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Latest posts by Lyn

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 

Leylandii bush help

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 15:03

They don't take much to get them out, last year we took out a 100ft row, 28 trees, been in there for 25 or more years so you can imagine the trunks. 

We got my grandson to cut them down with his chain saw, (we could have have done it but didn't have one) then, with a mattock, iron bar and loppers we just picked away through a few weekends and now it's this. They really do come out easily, they are not that deep rooted and you can just chop the roots, they won't grow again.

Much better, insect friendly, lots of stuff for bees and apart from weeding, not much work to do on it. 

Edited to looks like yours has been attacked with a hedge cutter rather than a bug.

they don't grow back if you take all the green off them.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:17

Blue aqui off to Fishy.

next lot ready for Christine.

Annuals in small pots

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:14

Pansy and viola

Nettle feed for tomatoes

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:12

You really need a feed with potash fishy to encourage flower and fruit, some tomato feeds have seaweed extract, I think that is very good.

Sage gone wild

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 15:47

I think sage is better dried, used for sage and onion stuffing.

Chinese foxgloves

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:55

That's the answer I think, I will look for seeds. Thanks GM

Why don't I remember what plants I have?

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:54

I suppose you could put labels in.

Chinese foxgloves

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 11:15

I saw a pot of this in a garden centre yesterday, 15.00

Discussions started by Lyn

Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 23:03

How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Last Post: 18/08/2015 at 12:18

Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 17:41

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 16:32

Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 07:42

ID. Please

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Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 19:41

Ulrasonic pest scarer

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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 14:04

New ipad

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 12:47

Seed swap

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 23:40

ID on giant wasp

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 02:24

Mirabilis Longiflora

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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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