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Latest posts by Lyn

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 23:14

Its Gardengirl, just remembered!

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:38

Thanks Gran

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:54

Thanks go to Victoria for 3 packets of seeds arrived safely today.

I have set the first foxgloves and will save these for Spring.

Could someone be a dear and pass my address and my email address on to gardenmaiden please.

Gardenmaiden, is it you I am doing fuchsias for? 

No pm's on tablet and not time to boot up laptop. Many thanks.

Just saying hello

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:44

Hi John and Gill, nice to see you here.

Dont forget, we can be a nosey lot when it comes to gardens, we may need some piccys, and cakes of course!

Begonia tuber storage

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 10:03

No problem with that K, dont ever seal anything in plastic bags though.

I keep all the old compost from my summer tubs to store the dhalias in but this year I am leaving some in the ground and piling the compost on the top.

The ones I left in last 

year were fine even though we had all that rain.

runner beans

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:58

For me too, there is a lot of work that goes in to a good bean crop, I think new seed is worth it too.

I buy the one that doesnt need bees to polinate, is drought resistant so didnt water this year at all. Fantastic 100% germination and tons of beans


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:53

Unlike here in West Devon Verdun. Cant grow pelagoniums outside, much to damp and windy, all mine are in the conservatories.


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:46

Leylandii is very shallow rooted, we took 28 of them out last winter just with a mattock and iron bar. They were 26 years old so very established.  The roots go accross the top of the ground just under the surface so as you loosen the main trunk just use a pair of loppers to snip them off.

The ground will need some feeding afterwards, we dug another 6ft of grass up and covered the lot in chicken pellets and home made compost. Fantastic flower border now.


Leaky water butt

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:41

Fishy, can you get the tap off it, if so take it down the plumbers, they will fit you up with a washer.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:01

That is a beautiful garden dimwit, my favourite flowers are the humble viola.

I have grown heliotrope from seeds here, the scent is lovely.

Chickys acer is lovely  too.

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