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Latest posts by Lyn

Sowing annuals

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:44

The only thing you wil get going in time for a summer showing would be cosmos.

You really need to sow annuals by mid to late march then pot on until you have a big plant to plant out at the end of may.

Covering expose liner in a pond

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:38

I have this, it stops any soil falling into the pond so you can lay the grass right to the edge. 

Ceanothus for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:31

Also Echium and echinops, there were loads actually.

Ceanothus for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:28

Borage was the best here last year.

Been knipped.......

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:25

Lilly pilly, I am 960ft above and most times windy, they grow here.

I only have 3, they came in a mixed perennials pack of bare roots, from Parkers a couple of years ago.

I dont like them, very untidy, the flowers are not much compared to the masses of leaves.

Same old story

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:20

Nematodes work very well Fishy, I have used them. You may think they are expensive but not as much as 2 or 3 boxes of 'friendly' slug bait.

You need to place them when its going to rain or you need to water them in. They will die if they get too dry.

You have worked so hard on your garden through the winter and spring, I really think you should look around on the net or in the GC for some bait.

My daughter buys some wooly looking stuff, she says it smells like wet dog, but says it works, it doesnt disappear so only one application needed.

Petunia surfina Baskets

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:08


2...pelargonium not a trailing one.

3...verbena too soon to tell if it will trail

Are my common Laurels dead?

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:06

I would write or phone the company and tell them how many have died.

They should replace or refund.

Laurels dont need stakes, or watering once they are planted and have their first soak. Dont feed them. Chop the thin spindly weak growth off the tops of the remaining ones, they may be saved, and get the others replaced.

Did they not tell you to remove the sacking and soak the roots before planting?

Just a thought but being along a roadside, has the local doggy or two used them for a loo? 

more help needed please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:48

I put my runner beans out to harden off, not for the first time, on Tuesday, the leaves went white, sign of cold, I wont be planting out until the 1st June. By then they will be about 2ft high and able to take it.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:43
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Thank you Gina and Kitty.

As for Swiss Sue and DD, hard luck! Because of French inheritance laws the house is partly owned by my children who don't want to sell it! 'Tis a bit worrying though because I'm getting older and the house is too big.

Same here Lizzie, never leave your half of your house to Spouse, always in trust for the children. Now my mum has died I have her half of this property, I need to quickly will it to my children.

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