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Latest posts by Lyn

lupin pods

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:45

If you do grow them from your own seeds you probably wont get the same colour as the mother plant.

But if you dont mind pot luck, irs a cheap way to increase your stock.

Lupin problems

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:30

This year my lupin leaves and top of buds were shredded by those little shiny green leaf eater bugs, i did resort to spraying, they fall down instantly. Now the little buggers have bred, the ones that escaped, that is, and the tiny catterpiller like worms are off shredding again.

This has to be my worst pest this year.


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:10

If its Roma, you dont pick out anything, they grow as a bush and wil produce all the tomatoes at the same time. They only grow to about 3ft, but do need staking. 

Maybe yours isnt a Roma, if you know what its called, the internet will tell you if its a determinate type, or



Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:40

Leave just one head on the plant until the pods are brown and dry. Then save and sow next spring for the following years flowering,


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:26

No good putting nematodes on dry ground, they need to go on damp and kept damp for quite a while, maybe yours have dried out, they do work brilliantly if used correctly

There are about 20 threads on the go at the moment on slugs, type slugs in the search box and you may find some different solutions. As we go into the dry spell, slugs will diminish.

Garlic spray didnt work on my hostas, 

When do you water?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 00:14
Fishy65 wrote (see)

I've always watered mine in the evening and only ever container plants at that.I suppose it might encourage snails but I think if they are going to attack at night anyway then they will.

Same with me fishy, only water tubs, the border plants will make deeper roots if you dont water them. The tubs and baskets need doing daily. Only homemade compost on the borders and tomato feed in tubs and baskets.

When do you water?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:36
iGrow wrote (see)
Lyn's plants may be gasping for a drink by lunchtime... Early morning is best before any sunshine gets too hot.

You havent seen any photos of my garden, I take it.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:30
Welshonion wrote (see)

Much as I think foxes are a pest I must scotch the idea that they kill 'for fun'.  They don't, they kill for food.  It is normal fox behaviour.

Yes, its called a feeding frenzy, like when they heard those twins cry and went into the house and savagely attacked them. They are ok where they should be, thats out in the country, they are pests in town.

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:21

Its ready to flower soon, that will clinch it.

Plant identification please

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:16

Its no trouble, it turns up here, next year it will be somewhere else. It soon dies down.

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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This is what happens when.....

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