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Latest posts by Lyn

compost bin on stone flags

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 14:33

Making compost in big bins is definitely for the fit (and the tall

OH has taken over ours now as I just couldn't turn it and fork it over into the other bin, you need two, as when one is full you turn it then leave it while you start to fill the other. A screw lid and hatch doesn't eliminate the need for turning, you will probably end up with a smelly mess.

if you place it on your paving slabs it will leak out. In your situation I would go for the wormery as mentioned.

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 14:19

Mine start of white then the centre go blue/grey then the whole thing, then I turf them out.

maybe the  Macrophylia are different.

The answer to Christine's question is yes it will stay white in a tub, but they are quite thirsty hungry plants that like to grow big so I don't know how long you can keep it in there for. I find they do best in the ground.

compost bins

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 13:08

I dont put perenial weeds in such as ground elder,buttercup or dandelion, but cut the green off and put in just not the roots or seeds heads.

I dont put in tomatoes with seeds in them they spring up all over your garden and never anything cooked.

Row of Laylandi dying - Why

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 09:13

We had three here that were planted in 1950, they had gone very bare and straggley, bits dropping off and brittle, the tree feller said they had come to the end of their life.

our conifer hedge, 30years old almost, kept at five feet, was good apart from where some self seeded bracken got between it and killed the growth on either side, much better out and shrubs and flower border there now.


Plants I don't like (for no particular reason)

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 23:01

Mines about 6' tall, I have never cut it down apart from dead flowers, would you recommend I cut that down to 6" and if so, when please.

storing plants in winter

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 22:58

We always laugh at Montys potting shed, absolutely spotless and rows of tools just out of the plastic cases, never used, gleeming, mine, couldn't dare say!!! 

Row of Laylandi dying - Why

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 22:50
Welshonion wrote (see)
What do you mean they don't last that long? They have only been around since, I think, the 1930's so nobody knows how big they get, or how long they last. Could be 100 years minimum.

Strange you should say that welsh onion, I read they were discovered in Wales in 1888. You live and learn. 

Plants I don't like (for no particular reason)

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 22:30
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

was that in the 70s Lyn? 

That was just in Lewdown before moving here.

I have a Mahonia somewhere, can't find it now it's hidden behind a .....wait for it.....


I usually do about 200 fuchsia cuttings a year, my favourites.

The only thing I am not keen on is the red hot pokers,, planted a couple last year, and now there's a huge clump of it, I am not keen on plants that take liberties.

Transplanting Leeks

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 18:23

I have bits of 2" wide plastic piping to go over mine, you can cut a lot from a length.


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 18:21

I think we should all head to KEF's and lay in wait tonight.

Discussions started by Lyn

Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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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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