Latest posts by Lyn

My Lobelia isn't flowering

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 09:41
I don't pinch out lobelia, just let it trail.


Posted: 21/04/2016 at 09:21
I think there are a lot of people that need to be out gardening instead of tv watching, listening to every word and pronouciation, and letting it get them riled.
Life's too short for that, IMO anyway.
Perhaps some lessons on the use of the apostrophe would be good, because I havent got a clue.
It's as well not many of you know me, I would definitely be the devils spawn in the English department.
Just as well we are mostly of an age where we won't have to put up with for a lifetime. so.. We won't need to put up with it for very long.
Every time there's a thread on a forum like this, I feel that every word I write will be upsetting someone. Are we all up for scrutiny by the clever ones?


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 15:00
When I look out of my windows I see nothing but open fields, forests verges in all directions for miles and miles and miles, plenty of spaces for all things to live, so I will kill slugs in my garden, be it nematodes or bio slug pellets round the Hostas.

propagating astrantia

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:47
Thanks to you Beaus mum, so have I.

Bark chips

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:38
Ok, see what you mean, did you want it for a mulch, I would prefer the one on the left, but not so decorative I suppose.


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:37
I had a very leggy one a few years back, my mum wouldn't let dad touch it for fear of ruining it!
I have gradually over three years pruned it so not too much in one go, maybe I could have, I didn't want to risk it on pain of death!
It's gorgeous this year, round, neat and covered in buds.
Do you re pot every year, if so put it in ericaceous compost, check for vine weevil, the following year you can just scrape of the top two inches and top it up. Before flowering you can give a fed of azalea,/ Camelia liquid feed.

Cornflower plants

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:32
Me too Emma, get lots of late frosts here.

can i plant thisin my garden?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:31
When they sell those hydrangeas they are brought on quickly in a hot house, I don't think it advisable to put it straight out.

Bark chips

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:29
I suppose it depends on what they have available to chip up during the year.


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:27
Do you mean you want to grow them only in the bark chips?
That won't work , they need to be buried in the soil about six inches deep for garden daffs,
They certainly won't grow in two to four inches of bark. As well as not growing, they'll just fall over, they must be anchored in the soil.

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