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Latest posts by Lyn

sowing antirrhinum

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 21:16

Have you saved some seeds, it may be a bit early, i will sow mine 2nd week in March. You cant plant out till after frost have gone and last year that was nealy June.

By then they could become leggy, keep pinching out to create a 

bushy plant if they do germinate.


sowing lobelia seeds

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 21:02

Mid to end of Feb is just right.

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:59

Maybe if I was a millionaire I would use it but a 30.00 to 40.00 a metre its right out of the question.

sowing lobelia seeds

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:30

I have never done that, i just put a small pinch into individual modules, that way you dont need to transplant, i would be there forever if i had to do that as i grow hundreds of them. 

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:22

I have tried several lawn feeds and find the best is Westland feed, weed and moss killer, my grass was fantastic after this, almost deep sea green coloured and no weeds, really worked well.

Give it a good raking first.

April- Seed sowing

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 13:15

I am leaving most of mine till april, if its the same as last 

year, i couldnt plant out till June anyway and by then the early sown 

plants where getting straggly.


They will germinate quicker because hopefully it will be a bit warmer. However, i do find that lobelia benefits from early sowing, could you set those before and ask someone to keep an eye on them.

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 14:05

They are beautiful, i grew them last year, dont sow the seeds too early, i found April was the best time, unless you have a heated propagator, even then, they cant be planted out until its warm out. They do come originally from warmer climes, very rewarding though. I could not have cut them for a vase like Rachel did!

I have saved the seeds from them for this year and they are twice the size of the ones i bought. They yeild thousands of seeds.Hoping for an even better show this year 

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 00:11

Very wind here on the west side of dartmoor, 3 plastic greenhouse covers shredded, both panes of glass from door of one greenhouse broken, plants all ok, one arch blown down and broken and one obelisk bent but now re inforced.

Rain blown in patio doors, just wet carpet but not too bad.

Being 940 ft above sea level, we dont flood, but we do get very strong winds for a lot of the year.

SAVE OUR SEEDS! ...again!!

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 11:30

There is a thread on here called 'Salad leaves' which is something like this.

Not sure if its about the same thing as the above link.

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 11:22

Keyser, are they your dogs in the photo's?

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

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Any one know what this is?

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