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Latest posts by Lyn

Cotoneaster hedge

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:59

Sorry Dave but I would have the tops of them now.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 12:30

Lovely Victoria, what is the purple spikey one please.

Tomatoes why does thou not begin to ripen..eth?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:42

I grew tomatoes for the first time here in 2013. I read in the gw mag that the particular author of the article sowed his seeds at the start of January, my dad, who has been growing here for 30 years almost, laughed at me and said it wouldn't work.

Well,  it did work,very well, just as the article said, we have warmer Springs and here, at least, the best weather is in June. By then, my plants had set their flowers and were planted in the greenhouse. they took advantage of the mid year sun, longest days and so on, and I had so many tomatoes the freezer was full and they lasted well into the winter.

Must admit, my dad did eat his hat!

This year, with other commitments, I didn't sow until mid March, and now, as everyone is saying, they are not ripening very quickly, we will soon be going into cold nights again, I can see a lot of green tomato chutney being made this year.

January it is for me next year, laugh if you like, I have thick skin, bit like the tomatoes at the moment 


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:31

Beautiful day here as well, don't often get days like this.

Does anyone remember the children's cartoon of the Adams family,(could have been the Munsters) but they travelled around in a motor home and a permanent rain cloud hovered over them? That's what iSt usually like here!

Have a beautiful day everybody, what a wonderful world this is.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:27

 I don't often see a deep blue sky with no clouds up here, promises to be a lovely day, if it lasts. The bees are so numerous this year, I have never seen so many, 

Lizzie, I am so sorry about your beautiful garden, so dried up, wish you could have some of my rain, we have never, ever been able to sit on our grass without a waterproof cover.

Any Apple Experts?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 00:18

Wouldn't know about that, but I have just upgraded to windows 10, can't be any worse that 8! I didn't like that at all.

at 2.000 pounds I wouldn't be looking to buy anything like that.

just bought the Apple iPad Air. Not that keen on it, but daughter wanted it so we can face time.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 00:11

That red is very striking Verdun, looks lovely with the purple.

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

That's the one Verdun, I got the Brachytricha seeds.

moisture I have! so will look for that one.



Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 23:22

Verdun, thank you, but it hardly stops raining  here, never have to water the garden, the rain clouds just settle over the Moor, not much hope then!

i am trying to completely do the garden over with new plants now, best think again maybe, Although, being on a hill it is well drained,

they are amazingly easy from seeds, all germinated and in such a short time. I have bought a few grasses, that one you have, Cali....something for one, I do hope they grow here.

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 19:11

My seeds are all up Verdun, Agastache Apache sunset and Foeniculum, only sowed on the 27th July, will they be happy in my acid soil?

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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

Made a discovery 
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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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