Latest posts by Lyn

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.

tomato plants leaf curling

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 15:22

They don't look bad, I'd just snip the dead leaf off, have a look underneath the leaves, that's where the white fly linger.

van Meuwen

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 15:17

What did you do with the seedlings, they should be potted up and kept in a GH conservatory or window sill until they fill big pots, then planted out. 

The Begonia corms always come like that, dried out, you start them off in a seed tray indoors,  with the tops out of the compost. Have they only just arrived, pot them up, they grow on until first frosts, plenty of time.

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A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
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Seed ID please

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How pretty!

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