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Latest posts by Lyn

privet hedge

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:32

I do exactly the same as Leif, chop all bare root hedging back on planting, that kick starts the roots to grow.

I did the same with 45 privets 3 years ago, did we get them from the same place I wonder, daren't mention on here though!!

I have never watered them or the long laurel hedge, you need the roots to go deep in search of moisture, unless you run a water system all night, you can do more harm than good. If you only water the top few inches of soil, thats where the roots will stay.

Maybe I am wrong, but nothing wrong with either of my hedges.

The more I study Monty, the more I see there is a difference in what he tells you and what he does. Dont get me wrong, I love the man and he has been my only inspiration when I first got to tend this garden.

My OH says he has a lot to answer for!!!

anyone have one of these?

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:32

I have found the pot it came in.... wow, hasnt it grown from last year! They got it wrong with the spread though, its huge.


Young gardeners and neighbours

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:51

1930's you mean?!!

I hate doing the front, it doesnt matter what age you are, they still have to look. Then there's the tractor/white van men. No much rather be inside.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:24

Bit of a wrong time Justin, at this stage of the plants life we are cutting the runners off so they dont sap strength from the plant, there will be hundreds in a few months time ready for next Spring.


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:19

Autumn before last I sowed some, then again in pots in Spring, by the time they were planted out they were the same size, they all flowered together so I wont be sowing any more in winter, battling with wind, trying to stake them, not worth the effort.

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:01

My variegated and plain are all growing well in the border facing north west.and have been for years.

I have two others in full sun, all day, all equally happy, no need to fuss them.

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:35

Perhaps we can put the weed killer on the shelf with underarm deodorants, clingfilm, fairy liquid, talcome powder, burnt toast, toothpaste, and a thousand and one other house hold products until they have proof.

9cm plant - how to deal with it

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 19:11

The little one could fare better, as Dove says, they are only barely just coming out now, so the big one has obviously been 'dragged up'  in a hot house to get it like that, may not stand the cold nights.


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 18:47

Dove, all my Achilleas are 2ft tall, whats happened to yours?

I have been to daughters in Cornwall today, freezing cold, all we did was visit the two GC's. Far too cold to walk round gardens!

We had four little girls with, two and a half year olds, littles dears, they love a mooch round the GC smelling all the flowers, they loved the verbena and lavender.

We picked up another 6 from school, so 10 little kids altogether, you wouldnt have thought there was a child in the house.

anyone have one of these?

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:54

Wow! Thank you folks, I was beginning to wonder, its taken off like a weed, no sign of flowers yet but I will keep you posted, 

I love geraniums, and thank to Bekkie ( I think it was) I now have a complete border of them, the blue and purple ones are flowering now.

Can anyone remember send me a root of Rozanne or similar, I lost all my old PM'S and cant remember who sent what.


I do have a gorgeous Geum about to flower and I know Victoria Sponge sent that to me, so thank you everyone.

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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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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Plant ID please

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Recommended Books

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Common. milkweed

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New pond

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