Latest posts by Lyn

HELP! Out of control clematis

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 08:54

It could have the second crop of nesting birds, I'd wait a bit and have the whole lot out, it's very ugly close to the house. 

I have one that just there for the sole purpose of covering a fence to hide a shed, it was out control and I cut it right down to six inches, its nice now as the green has grown out from the trunk, thus hiding it a bit, not sure it will do that if you only cut it to a metre 

Strawberry Plant Runners vs Strawberry Stem vs Leaves

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 00:16

The runners are just long green stems, they'll grow about 60cmts long and get some leaves on the ends, these you pin down in a little pot of compost, they will grow roots and there's your new plants for next year. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 00:13

I think that's a bit OTT, we have them growing out of a dry stone wall.! 

Is it too late?

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:23

I've never grown Lurchers and Pidgeons did you start them off in a seed tray๐Ÿ˜€ 

Insect recognition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:20

Lucky you! Treasure them.

Did I sow these?!

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 17:49

I dont  think there's any Rudbeckia there.

Sowing hardy annuals

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 17:40

I know that a lot of people do that but I don't, I'd never see them again, as soon as they pop their heads up the slugs have them, then the weeds smother them, so even though they are listed as hardy annuals, I always get them to big plants in trays first.

good luck with your project though, you've done very well so far.

Poor soil after conifers

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:39

We removed a row of conifers, 100' long run, 28 year old trees, the ground looked very parched and bare, we added lots of home made compost, but mainly plenty of chicken manure pellets.

We did that in the winter and planted it up with shrubs and plants the following Spring, perfect.

This is just a small section of it in the September of the same year we planted it up, you'll be surprised how quickly you can get it back good with compost/ manure and chicken pellets I have not fed it since, it's well established now.

Flower id please

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:40

I think that's a Bidens, could be moonlight. 

Bee problem

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 09:36

Now  is the time to take the cover off and fold it up ready for the winter, if you intend to overwinter anything Is.

The covers go brittle in the hot  sun so best to put it way, then the bees can get to the plants and not get trapped. 

Discussions started by Lyn

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
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Lyn & Hostafans day out

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Hostafans View

A little bit of Heaven 
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Pricking out cosmos

No more leggy seedlings 
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Birthday thread

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Birthday thread

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Clary 'Blue Denim'

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Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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