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Latest posts by Lyn

How to make durable plant markers?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 10:07

My son in law keeps me supplied with pot noodle plastic tubs, ideal to cut down and get about 10 labels from each.

Before someones knocks them for eating rubish, as someone did before, my son is a fisherman so spare a thought for the chappie with his pot noodle and flask of hot water.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 00:09

Happy Birthday Yvie, down in Cornwall, have you met anyone we know?

Happy belated to punk and Clari. 

vigorously growing pear tree not fruiting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 22:03

There! I knew some kind, modest do - nut eating person would know. 

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 21:58

I have yet to overwinter one. I grow cuttings every late summer ready to plant again now.

vigorously growing pear tree not fruiting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:35

I am not sure about friut trees, but if you manure and feed a plant before it starts flowering, it wont flower, just grow lots of green. Not sure manure was the best thingi am sure that a fruit tree grower will come along and help you.

bean seed germinating

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:22

Edd, try and get it in the ground though, it will give up soon in a pot I reckon. I am not sure about the pollenation, I cant see any beans forming yet, but as the flowers fade you will see them, if they are going to form.

I love broad beans but hate the skins, so I par boil them, tip onto a tray, leave to get cold, then the skins just pop off. Then freeze, I like them better frozen, same with peas.



Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:15

Have you had them out, it looks like cold to me.

I have potted mine on twice but they have been kept in most of the time only out when warm.

primula candilabra

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 00:21

I love those, I bought 33 tiny plugs from Parkers last autumn, they were very good, and all flowering this year, I have them standing in the margins of my pond.

I didnt know about keeping them together in clumps, I may put 3 in a large pot as well if you think thats better.

How do they do it - slugs?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 00:16

I will be smug as well then...if you walked round my garden to collect them you'd still be out there now 

Just a few pellets are enough to attract them away from your plants, no need to turn the soil blue.

I have some good ones at the moment, as they were organic and can be used on your veggies with safety, I didnt think they would work, but they do! 

If you have a smallish garden, Nematodes are the best.

Mirabilis Longiflora

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:50

Last year, on the seed swap thread, someone sent me some Mirabilis Longiflora seeds.

They are now quite big, potted on and hardened off, I was wondering if I could put these in tubs, so they will be near the house, does anyone, or the person that sent them, know how big one plant will grow.

Or would they better in the ground.

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ID. Please

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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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