Latest posts by Lyn


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:24

Sowed on 1st March, not that I would recommend that early to other people, I just have the right facilities for then and like to catch the June warmth that we get here.

dont feed until the first little fruits have set. Then use a tomato feed.

if you make them to well fed they won't bother to flower for you, they need a bit of tough love to make them flower.

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:19

If you need to chip any seeds, try a pair of nail clippers,

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:15

That's the way of it with gladioli, probably been eaten by now, no point in lifting now, see if they come up thus year. Did you plant them on a thick bed of sand.

Prevent compost pots from drying out

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:13

I always use peat compost if i can get it, it does dry out quicker, you just have to keep at it, I have gro bag trays that I stand them in every so often, they can soak up what comes out of the bottom.

When is the best time to cut back Penstemons?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:06

Just done mine too.

british epiphyte

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:04

Plants are hard arent  they Invicta, probably hasn't any soil, just hanging onto life, which is why I don't fuss around too much with bought feeds.


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:00
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I'm gutted, as they'd say on masterchef.


You been messing about down the pond again, talking of gutting.


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 13:59

Shorts and vests here today.

Plant Food

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 11:16

Do you really need to feed your soil, if it's in good condition, it will replenish itself, I don't usually feed the borders, but maybe I will put a bit of bone meal around this year. I usually just make a lot of compost through the year and put that on, the soil knows what it needs and will compensate. 

When we dug out a row of old coinfers, all I put on the soil then was the chicken pellets, nothing else, the plants all grew very well, sometimes there a bit too much feeding of soil than it really needs.

having said that, there are a lot of people on here that will say otherwise and feed with fish blood and bone, or bonemeal every year.

Waitrose and Slugs

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 11:10

So true Jeff, I have used those, they do work but you have to wait until it's warmer.

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