a year!  Absolutely everything here is grown from seeds. 

I don't buy from China,  though,  I use Premier Seeds or Just Seeds. Never been let down. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 11:34

these  turned out nice this year, all grown from seeds. 

Digitalis x mertonensis - Summer King

Doesnt matter which way I turn it, it comes out sideways. 

At least the photo facility is back,

Last edited: 19 June 2017 11:35:47

Growing succulents from seed (I think I've been diddled)

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 11:07

They sell all sorts, multi coloured roses, thred colours on a buddliea bush. Clematis seeds which are nothing like.

usually they are from China.


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 10:59

I think so but if you must you can, you may lose the flowers next year though, I always do them immediately after flowering.

Take just the old flowering stems off, try to leave as much new growth as possible.

Last edited: 19 June 2017 11:00:54

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