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Latest posts by Lyn

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 13:30

Mony and Carol were my inspiration to start gardening on a big scale, He does do some things I dont agree with, but then some of the answers on here I dont agree with either. We  all do it differently and it obviously works for us all.

With the cosmos, Monty showed us how he chops them back by half with the secateurs. He was very wise to say not to let them flower until they are big plants.

I love hanging baskets, if you give them a good soak at night they have 14 hours to drink and stay wet, there is no need for twice daily watering. That is only for daytime waterers!

Cornwall churchyard

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:54

Can I ask how many people take the Western Morning News regularly?

Begonia leaves

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:39

Sounds like they have had wet splashes on them then sun scorch.

My primula viali (red hot poker) is lifeless

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:22

The poker primula and the lavender both need completely opposite conditions. Lavender dry and sunny, the primula needs to be kept moist, you can grow then by the side of the pond. So if you give the primula all the water it needs you could kill the lavender.


Lupton probiem

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 19:54

Lupin aphids maybe have you had a good close look?

Bedding Plants

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:49

I have the same problem Shazza, I have eventually started putting baskets out but it was much to early for the fuchsias and geraniums. They haven't fared well with the cold evenings, every year I say I am going to change tactics, not grow this or that but next year I grow it just the same!

We are martyrs to our gardens. We will battle on regardless.

With regard to your sons garden, I would put them out.

hello iam caroline from wilts,how do i show pics of my gareden peeps

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:33

The above doesn't work with iPhones though!


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 19:04

Verdun, I have found the original seeds, they are called Osteospermum Ecklonis 'Sky and Ice' they were gorgeous last year, white on the top, blue underneath, I hope the seeds will come true, they may well do this year but I think its pushing it a bit to collect again.

How to

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:51

Do you make your own seaweed spray Verdun. I know you have to get the salt out of it first.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:42

Runny, you need to keep it in alkaline  compost, ericaceous is acid, thats what turns them blue, thats why mine are mostly blue and the white ones are coming out!

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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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calling Gardengirl

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water lily

pot or not 
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friend or foe?

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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Plant ID please

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Recommended Books

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