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Latest posts by Lyn

When should Echinops surface?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:00

These I grew from seed but if I do get any bare root plants I always start them off in pots and keep in the greenhouse. The slugs like the new shoots so maybe thats why you lost  them. Or, as others say, you do need  to keep them damp to start with.



Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:36

If you need to use a few slug pellets around your perenials then do so, as Jo says, the hedgerows are full of wild flowers, slugs and birds, So no need to feel guilty about your little patch of green. 

As Katherine says, you can get harmless slug pellets, I use some especially for using on edibles. There will still be plenty of slugs around for the birds. 

Shrivelled and dry mail order plants?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:29

Stand them in a tray of water, perennials usually pick up.


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 13:29

RB....Sorry to hear you have come back with a bug, hope ghd bargains at GC made up for it! I will mail you later, 

I love white hydrangeas, I cant grow them here, they turn a lilac/grey, then eventually grey/blue.  I am in the process of digging them out.

Dare I ask Hostafan what happened to the b***dy squirrel, (best not mentioned) I will mail you later to see how you got on with physio.

Weather settled down a bit but not warm it was only 9.5c here yesterday. Thankfully wind has died down a bit.

Just off to pot on two doz lavender seedlings, s*ds law they all germinated.



Posted: 03/06/2015 at 11:19
Invicta2 wrote (see)

raspberries even wild ones do not reach 20ft in height. Maximum height would be 7ft and most likely less than that, more like 5ft usually.

do feel free to visit my garden if you are down in the W Country!. You can then identify for me.

Anyone have damage from last night's tulmultous weather?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 15:06

It seems Cornwall copped it pretty bad, just had our electrician call, he is doing the wiring for the Cornwall show and last night the marquee went over and blew everywhere taking the wiring with it, he went to check it this morning and walked away, told them he wasnt touching it in this wind! Now he has to go tomorrow and get it all done in the day as the show opens Thursday.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 15:00

Those are young they will grow to 20ft, they are like wild blackberries (bramble)  they ramble for miles through my hydrangeas just too big for me to check them, so I let them fruit and eat them, they are lovely and we do get loads! They will take liberties though in other parts of the garden, probably birds dropping seeds everywhere.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 13:50

thought I had seen this post before,,, it still isnt ground elder, have a look at this pic of mine, its wild raspberry, there are little brown spots along the stems, have yours got those, although, mine is wild so perhaps cultivated ones dont have those spots.


Hedge dying?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:31

Very mucky! If that were mine I would cut all the manky stuff off, however low, it wont recover so cut right down and destroy. see if it comes through ok. I don't like sprays but maybe in this case a dose of something may help. 

What are these bugs in the pond?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:18

It might be a good idea not to fish stuff out of your pond, best left quiet, still and peaceful.

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