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Latest posts by Lyn

What a weird mild Winter

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:21

To me, it seems the same as the last couple of years, colder weather coming later, just in time for lambing,

Pruning Hardy Fushias

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:19

I have several, i prune at the end of Feb, if they are in the way you could trim them back a bit, you wont trigger them into growing before their season is due. If the weather follows last few years pattern, they will slow down and drop the leaves anyway. They are tough old things, i dont think you can hurt them either way.

Talkback: Tomatoes, aubergines and peppers

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 09:00

With all the talk of veg being eaten by catterpillars, all you need to do is put net over them. Amazon sell a huge roll very reasonably priced, last for years if you are careful.

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 11:57

Just to remind us of summer, these are from 2013 there was a thread somewhere on Cleome


Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 11:02
LeadFarmer wrote (see)
Lyn wrote (see)

Maybe if I was a millionaire I would use it but a 30.00 to 40.00 a metre its right out of the question.

Thats for a pack of 5 though. So more like £8 per meter.

Im wanting to use it in-between a new cobbled path and lawn, with the lawn slightly higher than the path so I can mow over it. Im laying a curved path and the steel edging strip should make life easier.

Thats not so bad then, in the top pic of the OP it shows its put in the ground up to the top of the spikes.

Pitch Forks & flt tyned lifting forks

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 10:54

So you see Dove, your knowledge of muck forks has come in handy at last!

sowing antirrhinum

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 10:45
Mark 1963 wrote (see)

Thanks Lyn, The packet said end of January. They have a big window in the spare bedroom. Are they slow growers? I tend to sow a bit early up here in Aberdeen. I normally do the rest of my HHA end of Feb beginning of March then start harden off beginning of May. First time for me snapdragons, so interested to see how the seeds will cope up here.

They are not slow growers, I know someone who lives in Scotland and she doesnt sow anything till the end of March and well into April..some people who are new to gardening are so eager to get started, but there is no advantage whatsoever in starting in Jan


sowing lobelia seeds

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 21:54
archiepem wrote (see)

put a pinch of seed in each plug

Whatever made you think of that?

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 21:39

Our concrete  roof tiles have chunks of moss on them, we were advised by a surveyer to remove it.

On removing some, we find it has eaten into the tiles so this years job is to remove it all.

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 21:31

I agree but our grass was all moss with plantain daisy and dandelion, by the summer it was all grass, beautiful.

Discussions started by Lyn

Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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Last Post: 09/12/2012 at 19:15

My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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