London (change)
Today 16°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 8°C


Latest posts by Lyn

FREE Incredicompost.

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 00:31

For free you could put it in a planting hole.

Ordinary mpc only has feed for 6 weeks usually. 

I bought some last year which was supposed to have extra feed but it didnt really last any longer than the ones without.

any ideas what this is?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:11

I have a Samsung tablet and an LG phone, also ipad, all have the tree icon. The iphone doesnt though.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 20:18

Thank you Hostafan, I certainly will.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 11:03

Its lovely here and very warm.

I had a lovely afternoon at hostafans house, they are both lovely people. 

Hosta is an expert gardener, its fantastic there. There is a huge lake, I would pitch a tent and live down there. 

Its only about 16 miles from me, I would love to go again in the summer when a different lot of plants will be out. I will take my tent with me!,

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:34
KEF wrote (see)

Hi Papi Jo

My profile says S. Yorks it used to say a lot more but some time back we found it prudent to not say too much about ourselves 

Well, KEF someone used too!!



Plant /weed IDs

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:08

I would say Nut is correct with the weed. I would take everything out of the container and plant the little variagated shrub in the ground, or at at least a big pot to itself.

Edited to add, you really only need about 4 or 5 grains of slug pellets to do the trick around each hosta.

Digging out leylandi roots

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:02

We cut down and dug out 28 trees, over 25 years old, we used a mattock, crow bar shovel, strong secateurs, it wasnt too bad, they are not deep rooted, you need to feed the ground  up a bit afterwards, I used chicken pellets and home made compost, we planted the border up in the same year, no problems.

Its helpful if you have two people though, as one digs, the other frees up the roots with the secateurs.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:45

These are mine, the first is coming to an end.



Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:38

You could buy trays of sweet peas already grown, I saw some at Heligan today, really thick and bushy about a ft tall.

Wilting dahlia

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:32

I would agree with Verdun, I dont agree with keep feeding plants, my dahlias are started of in any old rubbish compost, from last year tubs or anything that falls off when I repot. When they get planted out they will get some home made compost put round them. 

If you feel you want to feed it, wait until it gets flower buds, if you feed if first you will just get lots of green, try putting it in a bigger pot, depending On how tight the roots are.

Hard gardener me! I like to make my plants work.

Discussions started by Lyn

Mirabilis Longiflora

Replies: 0    Views: 73
Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 19:50


Replies: 6    Views: 169
Last Post: Yesterday at 15:22

anyone have one of these?

Replies: 13    Views: 429
Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 11:32

root trainers v. pots

Replies: 9    Views: 269
Last Post: 18/05/2015 at 11:18


Replies: 9    Views: 241
Last Post: 01/05/2015 at 19:03

calling Gardengirl

Replies: 9    Views: 553
Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 14:15

water lily

pot or not 
Replies: 9    Views: 257
Last Post: 24/03/2015 at 20:03

friend or foe?

Replies: 18    Views: 405
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 18:21

conflicting info.

Replies: 9    Views: 416
Last Post: 22/02/2015 at 09:47

GW weather

Replies: 11    Views: 439
Last Post: 30/01/2015 at 18:21


Replies: 12    Views: 550
Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 00:23

Plant ID please

Replies: 18    Views: 913
Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 00:03

Recommended Books

Replies: 20    Views: 1115
Last Post: 23/12/2014 at 03:54

Common. milkweed

Replies: 5    Views: 651
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 19:15

New pond

Replies: 22    Views: 1039
Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:11
1 to 15 of 28 threads