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Latest posts by Lyn

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:22

These are some of mine, they are just starting to shoot,I have never used a proagator, not sure if it may keep them too damp. They live in the conservatory facing south so get sun all day.


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:12

I suppose their insurance will cover new carpets kitchens and appliances but not the garden, maybe ruined lawn mowers but not plants and soil.

I cant see them being ready to set seeds and plant for quite a while yet, probably next season.

Maybe the seeds would be better distributed to willing growers as these people probably havent got their greenhouses up and running yet.



metal arch

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:03

My metal arch lasted just 2 winters, it then went rusty on all the joins where the scews go in, then the wind bent them at the weak spots, OH has now made one from 1ft wide wooden trellis.

Very dissapointing if you have clematis weaving through it. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 01:07

 My first daffs are out.

Greenhouse solutions

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 09:40

4. Stops the dreaded thing bowling around the garden in the wind.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 10:08

Thank you 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:42

Hellebores doing well concidering they were only bare root plants and put in in Spring not bad for a pound each, although i had to wait 2 years I still think its worth it.


Talkback: Growing sweet peas

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:49

Tried it before David, they were not good, maybe its the high altitude or the strong winds, but they seem to benefit from being held back until April. I havent even sowed the late ones yet.

Surviving Geraniums

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:32

I grow lots of fuchsias and have cut my outside ones down today to about 4 inches from ground.

The indoor ones should have started shooting, I take them out of the pots, knock off the old soil and check for vine weevil, then repot in new compost and cut back to about 2 inches from soil, they will shoot out and make a nice thick bushy plant.



When they have grown 3 sets of leaves, pick out the middle of each shoot, then repeat when those shoots have grown 3 sets of leaves. Only pot them on when they have filled the pots, they like to be quite tight and never use black pots as fuchsias like cool roots and black pots get hot.


Give them a feed of tomorite or similar to promote more flower growth.

Border in complete shade

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:24

Luu, your picture there does show white spots on the leaves but i dont think it pulmaneria.  It will be flowering soon if it is, perhaps wait and see, the bees love it.

Discussions started by Lyn

Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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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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