Latest posts by Lyn

snap dragons,

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:09

I wouldn't, but you may be warmer where you live. Have you hardened them off for a couple of weeks? 

I don't plant any summer bedding out until the last week in May, even into June.

Dump/boundary/advice needed

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:07

Definitely contact the council, that is a rat hazard and the council will know that.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:06

Pleased to see you're keeping the pain away Hosta. Dihydracodeine and Diclofenac for me.

good new Tray, I have only ever seen Gunnera in gardens to visit, never a home garden.

Rained all day here too, haven't seen the field all day

Lizzie,  my Lily of the Valley has just got little shoots up..

If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:16

I throw snails over the hedge into the field, slugs get cut in half and dug back in the soil, a few slug pellets around the Hosta's. I have placed slugs on the bird table,mthey never get eaten, and slugs only make up 5% of a hedgehogs diet, they would rather not eat them at all, so that leaves the frogs, plenty for them especially around the pond end of the garden, but I have to agree with Verdun that there's not much point in growing stuff for slugs to eat, especially if you are relying on veg that you are growing.

Verdun wrote (see)

Killing or not killing slugs has no connection with goodness or religion Aym. 

the kindest people I have met/meet are not religious.  


theres more brutal murders mentioned in the Bible than I could do with slugs in a lifetime. 


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:04

So no problems with the salt then? 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:24

Not Sea Holly from  bulbs Clari, but if you want any plants I could send them to you.

Portuguese laurel hedge

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:22

Theres not a great deal of difference in the growth rate, I don't think.

Mine were about two foot but I chopped the tops of straight away. They then shoot right out from the bottom. Picking out just means nipping of the new growth of every shoot as you see them form,  just use your thumb and finger. Sounds drastic as you're waiting for them to grow, but it pays off in the long term, you want nice thick growth at the bottom.

What is that accross  the road to you, there's a big gap at the bottom of it.

Lobelia and Nemesia Seeds

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:10

To be honest, it's not worth doing those now, they should be ready for planting out in a couple of weeks. Lobelia is slow growing, it's the only one it set in February, you would be better buying some plants for this year and doing them earlier next year.

Portuguese laurel hedge

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 10:19

i would cut off all that new growth on the tops, I planted mine five years ago, cutting six inches off the tops at planting. 

Dont underestimate the growth rate, they will be up very quickly, once cut down, pinch out the tops and side shoots, as you see them.

i think they are a bit close to the wall, in a few years the trunks will be touching the wall and the green will be over the wall into the street, where you will need to cut them back, that will make it very near to the trunks. 

Heres mine last year, after just four years of being planted. They've been cut several times and pinched out. It's about three foot in depth and six foot high.


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 09:29
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Cyanide..... why not whizz up a load of laurel leaves and shove 'em down the hole?  Just be careful not to breathe.

Thought you said that was what you needed to buy, didn't realise you were being were sarcastic to me.!!  I don't understand that sort of humour, I take it that's your sort of humour? 

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