Latest posts by Lyn

How soon are bluebell seeds viable?

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 12:33

They should be left on the plant until they are dry.  I'm not sure if they will grow being so fresh.

You are so lucky.

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 12:31

Well said Frank and Pansy, it is a beautiful country, it must be, so many people want to come here to live. I have never been out of Uk, the furthest I've been is Northumberland, we've toured every road of this country in the past, never got as far as Scotland, our old camper van may have struggled with that.

There's not a day goes by when I don't look out at Dartmoor, not a house between us for miles and think how lucky and grateful I am. 

Both my children live in Cornwall, we are all very lucky.

All thanks to my dad being careful all his life and being able to buy this property for his retirement.

sounds a lovely few days Frank, so pleased you all got together and enjoyed yourselves.

Nothing like the photo!!!

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 11:08

They have turned into lovely little Polemoniums, they will flower later this year.  I'd plant them out soon.

I always find that with Parkers, just give them TLC for a little while and they will be fine. A plant like that would cost a few pounds in a GC,  in fact ours sell perennials 3 for £10.00. Who'd pay that!!!

Parkers are cheap when you buy their offers, which I only ever do.

I wouldn't even think about buying for T & M though.

Do make sure they don't have the tea bag stuff on them, I don't think Parkers use that anyway.

Where to start?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:32

It's beautiful, apart from those ornamental conifers which I don't like(you may well do though) I would leave it for a year and see what comes up, then you have a better idea of what you dont want.

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:28


Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:28

Don't suppose it's a type of Beebalm?  I think Nut would have known if it was that.

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:32

Not red campion.

How to hide this monstrosity

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 18:27

They are only weeds, weeds are relentless, dig them out quickly before they set seeds again. As it's a small area you could double the weed fabric,

Stipa tenuissima

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 17:45

You should cut it down in early Spring before the new growth starts to show, if yours is growing now you could try carefully cutting the old stuff out being careful to leave the new shoots.

Plant identification

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 17:39

Does it smell a bit like onions if you break a strand of it, if so you can eat the flowers as well as the stalks, they look lovely on a salad.

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How pretty!

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