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Latest posts by Lyn

Leaking pond liner

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 01:58

I have just loaded a marvelous little book onto my kindle by Alex Sally who builds large ponds for wildlife areas parks etc, he is very knowledgable, its a very good read, but apart from that, there is a link at the end of the book for a company selling liners and the underliner giving 10% off. It worked out much cheaper than Amazon and was delivered very quickly post free. Thats if you are looking to buy a new liner. Also, if you use their recommended underliner, it is guaranteed for 35 years, The company is called Bradshaws Direct.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 01:49

I was very proud of my mullion moth caterpillers on the verbascum, only to look on the homepage here where they say destroy them with sprays, why ever do that?



Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:51

Thank you Bekkie, I have to go on laptop for pm, tablets dont do it

I will pm tomorrow.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:31

I have taken photo's of the perenials I will be splitting and rooting later.

I dont find basil does well once opened for too long, and definitely not parsnips. 

I will have a gorgeous yellow aquilegia, direct from the Eden project, somehow a seed head just fell into my bag as I walked passed it!

Another plant ID please!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:23

I had Goditia like that last year.

seedling id

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 02:13

Close up they both look the same to me, both quite furry, is that a few white fly on the second leaf up on the left? 

Would wallflower or forget me nots be that big at the moment? I am not sure but Nut is usually correct.


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 02:07

How lovely, I had some caterpillers from the mullion moth on my verbascum, but the home page of this site says to spray them and kill them, I was carefully working around them, quite proud I had got them.

seeds in compost

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 01:58

And if you can get the men in your family to water the compost, so much the better!!

I dont put anything to do with potato or tomato on  my compost bins because however long you leave it, they will shoot up all over the garden. We fuss about with our tomato plants but just watch one free in the garden. Romps away.

Mike is right about keeping it turned, it will also deter rats, they hate to be disturbed. We only do ours once a week or so .

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 01:50

Good post Mike, I live on the edge of Dartmoor where they used to burn it off, because it kills everything, and I think its poisonous to sheep, havent seen it done for a few years now, dont think they are allowed, but it definitely killed off chunks of our conifer, it s not the same as the ferns and the spores can cause cancer, I wouldnt have it around children when it releases them. 


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 01:38

Verduns right, they flower right through till first frosts, so plenty of time for more buds to come and they will be stronger plants for it too.

Discussions started by Lyn

Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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