Latest posts by Lyn

Why don't they grow?

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:31

Have you tested your soil, if you are trying to grow anything from the Brassica family they will not grow for you in acid soil, I have to lime mine in the autumn. 

Try Runner beans, easiest thing and seem tolerant to any soil, mine are fantastic in the acid soil. Others grow them well in alkaline. 

The secret is to find out what your plants need and act accordingly. There are some very good books, but I always use this book, may be old fashioned but what's changed? ๐Ÿ™‚ L

Sowing lupin seeds

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 17:47

Keep them cool then sow around March, kitchen worktop of greenhouse, they need no special treatment, they germinate easily. 

Pond Liner

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 17:42

I bought this one, bit more expensive but I think it's worth it, I used it brown side up choice is yours. 

any ideas?

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 17:31

Linaria purpurea Purple Toadflax

First frog in wildlife pond

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 23:12

Congrats  on first frog, don't count on him eating any slugs though, I have lots of frogs and toads and all my plants are chewed, ๐Ÿ˜€

Indoor treated bulbs.

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 09:59

Spray your white vinigar on a worm and see what happens๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Clematis Advice Please

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 09:56

I don't know names of any particular ones, but I do know that they  mostly have a short flowering season, so you will have lots of green for most of the year, you could think about other plants on the same trellis flowering at different times so that you will have flowers all year round. . 

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 09:47
HandyL says:

Hi all, 

Does anyone have any spare delphinium seeds available? 

Thanks in advance :) 

See original post

 Hope your seeds arrived, if not let me know I can send some more. 

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 23:02

Absolutely, I move things whenever I need too, I take no notice of 'proper' times, I sow seeds when I have them, I put shade lovers in the sun and vice  versa, it all works.  The only thing I feed is tubs and baskets, I've fed my tomatoes only twice, the second time was today, they are loaded with fruit.

non conventional garden is me, so the answer is have a go, it usually works๐Ÿ˜€

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 19:35

Yes!  Just thought I'd try seeing as I was doing the Penstemons.  May as well throw those away, and divide later.๐Ÿ™‚

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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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How pretty!

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