Latest posts by Lyn

My Deutzia

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 19:32

If you want to prune it next year to keep it in shape, do it immediately after flowering.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:15


My Deutzia

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:10

If you don't prune it, it will flower next year. 

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:06

I've just potted up a couple of dozen Penstamons,  rooted quickly in a mug of water,  tried with Phlox but they haven't rooted yet.

What's this plant?

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 17:02

That's a Passion Flower and that's a passion fruit.

Crocosmia 'Solfatare'

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 11:50

Isn't it crocosmia that flower on new bulbs made ever year, if so, you need to collect the new bulbs they've made and not plant the old ones back, maybe I'm wrong, but that's what I do. 

Why does my bed look rubbish?!

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 11:46

I wouldn't have planted anything under that large fir tree, and there's also Leylandii behind it, not all plants like to live under conifer. PI would have planted some nice flowers in big tubs/pots, and perhaps a small shrub that won't mind being container grown, and stood them on slabs.  Something tall along the fence,  bamboo in tubs maybe. Also a nice Clematis or three for year round flowering. 

The leaves on the aquilegia need cutting off as they have succumbed to mould.

There's a lot of work involved in bringing ground like that under conifers up to scratch for planting, depends how much time and effort you want to put into it. 

I think planting under a beech tree is probably easier than firs. 

Hollyhocks dying? Any advice

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 21:50

Leave them until the seeds heads go dark brown then you can sow some more.

Lobelia Crystal Palace Problems

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 23:34

You may want to remove those Willow Herb weeds because if they set seed they will blow everywhere and you will get another load next year. 

Last edited: 03 August 2017 23:35:01

Green Tomatoes

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 18:45

They will turn, just leave them.

Discussions started by Lyn

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
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Pricking out cosmos

No more leggy seedlings 
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Seed ID please

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Hosta and Lyns day out

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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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