Latest posts by Lyn

Wild Bird Food

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 19:22

I buy this one, one a month, it  may not be the cheapest but it's delivered next day free and it's treated so it doesn't grow when it drops  on the soil.  It's got lots of different seeds, suet and insects , every bit gets eaten so no waste. I buy all the bird food from this seller. 

Sodden hydrangea heads

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 19:17

The beauty of them is that they come right down to the ground, they suppress weeds, I wouldn't cut any of it down, but then I wouldn't have underplanted anything there.  This one is 15' across   and about 6' tall. You may be sorry when you don't get so many flowers next year. 

vine weevil attack

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 19:02

They've survived massive downpours here, they don't seem to drown, I am currently emptying my baskets, some have dozens in, I've sifted through the compost and put them out for the birds. 

2017 tomatoes...

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 00:46

Old compost, that all sounds perfect for the average gardener😀

Failing that you can water them using a bottle of Tomorite or similar with added seaweed extract.

The last of England's red squirrels

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 00:36 

Sad isn't it, we dispatch greys when we can but there's just too many of them. We have so many where we live in Devon.

there is a little colony in captivity breeding in Cornwall but theres no point in letting them out down here, hopefully they can release them in a non grey area. 

I like the Idea of sterilisation using the Nutella as a bait. 

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 17:29

Hi Victoria, could I have the Verbena Blue Spiers  please.

I have 

Cosmos bipinnatus Dwarf Mix. Sow by 2019

Brachycome Iberidiflora Swan River Daisy. Sow by 2019

Foxglove Foxy Mix sow by 2019

Zinnia Purple Prince.  had a few out for this year.

Calendula Citrus Cocktail. Dated 2016 but go on forever.

Sunflower Teddy Bear. Sow by 2019

sweet Willian. Indian Carpet mix. Sow by 2019

nicotiana lime green. Sow by 2018

ammi majus sow by 2019

antirrhinum majus  maximus.

Dark blue delphiniums, my seed, tested and germinated.

2017 tomatoes...

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 16:59
josusa47 says:

Wow Lyn, thanks for this, I'd never heard of a seedless tomato.  Will investigate.

See original post

 I suppose they must have a few seeds, somewhere or they wouldn't  reproduce, but if they have, they are very few. This is my photo.



Posted: 10/09/2017 at 16:56

I always buy from J.Parker as well.

2017 tomatoes...

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 14:10

If you want a seedless tomato, try Jersey Devils, large tomato, no Pips and skin easily.  Everyone germinated. 

Will greenhouse need heating?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 14:06

If your stuck for indoor space you could buy one of those cheap plastic greenhouses and put inside your glass one. 

Depends which plants you have, I've never needed heat for overwintering anything, but if you have tropicals then you will. 

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Insect ID please

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