Latest posts by Lyn

Portuguese laurel hedge

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:38

I dont think it need a boost now, they'll be going to sleep for the winter soon, feeding will encourage soft new growth, not what you need this time of the year.

Up to you though. Of course.

Best shredder for very large borders

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:36

thats a good blade Bob, ours are made from metal that you can't sharpen, however, they last quite a long while.  It won't cope with soft stuff though, just jams up and you have to take it to bits and clear it out. 

Is it too early to plant pansies?

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:31

Get them in, dead head and they will keep flowering, when they get leggy, chop them back, they'll grow out from the base, they usually go off flowering in the cold months but will start again in early spring. 

Laurel hedge planting distance to fence

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:25

If you haven't bought the plants yet, don't make the mistake of thinking that 2mt plants will give you a good hedge, you're better off buying 2 to 3' plants and cut of a good six inches when planting. 

Is this a Salvia?

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:22

I have a label gremlin in my garden I put them in he pulls them out, and I never see them again. Where do they go?😀😀

Penstemons Stopped flowering

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:21

Mushroom compost may not be the best thing for them, not all plants like it.

heres what Monty has to say.......

Adding masses of mushroom compost to the garden, year after year, results in an impossibly fertile soil. Stop mulching, says Monty Don, and let the space invaders return.

Bungalow path border ideas

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:17

Thyme along a path looks pretty in a cottage garden.

Mutant Dahlia

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:09

Heres the link to the previous thread. 

Best tasting tomatoes grown in hydro pots

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:05

This is a nice one, Jersey Devil, no Pips, skins very easily and gorgeous on toast with salt and pepper,

alos growing Sweet Million, living up to its name, there are so many, I just pick them off and eat them. Growing Roma as always, all doing very well this year.

What am I growing??!!

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 11:57

I always leave the dead heads on the hydrangeas, cut off in March or April, the dead heads protect the new buds from frost.  Then you cut the whole head back to a big new bud, that will give flowers for the same year. 

The one in the little black pot won't do a lot, the pot is too small, they are hungry plants and prefer to be planted out in the garden. 

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How pretty!

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