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Latest posts by Lyn

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 18:19

Chives, Basil, Strawberries, lettuce, Rhubarb and Nasturtium leaves.  Not long finished the frozen greens from last year.


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 18:14

We used to call this month 'flaming June' years ago. Always a drought month then. 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 23:59

Yes ok Charlie, I will have a look. That was  quick delivery, I put 2nd class stamp on and posted Friday evening. They must have treated it as 1st class.

Ps I am coming through your town on Tuesday.

Tulips and daffs dieing back

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 10:47

Moving them tubs and all is not an option for me, buying  other load of tubs for summer bedding is out of the question.

Agrre with Spanish blue bell cull, I do let them flower, for a while then chop the whole lot down, the little wot sits will still multiply and come up again next year!

drooping fushia

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 10:43
wishbone wrote (see)

Lyn, its not too early for vine weevil grubs, I`ve just had potted dahlias decimated by them eating all the roots off the tubers, so marc when you move your fuchsia I suggest you wash all the soil from around the roots and replant in fresh soil just in case! Good luck.

That's quite difficult for a bed grown plant though. You can wash those off the roots but they may still be in the soil, there is a nematode for these and they do work well.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 10:06

Anyone that wants some, please let me have your address in a PM please.


What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 09:56

I love container gardening, big, bright and  blousy.

These are not this years obviously, I havent even started planting up this, bit late, couldnt get on earlier sowing the seeds and cuttings, but getting there now

I hadnt bought any of these plants, all seeds and cuttings.


Tulips and daffs dieing back

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 08:57

James..I know exactly what you mean, ours are always three weeks behind most peoples because of our climate, so now you want to get bedding plants in or tubs sorted and planted.

What I do, and always have, is to pick the whole lot out of the tubs and put in old compost sacks or bin liners and the ones in the garden I gently fold over and tie round. They still multiply and come up just well next year and I think it aids the rotting down process.

I will get jumped on for advising that, but it works for me and frees up the soil space. 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 00:53

Seeds posted today to ecokid and Charlie.

Is that your dragon tat charlie? He's gorgeous. 


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 23:21

Please let us know Jan.

Discussions started by Lyn

Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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