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Latest posts by Lyn

Bargain plants put to bed

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:56

That looks really nice, keep us posted as they grow and flower. It's so satisfying when you get to see the finished job, although I know how hard work it is to handle gravel.

Seeds

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:12

You don't get a new crop just by leaving them in the ground, you let them grow and flower then harvest the seeds for next years planting, somewhere else.

Blueberry Tree

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:05

Blueberry is very easy but you do need two plants,for pollination,  and they must go in ericaceous soil, so if you haven't got acid soil they need to go in big pots. 

I think the experts  recommend two different varieties for pollination, but I have two of the same and the bushed are loaded. So far I have picked two big bowl fulls, and there are loads more coming, and that is from bushes only about two years old.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:00

Just caught up with the photo's , wow that scenery is stunning, some wonderful flowers and that little child with the pony is adorable, you can just see the love in her or his face.

heres a couple from cheZ Moorview

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55992.jpg?width=271&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55993.jpg?width=410&height=350&mode=max

 such simple little almost wild flowers but so pretty.

Obelisk

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:49

I have had a few of these, they don't last more than 2 years so we don't cement them in. We bang long stakes into the ground at least 2ft, then tie the frame to them with electrical tie wraps. By the winter they will rust on the joints where the bolts go in, then get weak and a strong gust will break them from those joints. As they are quite cheap, I just replace them every two years.

I gave up with the arches, OH has made a wooden one, well staked in the ground..

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:44

Most of my garden has been blown down, its a right mess now, my fault should have done more staking.

The good news is, the pond is dug and lined, and half full with all the rain we have had.

I just had to put my little yellow water lily in, although its just sitting on a ledge half covered.

This forum

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:41

Its not only the threads themselves, its the sock puppets that come with it!

He has as many as brum.....

Anyway forget that its past, there may not be anymore.

Conrats to everyone on their weight loss, I think if you call it a diet, it becomes a chore,  I lost 2 stone just by cutting out snacks sweets cake biscs etc, I just didn't buy it, its very tempting when you are in the shops looking at it, maybe a delivery service is best, you don't get tempted quite so much.

August oddities

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:24

I have white hellebores in flower. Also ptimroses, but then I did expect that after giving them a big hair cut.

Whats happening?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:20

Its been quite wet here in West Devon, I havent once had to save the bath water for plants. Last year we did it several nights. I have only put the hose on the borders once, although the top soil was dry, it was fairly damp underneath.

Its been a good growing season, becsuse of the rain, loads of broad beans, runners and toms, but I do have to grow the tomatoes in the green house.

I love that yellow water lily, we are just letting the rain fill our newly dug pond, and I have one of those to go in. I hope I have alovely flower like that next year.

Something is very hungry. And very fussy

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 02:09

I had a lot of plants chewed like that, just small holes in the leaves, then I spotted loads of shiny green leaf beetles. They seem to be forever mating, squash if you can, but a bio spray will kill them.

I havent tried the garlic spray, that may work. I will try next year if I still have as many.

Discussions started by Lyn

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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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Helebores

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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?

Azealia  
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