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Latest posts by Lyn

sweet peas

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 18:45

You can sow sweet peas in October, I don't, my Spring sown ones are just the same size at planting out time, so no point in me looking after them through the winter.

Lots do though.

Compost bin

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 16:31

Same here Kathy, only from London, but we only had the downstairs part of the house, but did we laugh?Like hell we didn't 


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 16:25

Chop it back, as low as you like, I have cut them almost to ground level and they shoot out right from the bottom.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:50

Postie just arrived, many thanks to Jeff and Nut, I am thrilled. Can't wait to get sowing now.

name of shrub?

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:47

This is pods from Magnolia, leaves don't look like it to me though.

josie, come back and help us out a bit please  

Using horse manure

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:40

I wouldn't apply now, your plants will be coming to an end soon and by feeding now you are likely to promote growth which will be soft and could die in the winter. Spring and early summer is the time to feed.

i don't feed my borders at all, only compost in the winter, I think the soil, left alone, will re generate by itself.

others don't agree with me, but there's far too much spread, trickled poured onto the soil.

tubs and baskets however get fed weekly.

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:36

Very good Gardenmaiden, I just use the bung it all in method!

Using horse manure

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:26

Thing is samantha, if you use it on its own its liable to just burn your plants, mixed in with other stuff it's beautiful!

Compost bin

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:19

Oh, what a good idea, a gazunda would be ideal Fishy, best only use male, ladies is too acid. 

Using horse manure

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:15

I wouldn't put it straight onto flower border, mixed in your compost heap and leave till Winter or early Spring would be best. Then the worms will take it down for you and mix it in.

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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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Insect ID please

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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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