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Latest posts by Lyn

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 18:27

300 packets of seeds! Thats about 60,000 plants, if you can get 200 from a packet. Pleased to hear a garden centre is donating the soil.

How many houses were flooded, i can only glean from the internet that it was 150, couldnt just one person from the flood area come on the site, I am sure it would help with planting and collecting?

TV gardening programmes

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 03:01

For anyone with Sky tv, Garden Hopping is my fav gardening prog.

big garden

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 02:57

Do you mean metres, 8ft wide is very narrow for large shrubs.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 02:50

I pinch the tops out, also dont let the cosmos flower until you have big plants, just pick off the buds.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 02:40

There are some very cheap shears on ebay, 5.95 post free.

Anyone got hydrangea glam rock?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 02:31

Also, if its from t and m it may be a tiny plug, you probably wont see flowers for a few years. Make sure you find out how big a plant you will get for 7.00, and will it come with a guarantee.

Difficulty removing invasive plant

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:25

The berries are poisonous, dont keep it if you have children.

Good draining compost

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:19

I originally grew mine in ordinary seed compost, they took a long while to germinate, they didnt seem to grow much but wh

en they took off, i planted them out in the summer and they were 5ft high before I new it, they will self seed, just have a go, 

 The Tv gardeners seem to make a meal of everything.

Grass treatment

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:13

I have tried a few over the years, most dont work for long or very well or not at all, the only one that we find works is Westland weed, moss killer and feed. We didnt even sow the bare patches from where the moss died, the grass was underneath and came up very quickly

Its quite hard work though, you have to rake the moss out when its dead.

Mid April is the perfect time to do it.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:03
Fairygirl wrote (see)

SPea - you'd think a neighbour would offer to cut it when they do theirs. 

That's what I'd do if I was your neighbour.

Me too, how about buying a little strimmer.

Discussions started by Lyn


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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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Last Post: 09/12/2012 at 19:15

My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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