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Latest posts by Lyn

Sad day for British Bees

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 00:31

I have to agree about the Seagulls , my daughter who live by the seaside, was frightened to go out one day last week because someone had hit a seagull with their car and hundreds collected outside her house, she couldn't risk taking her charges outside.

A Few years ago, I think they fed them with something to stop them breeding, it must be done again, these are very vicious birds and if left, wilol multiply to enormous amounts.

It's not just pasties, they have ripped a dog to bits, they would do the same to a child. daughter is very aware of them when they go out.


Newbie Lavendar Dilemna

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 00:23

I feel Tetley maybe right, that's a mighty big plant for a last years cutting. They are quite slow growing.


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 00:21

If they get too big I don't think they flower well, I leave some in the ground but most are from seeds that I collect form seed sown ones from the year before,

i love the Yanky doodle dandy ones, try to get open ones if you can as bees get nothing from the big blousey ones, having said that, the ones I leave in the ground are that type.


Propagating Foxgloves

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 19:46
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

As nutcutlet says, they get more consistent year on year if you're vigilant.

could one of you explain that please, what to do etc.



Posted: 25/07/2015 at 19:41

you won't need many, this is one Spring sown seed. About 4ft in all directions.


Propagating Foxgloves

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 00:15

I planted out my Apricot ones from my own seeds, didn't have one come up that colour, but the white ones stayed white.

Fairy Moss

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 00:04

The water boatmen seem to be eating mine that fishy sent me. Maybe it takes a time to establish, it looks lovely at the moment. Just collected around the edges. Absolutely no slimey blanket weed at all.


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 23:57

Started raining here yesterday Thursday 6pm and it still is, someone put the plugback in please.

Propagating Foxgloves

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:17

Have you left the seed pods on the plant until they are black and rattley?

Ensete ventricosum

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 14:00

Most of the plants are from plant centres/ nurserys, etc., they have a reputation to uphold, more so than a local GC. If you don't like anything it's shown to the whole world so you will get a decent plant or your money will be refunded, they daren't risk bad feedback and if it goes on Facebook, that's really bad.

I bought three trees and five hedging bushes, one of the small hedging plants died after awhile, they just replaced the whole pack.

Make sure you read what you are going to get, not what's shown in the picture, like, they may show a three ft tree in the photo, and offer a 9cm pot!.

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How pretty!

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anyone have one of these?

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