Latest posts by Lyn

Unknown bush

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 21:56

I've got one similar it's Salvia coccinea, but as Dove says there as so many.

Are these a bunch of aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 18:56

Transplant them around the garden, they don't like much messing about so don't bother to try potting them up, they are quite tough,

Direct sowing of dahlia and other seeds

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 14:02

I wouldn't try direct sowing of dahlias, start them off in pots and plant out when they are bigger, think it's a bit late now, they will keep for next March.  Just my opinion, that's what I'd do but it's up to you. 

What plant to use to underplant roses

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 13:57

Am I the only one who likes roses on their own, I don't like anything around them. 

Alliums qu

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 13:54

I would get those two out from the Hydrangea, in a year or two the Hydrangea will be very big and you won't see them, they are best planted together, so I would have put the whole lot of 8 in a small space.

Mine seem to have multiplied here, the drumstick type are a nuisance as they seed everywhere. I don't like them but they get absolutely covered in bees, so that's why I leave them.

As said before, deeper the better, they need to be deep to take the weight of their heads. 

Propagating Fuchsias

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 19:55

I do mine in water, if they have flowers or buds just pick them off. I find they don't take so well in mid summer, they will root in water but don't like to grow on in heat, so I do them in September.

When they've rooted, pick out the middles, unless you want a standard, then it's best to look for a shoot with three leaves instead of two.

doesnt matter about trimming to a leaf node, they grow in water cut anywhere. 


Posted: 28/05/2017 at 19:50

Astrantias will self seed and grow lots of extra plants. I always grow from seed,s never took cuttings so not sure about that.

Geums, you can usually just scrape away the soil and tease a piece of root off. 

Bolting rhubarb

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 15:14

Oh! Is that what you're supposed to do, I cut the whole flower stem off from the bottom.😳

Burnt grass after using weed and moss killer

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:55

I use the same thing and my lawn is beautiful at the moment,   needs a cut, but really green, a couple of weeks ago the moss and weeds had turned black and looked awful, 

this garden was just a corner of a field so you can imagine what it was like when  we first started, there has never been turf or seed put on it, or any weed, feed  and moss killer, until this past couple of years, so,just to prove grass will always grow whatever you do, unless you use weed killer of course.

dont get upset, wait and see.

Skeleton Flower/Umbrella Leaf

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:46

No Fairy, just the little characters that lived in the woods and did naughty thingsπŸ˜€πŸ˜’

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