Latest posts by Lyn

Concrete pots and troughs

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 09:16

I've got a row of concrete pots that someone we knew made and sold for pocket money, she used to do parties, and also made little concrete animals. I've had the for 45 years, never had one break and we had some extremely cold winters when we lived in Kent. 

I think there must be some you tube instruction, I know ebay sell the molds because I was looking into doing some. 

Plasticiser would be the best to use. Good luck with your project.

i could take some pictures of mine later if you want to see them. 

Problem tomato plants

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 22:43

I would pick those flowers off to give the plant more energy to grow a good root system, plenty of time for flowers, they are too small to bear fruit yet.

what will you do with them when they are grown, plant outside or in tubs in the greenhouse? 

Moving a mature hydrangea now

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 00:20

I've never tried those cuttings in water, they root easily in compost with the leaves cut in half And a lid or plastic bottle over the top.


Posted: 19/05/2017 at 00:07

All my water butts and bins have lids, nothing gets in them I would hate for a bird or cat to drown in one.

Bird of paradise

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 00:00

My mum did, easy to grow and it flowered after about three years, I've got it now but only manage to get two flowers at a time on it. 

Wood burning stove in greenhouse

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 23:59

There won't be enough draft to make it burn up, you need a chimney, sealed around the pipe, sometimes even bungalows are not high enough to pull the smoke up. Do you know that the pipe get tremendously hot. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:51

Dove, don't give up on the clematis, I had one with similar problems, I dug up the root, kept it in the GH for a winter and this year it's shooting out from the base.

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:46

I did strim some of this when we looked after the churchyard and it stung my ankles and I came up in blisters. 

I get it out if it's in the garden, the roots are very deep if it's left. Or am I not talking about the same weed? 

Where have my bluebells Gone?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:43
nutcutlet says:

Bluebells are bulbs that don't like being dug up, bagged and sold dry for autumn planting. As with snowdrops, many people are disappointed with the results. If you want some, get them now, as they die down, plant them straight away and water them in

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 I'm not going to disagree with you in any way but, did anyone see the A-Z of the Nations Favourite Flowers programme on TV. 'S' was for Snowdrops, and they interviewed someone from an RHS garden who said they do not dig them up in the green  because it damages the roots, so they dig them and replant in the Autumn.

myabe they don't practice what they preached. 

Herb and Tomato Seeds

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 13:43

Usually a few days this time of the year, can be a week. Parsley can be difficult, what I do now is buy a pot for £1.00 from a supermarket and split it up into separate plants, plant out now, you'll get about 15 plants from a pot.

not worth the bother of waiting for the seeds if you only need a few plants.

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How pretty!

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