Latest posts by Lyn

Crocosmia 'Solfatare'

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 11:50

Isn't it crocosmia that flower on new bulbs made ever year, if so, you need to collect the new bulbs they've made and not plant the old ones back, maybe I'm wrong, but that's what I do. 

Why does my bed look rubbish?!

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 11:46

I wouldn't have planted anything under that large fir tree, and there's also Leylandii behind it, not all plants like to live under conifer. PI would have planted some nice flowers in big tubs/pots, and perhaps a small shrub that won't mind being container grown, and stood them on slabs.  Something tall along the fence,  bamboo in tubs maybe. Also a nice Clematis or three for year round flowering. 

The leaves on the aquilegia need cutting off as they have succumbed to mould.

There's a lot of work involved in bringing ground like that under conifers up to scratch for planting, depends how much time and effort you want to put into it. 

I think planting under a beech tree is probably easier than firs. 

Hollyhocks dying? Any advice

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 21:50

Leave them until the seeds heads go dark brown then you can sow some more.

Lobelia Crystal Palace Problems

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 23:34

You may want to remove those Willow Herb weeds because if they set seed they will blow everywhere and you will get another load next year. 

Last edited: 03 August 2017 23:35:01

Green Tomatoes

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 18:45

They will turn, just leave them.

Agapanthus From Seed

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 08:49

It is easier to split them up but you won't get 100 plants by next year.

Prickley Very Fast Growing Security Hedge

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 08:47

The police recommended  Berberis around our oil tank to deter oil theifs but I would think as yours only 50' you could but a roll of sheep fencing, don't know what you call it where you live but it's strong with 4" square mesh. 

Berberis grows quite quickly but nothing is instant, and anything will need a help to start with, even Leylandii which is fast growing.

the fastest hedging we've ever had is Laurel, needs less attention than anything else but a bit boring to look at. 

Agapanthus From Seed

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 23:56

They grow very quickly, I sowed some earlier this year, they are quite big plants now. I don't mind what colours they are.  Definitely worth a go. 

Should I keep these plant?

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 18:30

I would dump the pansies but the green trailer is nice.

The other one, may have been an Osteospermum it's so slug eaten, it's up to you if you want to sort it out, but you can buy them cheap next Srping.

Animals & Man or Man & Animals.

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 18:26

Love your bowing down smiley Dove, I see you know your placeπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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How pretty!

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