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Latest posts by Lyn

When will autumn planted lupin show?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 10:20

Have you sown the seeds outdoors in the garden, Hopefully they wont germinate till next Spring because they are not hardy in the first winter, I sow mine in the Spring for planting out the following Spring,I overwinter in a cold greenhouse,  by then they are big plants and there is less chance of slug damage.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 10:14

Thank you Marion for the info on the Secret Gardening Club, I have just bought three Shasta Daisy plants.

I don't think I would pay the £72.00 per year though to join.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 14:15

Good luck with that one Gardeninglily, this is T &M here you know.



Posted: 04/10/2015 at 14:00
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

We went to Port Isaac yesterday , ( where they film Doc Marten) Very pretty but busy even out of season. 

The car park is at the top of the village. I couldn't manage the hill back to car park so sat on a wall with friends whilst OH went and fetched the car.


nowhere to park on the beach then? 

you could have bought some beers from W with a discount and took them with you.



Plant recognition

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:53

I find find that they self seed very easily and the garden grown ones are much hardier than pot grown seeds.

Hosta, don't expect them to flower next year, they are a strange plant, they need that full year in the ground before they flower. Don't put them too close, mine are about 2 to 3 ' already, and if they survive the winte will be huge next year. 

This one grown from seed in Spring 2014, planted out in September, growing on this year ready to flower next.


Fuchsia quicky

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:41

I don't take leaves off unless they have succumbed to rust, in the conservatory they may bloom right through. Some do some don't. Then I cut down in Spring right to the bottom.

we all do things differently, I grow hundreds and that's what I do, Baslidon grows lots as well, so it's up to you. 

Sungold Tomatoes

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:57

Mine are all grown in the GH, ripening well, I'll have hardly any, if any green ones left.

just as well, I don't like them

the best have been the San Marzano, that someone gave me from the seed swap thread.

gardeners delight good, but won't grow them again, too small, Marmande, not many but nice, and the little Tiny Tims /Toms? In 6inch pots. Still going strong and lots to pick everyday.

Weigela florida rosea help

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:42

They grow very big, by next summer it could be three ft in all directions, they every year much bigger,  you may want to move it away from the fence by a couple of feet before it gets too established.

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:37

Does your dalek have a tight fitting lid, I think they come up looking for air, it gets very hot in there. I have wood bins covered loosely with carpet then galvanised on the top when it's full. The plastic bins just have a very lose fit lid on  then so air can get in.

Red Hot Pokers

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:33

I never log out copperdog, just leave logged in for a quick look later.

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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Shrub ID please

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ID. Please

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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anyone have one of these?

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