Latest posts by Lyn

Is buying plugs cheating?

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 15:18

I usually grow everything for my baskets and tubs from seeds, as well as watching them grow, I just couldn't afford to buy that much, but this year I want surfinia and tumbelina   petunias, they don't grow from seeds, well, I think surfinia do but very expensive, so I have given in and ordered the small plugs, I can bring them on, plenty of time as I won't be planting out until end of May.

So no, it's not really cheating to buy plugs, you still have to treat them right to get them to grow for you.

dont expect an instant garden from them though, if you follow Obe's advice, they will be good for the summer.

I don't buy bigger plants as I know I can grow what I need from seed and cuttings, may have to wait for a year in the case of perennials, but I can wait. 

Help identifying plant

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:35

Same here aym, they tangle around other plants, they completely choked a delphinium and the roots do go extremely deep.

Not something I would want to knowingly plant.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 20:43

No I haven't, should really, you know what it's like when you live in a place, you just dont go, well, I don't.😀😳

I do go to Eden and Heligan very often though as my daughter lives very close to both.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 16:28

Sorry, should have said before { edit facility doesn't work}  I don't cut the flower stem off, just shake into my hand, when they fall away on their own they are ripe and ready for sowing. 

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 16:26

I dont collect them anymore unless anyone wants them. I bought the seeds in the first place, now I just leave them to self sow.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 13:25

Great, they don't like being in pots, best in the ground.

Show me your Hanging Baskets

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 13:24

I guessed as OP had said' I've never done them before' that she'd never done those either.

as she asked what the plants were, I naturally assumed they weren't hers.

Show me your Hanging Baskets

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 11:38
aym280 says:

Wow! Good job that I had a look, so many beauties. I especially like Yviestevie's 2nd and 3rd one as they literally sing their heart out. Love the harmony created by the 2nd one. Hope this thread continues.. 

HydrangeaKate: Were yours on steroids? The whole sphere!  I might try one this year. What did you feed your baskets with please? As DHR said, it is a lot of work to make them beautiful, but just look at those 360 degree ball-like fonts of flowers .. What compost did you use please? Mine always ran out of energy or too hot, too dry or too many plants..

See original post

 She hasn't made one yet!!! 

Plant ID

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 11:30
Hostafan1 says:

Lyn, I think some of those I grew from your seed are sending up flower spikes as we speak. 

See original post

 They should do, it's the third year. Hope they're in the ground. 

I really shoud stake mine GD, the wind has everything over here.

Quite a lot of the self sown seeds have survived, lost track of when then germinated though so don't know if they will flower this year on next.

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