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Latest posts by Lyn

Over wintered bugs

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 15:45

What bugs have you got?

Water butts, decking, diverters and overflowing

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 15:44

What a fuss your builder is making over this, is he hourly paid!!. maybe he doesn't really know. Did you really need a builder to put a butt in?

The idea of the diverter is to catch the water in the butt, when its full it automatically goes down the drain pipe. Never had a problem.

I have 12 various butts around, some are just big dustbins, anything that catches water. Never had a problem, if something has laid eggs in there they have never been a problems to any of my plants.

Strange substance growing on broad bean and pea seeds

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 09:07

Its because the skin isn't needed anymore! Why did you feel the need to pull it out?. 

Peas in the Gutter

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:49

I cant see the point either, you have to have them so far apart anyway, you might as well group separate pots together.  I grow them in 5" deep paper pots, you can then put the whole lot in the ground with no root disturbance at all.

Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :)

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:46

I agree with Verdun, don't you have to burn them off ?

Help identify this plant with red buds

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:41

Anyone agree that is as peony ?

Wisteria problem

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:57

So feed with Tomorite or similar, when would you start feeding please?

Kill Grass and Weeds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 17:33

Its cheaper if you just by it be name instead of 'brand' name., such as Roundup, like anything, you pay for the name. 

lupin seed

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 11:52

No, you start them off in little pots, you can put the pots outside through the summer, but I always bring mine in for protection over winter.  They are not very hardy when they are young plants, the following year, once planted out, just cover with a mulch or any old compost you may have salvaged through the year.

lupin seed

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 09:55

Perfect time to sow, they will make good plants over the summer and winter then plant out next spring for a lovely show. You do have to protect them from slugs though. If you want something that will flower this year, try the dwarf pixie lupins, they flower this year.

Discussions started by Lyn

Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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