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Latest posts by Lyn

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:39

Its a privae photo bucket Lizzie.

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 17:43

Ah, I see it now, was just reading this on the RHS forum and couldnt see the picture.

I definitely wouldnt put it in something only 26cm tall, they like their roots to go down.

Changing the purpose of a pond

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:59

I bought this book, and am following his instruction, he is very knowledgably, (I think)

My link doesnt work but if you are interested you could copy and paste.



Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:43

How big do you want it fishy?

Mine is now dug and almost full, it rains a lot here.

I just need to finish the edges, has anyone just put the turf back if so, does the soil wash in when it rains and do the plants and grasses grow in only about 2inches of soil because the liner is directly under it?


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:12

I have 2 one metre cubed sized wooden bins, they are used for a start, then its gets transferred into 3 of those big blue farm containers, then when its completely ready its transferred into compost bags.

I have a very quick turnover of compost, there will be enough by the end of the year to cover all my beds and borders.

the picture you show there just looks like a load of mixed weed and uncut grasses, can you be more specific?


I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:03
Berkley wrote (see)
Dianthus "Arctic Fire". 72 planted, all appear to be thriving (lots of healthy leaves), but not one single flower. What a waste of money........apparently perennial.....worth leaving in position overwinter?


They are perennials, they grow on this year and flower next. 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:49

OK me dear.On their way, don't go to the post office especially for me, when you are ready, no rush.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:33

Spotty throat foxglove similar to this,  this is a Google image.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:27

Ok Bekkie, Many thanks. do you want all of the colours and all of the sizes in foxgloves? 

I will post all seeds out tomorrow.

Watering trays on a seed rack

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:21

My benches have grow bag trays on them, two near enough fit the length. they are about 3ft long and sell in my local garden centre for 2 for 10.00

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Common. milkweed

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New pond

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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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

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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