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Latest posts by Lyn

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 11:06

Does chemical spillage include toilet cleansers, dish washing tablets, biological soap powders etc. These have also surfaced with the sewage.

figs bag or pit

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 11:01

I agree with that as well Alan. If you can get cheap slabs from b and q they will last much longer


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 10:59

It wont have been birds, probably as its the end ones it could be wind damage, they wont recover, could you not dig them out and plant a couple of nice bird friendly trees, something with berries on?

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 10:55

I inherited this garden in 2010, it had been neglected for quite a few years but getting into shape now, I, like most people, have the vision but neither the time, man power or money to put it into practice, all my plants are from seeds, cuttings and Parkers bare root sales.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 10:40

I would also love a pond but am worried it may end up a stagnant pool!.


I do have 3 8 x 6 greenhouses, even though some have lost glass in the recent weather, i also have an 8 x 10 conservatory full of plants and OH is going to build another 12 x 8 so can fill that as well.


Trouble is, the more space you have, the more work you make yourself.

I cant believe I am so into gardening in such a short time, i only started digging the borders in 2011/12


I am envious of people who can post a comment on here with out having to go through the performance of submitting before writing then have to go into edit to make the comment.




An ENVY thread....

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:08

COMPOST... Last year I made 3 large darlek like containers, 2 metre square home made compost bins and 25 compost bags of home made compost, enough to cover my third -to  half acre garden with enough left for bean trench and veg patch.

I was told off last year for bragging and told that it wasnt a race or some such words, I just make good compost and get a lot of material to do it with.

I am envious of anyone who can get the plastic greenhouses to stay put in the wind.




greenhouse advice

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:54

I had the 6 x 4 size, hammered 5ft fence posts in the ground on all 4 corners, secured ropes like a tent put concrete blocks right round the edge of the plastic cover, the wind just took the lot, i was out picking up little plants and ruined seedlings,


 think the small 4 tier ones are best if you can rope them to a wall.

Organic raised beds

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:20

If you type 'organic raised beds' in the search box at the top, you will find several interesting threads to read about the subject.

Did I do right?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:38

The dreaded vine weevil?

I would have taken them back as well, and i would think twice a

bout using that place again.

rosa rugosa

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:50

They grow here on every side of the property, so dont mind shade or sun, every year a clump of it pops up somewhere else. we never even planted it in the first place, spread by birds maybe?

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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

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Any one know what this is?

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