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Latest posts by Lyn

......the good guys

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:08

I have just had order delivered from Scotplants direct, ( not the first time I have used them)

I bought escallonia plants in 4" pots about 14" tall very compact and bushy all in leaf, £2.45 each, (Could have got 10 for 18.50)

50 very thick 7' canes for 13.45 and 50 x 4" flower pots for 2.45.

they do charge 7.99 for postage but if you do a large enough order, or get together with friends, I think it is still good value and the quality of items is superb.

I bought  several laurel plants in winter 2012, they have romped away, all very good.

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 11:59

A lot of companies are tied up with each other, I ordered a tray of primrose plugs from Parkers, they came direct to me from jersey plants.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 11:52

Definitely the first one David, selling for 74.00

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 10:54
David K wrote (see)

Hi, folks

Welcome to ‘Camera Corner’.

I know we already have our ‘Garden Gallery 2013’ thread and it’s great for sharing pictures of our gardens.

However, I (and others) feel there is room for a thread where we may share other stuff, so with this in mind I’m starting this one that will hopefully be more photography orientated.

Perhaps we could post pics of gardens & places we have visited, wildlife, macro (close-ups), sunrises & sunsets, patterns, landscapes……the list is endless.

I’ll start things off with this pic I took earlier in the year of my local bluebell wood:


David! I have just seen your photo for sale on the internet (Lots of money in photography)

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 10:17

For years we had a blackbird with white feathers on one wing, sadly he's gone now, but still left his offspring.

When they come to mate, they will probably fight for Mrs and one boy will get chased off.

What to put in cleared terrace border?

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 10:14

Some of the blue geraniums would be nice, slug free and take to most positions and soil types. A nice blue carpet that will flower for months. You could put some bulbs in as well. 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 10:03

If you dig a little hole close by, sink a coffee jar lid or something a bit deeper,  into the hole, cover with a piece of slate or large stone, leave a small gap in the side, nothing else can get to the slug pellets, you can then empty and replenish next day, having caught the little buggers.

Cosmos seedlings

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 09:50

Pot them on deeper in separate pots, pick out the tops, pick any flower buds off or they won't do anything at all, then grow another lot at the end of March, without a propagator, Last year I set seeds at the end of May, they lasted well through Autumn.

You can't plant them out till end of May at least, last year it was first week in June, imagine how big they will be by then.




Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:26

I spent hours yesterday dabbing them with glysophate on a paintbrush.

I hate the things also those tiny little leafed weed that shoots seed all over the place when you touch it.

Spawn 2014

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 09:52

Daughter in St austell, Cornwall has loads in her garden, she doesnt have a pond, they spawned in a trug container  of rainwater. They were mating in her outside loo, .They are always there so obviously dont need a pond, she doesnt have slugs, so they do a lot of good, she loves them. She goes out late every night to shoo them back in, they sit in the road!

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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My best buy of the year

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