Latest posts by Lyn

'Santa Cruz Sunset Begonias

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 10:49

The females are the ones with the green pod behind, it's those you remove.

What is this and what should I do with it?

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 09:28

Sounds like a Pieris. Pretty but I don't know about 5 in a small space.

Old tomato seeds

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 00:10

You can fiddle around sterilising compost, giving heat, food and light for the little dears, just chuck a rotten tomato on your compost heap, you'll have lovely plants all over your garden next year. I don't put them in my compost for that reason,πŸ˜€

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 00:05

No luck with the One-a-night Nightol then? 

Why are my plants dying?!

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 19:57

Young new plants don't need extra fertiliser on planting.  Probably burning the roots, you could try putting them in pots until the ground had settled down a bit and some rain washed the nutrients through. 

I don't fertilise my garden, chicken pellets will put structure in your soil enabling it to make its own nutrients. theres so much talking of extra feeds in the soil, most a marketing con.

Old tomato seeds

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 17:58

I have just finished using a packet of Roma, dated 1995. All germinated even though I'd had a few out each year.

More good guys

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:37

Just to add to above, they cost £17.00 for 66 plants and the free fuchsias and lily bulbs were beautiful.

sorry, edit doesn't workπŸ™„

More good guys

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 18:44

I think that eBay and Amazon are quite strict with their sellers, so everything should be up to standard as it them that have to give the money back, and without question. 

I haven't bought plugs but I have bought shrubs and they were fantastic, 12 for £20.00, I expected small bare roots, but they were well grown.

i have just had these delivered from J. Parker, large flowering Bacopa, didn't sow seeds this year, forgot, so treated myself. They come in much deeper plug trays than most so I can use those again. Very pleased.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 18:29

No Geoff, from a packet. They are very slow, I would suggest taking them out of the propagator and give them a bit longer.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 15:43

I sowed these on the 10th march,  no heat needed, they are quite hardy. 

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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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Photos from ipad

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