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Latest posts by Lyn

vinegar on weeds

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:25
Edd wrote (see)

What does bleach break down to Briggsy?

What does it break down to then? I wouldnt have thought the worms would like it.


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:14

My vanilla fraise has only just barely started budding, perhaps they are later than the others.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:06

I love my cat as well He is more like a dog than a cat, I say to him, I am off to the greenhouse and he is there before me, he sits on the step and waits, then follows me back. He is always wherever I am.  I do have to net all the veg plot, he loves a dig in there!.

When I come in, he comes in too.


Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:43

The above links look a bit suspect to me? I wont be clicking on those.

First time greenhouse

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:42

I srewed 2 eyelets into the wall with a rope round the lot, next morning after windy night, the rope was still intact but the frame and cover were down the garden. Good if you rope down well and site in a vety sheltered spot. They get very wet inside so look out for mould or rotting on your plants and keep well ventilated. Be careful when you zip it up, they pull out from the sides.

Apart from that, they are ok, better than nothing for hardening off your plants.

Window boxes

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:24

You need to add some height to your baskets, all trailing plants could look a bit flat.  Try an upright fuchsia in the middle or geranium.  I feed mine with a tomato plant feed, but anything with high potash content will do. That brings more flowers on your plants.  Be ruthless with the dead heading and they will keep blooming.  They dry out very quicly in the warm weather so be prepared to water early morning and again at night.

I have attached a photo of mine from last year, all home grown from seed.except the fuchsia, that was a cutting.


Square Foot Raised Gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:10

You could buy the Lidl cheapo compost, its only 2.00 a bag, mix with garden soil and chuck in a bit of bonemeal or chicken pellets.

Making portuguese laurel bushy

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:06

The only way is to cut them shorter, all stems, side shoots as well. They will then grow out shoots from the bottom. When I planted mine, i chopped them down on planting, but never to late with laurel, they will grow loads more this year and soon catch up.


Cytisus plant - will it recover?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:01

When broom is in season, kissing's in reason.

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:01

I am fortunate enough to have Sky tv, plenty of gardening progs going around in a loop, I can watch one a day.

The bbc put gardeners world on and loads of people slag off Monty Don.  I have even read on here that certain people wont be watching Chelsea this year because Monty is presenting, so if ratings go down for that, there will be another prog lost eventually.They cant win.

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

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