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Latest posts by Lyn

Ground elder in compost bin

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:05

I wouldn't advise compost bins on concrete, they work best when worms can come up from the bottom and have a good old munch at the stuff you put in. I suppose people buy worms, but I don't.

Don't ever put ground elder in the bin as even half inch of root will grow.

I would suggest digging it out, by hand, tedious , but the only thing I find that works, then make sure you don't transfer any of it to your beds. I think a lot of people are plagued with ground elder, your not alone in this, I have loads of it, and am just taking it steady and digging it out.

Don't ever use a rotavator on it, you will just chop up the roots into more pieces and it will spread even more.

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 19:36
Mine are still in the conservatoty, I wouldn't put them in the green house yet.

sweet pea framework

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 16:16

Yes Fig, I put net around.good idea about leaving a bit free, I didnt do that!

Winter wonders

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 16:14

Anything new in the garden marion?

Carol Klein

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 16:12

I just love Carol Klein, so full of enthusiasm, and love of her garden. I dont seem to be able to propagate like she does though!, 

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 15:49
Funny you should mention rabbit, I am really tempted to buy one for dinner, As a child we had rabbit every week it did two days dinner. Hope they are skinned, I couldn't eat one like yours there, I just love the ears!;


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 15:45
We all agree on the laurel, good true info there.
The layout is lovely, will you keep it like that?

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 15:40
Would that be horse or beef Geoff?

My tree is dying

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 15:38
I bought Christmas tree last year in a pot that was rooted, but after a while it died in the garden.
The seller said he could not guarantee it would take.
I seem to remember a whole thread on this at Christmas time, maybe you could look in the search box and get some more info.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 15:31
I love living here as well fairy girl, I can't remember when I went away on holiday last, life is one big holiday.
But, at the same time, I can see why city dwellers feel the need to get away.

Discussions started by Lyn

would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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