Latest posts by Lyn

The accidental germinator

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:21

Soak them first in very hot water then try nicking with a pair of nail clippers, they only need a tiny bit nicked.

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:03

Here was mine, it grows this much from the Spring when it was cut right down. It's was in throes of being cut right down again and ventually out. It will cover a shed in one season though. I like the the flowers, it's just so big. 

edited to add, it's not a climber.

The accidental germinator

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 12:02

That was lucky! Brilliant, keep them going.

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:58

Ah, I see, but if he hasn't been vaccinated, any garden soil could give him tetanus. It's not only horse muck.

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:54

There's nothing better than horse muck on the heap. I don't know what Michael means about having a cut? 

The smaller you can chop the stuff you put on the quicker it rots down. It's best to fill the bin, turn it about to get sir in, then cover it down and start another one.

we have a turn over of 2 months in the summer, and yes, full sun on it is better.

everything will rot eventually, depends how quick you want it.


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:48


Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:46

After scarifying we use Westland feed, weed and moss killer. Never needed to reseed.

Plug Plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 10:45

All my garden flowers started of as cheap plugs, then I have taken seeds and divided from there. If you can afford 48 large plants at around 5.00 each, then you can of course buy them and they will flower this year.

those plugs won't, you need to pot them on gradually and over winter them this coming winter, also, pick any flower buds of them this year, so they can make decent roots, they can't make root and flower. 

If you have the patience, then get them, but they will be a long slow process to bring them on to good sized plants. Even then, I wouldnt recommend T &M, there is a thread on here somewhere saying they are not very good. 


Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 22:35

We have one, OH has used it all day, we have a mountain of moss, it's the same every spring. later, in early April we will use a weed,feed and moss killer.  worth buying for that price, ours was 99.00 so go for it. 

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:41

But I am just a poor Devon housewife Verdun,I can only afford cheap. 

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