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Latest posts by Lyn

penstemon seeds

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:30

I sow mine as soon as they come off the plant, late summer.

Easy to do from cuttings though, late summer again.

Weather warnings issued

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:26

Always windy here on West side of Dartmoor, 960ft above. Very rarely dry washing as usually in the clouds, anyone remember the cartoon Adams Family, they toured around in a camper van with a permanent rain cloud over them! 

You get used to what you can grow, anything taller than a daisy needs staking, plastic greenhouses need to be roped to the wall.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:12

Spent a couple of hours in the greenhouse, almost finished sowing seeds, potted on a few more rooted fuchsia cuttings, must stop doing them!

Potted up dahlia tubers, most are started from seed this year.

Someone gave me Bishops Children seeds, they are up, definitely best for bees.

Free Council Compost

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 14:34

My council wont sell it or give it away.

How do you know what goes into a bag of Verve, arthur bowers etc, we will never know. As these places that make compost on a large scale for comercial purposes heat it far more than we can, I would think it ok.

Top soil, thats another problem, I would never buy that. Someone I knew bought a lorry load it was full of knotweed and weeds.

Help with remembering plant name?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 14:07

Like this, philodendron scandens



Fox glove plugs

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 14:34

I sowed some in the autumn when you first sent them and some a couple of weeks ago, they are both identical size now so wont be bothering with the worry of Autumn sowings again. Just sowed in the normal way, seed compost lightly covered.

I dont suppose they will flower this year but will have loads of bigger plants for next year. I can wait!!

garden ivory

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 13:03

What is that? Can you post a photo please.


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:57

For a lawn that small you could buy a push along one, no noise, polution and plenty of exersize, other than that, a 12 inch cut flymo would do.

Fox glove plugs

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:52

Beaus mum,  all the Astrantia seeds are up that you sent me, would  you like a few foxglove plants that will flower this year, They will be pale pink, not sure who sent the seeds to me, but I have lots and can spare some.

Please send pm if you want some FOC of course.

Tulip trouble

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:10

I agree with Dove, , were they the freebie from J.Parker last year?

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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calling Gardengirl

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water lily

pot or not 
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friend or foe?

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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