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Latest posts by Lyn

caterpillars on broccoli

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 15:04

About the only thing I know of is to pick them off by hand and squish.

Its a good idea to put a very fine mesh cage over them to stop the butterfly laying eggs on the leaves.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 14:59

I got yours yesterday Victoria, planted up and looking good. Thank you so much.

I have some very dark blue delphiniums collected now.

Andy, I have some delph seeds and am waiting to catch some white foxglove seeds, maybe some apricot ones later.



Front Garden Stars

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:13

Victoria, could you describe how a plant looks when its about to throw up?

I think it may well survive, put it in some new compost and tuck it away. Dont feed it though.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:07

No harm in trying those seeds, drop them in a little pot of comost, nothing lost.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:01

I would like a root of that please, can you get it flatish, it will go for 90p in a large letter.

I have your seeds ready, havent got your address, I didnt keep it from when you sent to me before.

Victoria, i think they are better taken from roots like you did the geums, they will then be big plants by next year and will flower. Seeds wont flower till the following year.

Jan, if you want the dianthus seeds, can you send a message letting me know your address please.

 i have posted 4 different lots today, I just hope the right things went to the right person!! 


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:52

Retiring? If you are anything like me you will work harder at home than you ever did at work.

Oh what a Bargain!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:42

If you are ever down this way you would be most welcome to look around mine Victoria.

Lovely rose, great bargain.

The best I can do for bargains is J.Parkers sales, I have some lovely shrubs and trees all 1.99 each.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:32

Lovely flowers, especially the Veronicas.

The comos, I think, is one of the best late summer flowering plants fills a nice big space with its ferny green and lovely bee magnet flowers.

Charlies Allium looks more like the Drumstick , my Christophii was over long ago.



Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:16

definitely no underwear on hot days, top clothing is too much

Its only been 23c here and giving 17/18 next week.

At the moment its hammering down with rain and thunder rumbles.

I read that for every 30mtr above sea level you knock off 1 degree, we are 3 times that so probably 20 or so here.

Anyone addicted?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:44

Me neither, I agree with Salino about the non gardening stuff, I dont like it, and havent the time for it.

 I like the seed swaps and gardening info, there are lots of general forums on the net for general chat.

I pop in to see the photos every so often and will ocasionaly post one if think I can make a contribution.

The site is not mobile friendly, no private message no typing box etc, that makes it worse for me.

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