Latest posts by Lyn

Hostas from seed

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 15:23

Those seeds you gave me Hosta, coming a long really well, bit small because I haven't had a chance to repot this year, but all germinated and grew on well. 

Cant remember the name, Frances something? 

What is this?!

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 15:16

Clematis Recta? 

Privet hedge by post

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 19:50

I bought mine online from J. parkers, 20 for £20.00, extremely good plants and grew very quicklY. They were bare roots though, which have to be planted in the winter, if you want to plant them now, you need pot grown ones. 

Online as good as anywhere. Lots of places will sell them. Don't buy them too tall, and when you plant them, cut a few inches off the tops, then pinch out as they grow, that way you will get a thick hedge right from the base.

2 Plants IDs

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 19:44

Could the second one be an Evening Primrose? 

Problem overcrowding tomatoes

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 19:41

As Dove says, , and dont forget those tomato plants will get to six feet tall, so they need a cane put in from the start. The squash plants  spread right out, so give them plenty of space, in the garden, about three feet apart at least. 

What is this plant?

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 00:06

I grows  everywhere in my garden as well, we call it Penny or Navelwort.

First compost heap - how does this sound?

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 13:39

Can you build it in solid wood planks, it needs to get hot, we make a cubic metre every two months, in solid wood boxes with thick carpet on the top, tuned every week at the start, then transferred into another, then start again. You need a few containers if you want  to make a lot So when the first is full you can upturn it to the next and so on.

Those big blue containers are good for storage after it's gone right down in the wood ones.

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 13:22

These are Miscanthus Sinensis.

This one is Frosted Explosion, I've grown a few, but all the grasses are similar at the seedling stage.  Prick out and pot on each one separately. They grow into huge plants. 

I've only sown a few this year as wasn't sure if last years would survive the cold winter we had, but they did, so have a few extra now.

Soil quality measurements

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 13:10

Old gardeners measured the temperature of the  soil with their cheeks, (of the trouser variety.😀)

When it wasn't unbearably cold, the seeds went in. 

Plant IDs please

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:36

Once you've got them you'll never be without them, I dug quite a few of mine up last year, just left a few for the bees but there are loads of little ones around this year from self seeding. They're a good backdrop, mine were about six feet tall, but you do have to put canes and string around them. 

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