Latest posts by Lyn

Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: Yesterday at 20:34

I bought three of these from J.Parkers sale about four years ago, I couldn't believe how big they grew, the flower spikes are about five feet tall, and the plants are huge, they happened to be two whites and a pink one.

They are in full sun all day, never been watered or fed apart from mulched in the Autumn. I cut the flower stalks off when they get so tatty I can't bear them anymore.😀

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: Yesterday at 12:59

Found it! 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: Yesterday at 12:46

Had a storm last night that went on for two hours, apparently was 76 strikes per minute. Although it was in Plymouth Sound, these good view was from St Austell about 30 miles away. Was also seen very well from Exmoor.

Oops,  wrong vid, will come back in a mo😀

Last edited: 27 May 2017 12:47:36

Totally tangerine/achillea walther funcke

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 23:58

I haven't got that particular one, just a bog standard yellow, and a peachy coloured one, neither grow that big, even though the yellow has been in the ground for five years. 

Totally tangerine/achillea walther funcke

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 21:02

I think you mean 60cm. 😀

What is this?

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 18:33

Can be cleared by painting with methylated spirits. 


Posted: 26/05/2017 at 18:31

You need great patience to grow perennials from seeds, to produce a good plant takes a couple of years, I grow everything from seeds and the sectret is forward planning, I'm now thinking of what I need in two years time.😀

You can grow some annuals in the meantime, not this year, but to bear in mind for the future.


Posted: 26/05/2017 at 16:25

Oh yes, they would have been better kept in pots, and potted on as they got bigger, think of how you would buy a plant in the garden centre, probably filling a six inch pot.

runner beans

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 10:42

That's because you planted out a bit early, the leaves go white when they're too cold. Probably colder at nights, did you harden them off, although saying that, I'm hardening mine off and still won't plant out until first week in June.


Posted: 26/05/2017 at 10:37

Did you wait until they were big plants in pots, little ones don't survive too well, I'm about to plant mine out that were grown begining of last year, if you get a big pot full of roots they stand better chance of survival and less prone to slug attack.

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