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Latest posts by Lyn

Ensete ventricosum

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:00

Most of the plants are from plant centres/ nurserys, etc., they have a reputation to uphold, more so than a local GC. If you don't like anything it's shown to the whole world so you will get a decent plant or your money will be refunded, they daren't risk bad feedback and if it goes on Facebook, that's really bad.

I bought three trees and five hedging bushes, one of the small hedging plants died after awhile, they just replaced the whole pack.

Make sure you read what you are going to get, not what's shown in the picture, like, they may show a three ft tree in the photo, and offer a 9cm pot!.

Nettle feed for tomatoes

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:23

I don't feed newly planted perennials , Fishy, Tom food will push them on before they are ready, it's to encourage flowers, young perennials need all their energy to grow roots first.

you could buy a cheaper tomato feed, Doff has seaweed extract added and is half the price, I use it all the time.

Lupins help with cutting back...

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:18

Mine have been in for three years, they are coming out now for replacements.

Gardeners world magazine

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:15

I don't subscribe any more, even though I got it free, I found there's a page from Monty and a page from Titchmarsh, both contradicting each other, it annoyed me.


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:08

About March if fine.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:04

Hi Vic, have you got any more marsh marigold and mimulus left please.

I watched for mine to ripen, then they were gone! Straight into the pond!


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 10:56

Isn't it just Hosta, that's filled the water butts!

I have been out to greenhouses, everywhere is soggy, rain came in one window, fortunately a grow bag tray caught it.

A tray of potted on wallflowers blew down, so that's the end of those, off to sow some more, you have got to hand it to me, I don't give up.

Even after the rabbits have eaten all the 2 dozen Gaillardia and Potentillia i planted out, I have still sown more, maybe I am just a bit stupid!.

good day to everyone and sad for troubled souls. xx



Geum cuttings?

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 18:52

If it's really big you can just tease bits off from the base, they come off with root attached. You can then bring them on in pots, outside, or put somewhere else in the garden.

my new potting shed,

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 18:14

Fantastic Caroline, just the place to go, with a stool and cuppa to get away from it all.

Can I grow veg next to Bracken?

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 15:15

It's taking over the hedgerows here, killing off all the wild flowers, there are great patches of it, no flowers at all, even the daffs didn't bloom last year in the places it's growing, I wonder if the council should be removing it, they don't cut the hedges down till later but soon there will be nothing to cut down but the bracken.

sorry, not answering your question, just having a rant 

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How pretty!

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anyone have one of these?

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