Latest posts by Lyn

Why doesn't my ribes flower?

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:55
Verdun wrote (see)

Dreamsofspring, prune as hard as you like after flowering.....asap after flowering to produce a long period of fruiting wood. 

But if they don't flower how will they know when to prune

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 14:33

12 issues for 25.00 is good but they want your credit card number up front ready to take next years out at full price. 

i never used to shop in Tesco either, but do have a Tesco credit card and mobile phone, that makes enough vouchers for my RAC subscription and GW mag every year.


Snowdrops in the green

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 14:26

I saw an RHS gardener on TV who said he always waits until the green has died down before moving then as the roots can break. 



Posted: 25/02/2016 at 14:21

Same here SGL, only one year I cut mine back early and all the top buds went black in the frost and I had to do them all again, won't even start till towards the end of March. I wouldn't move that one until end of March if no frost.  I have never fed a hydrangea, unless you want it to stay blue then you can buy some liquid to keep it blue.

Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud'

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 18:50

It will be two years probably, before they flower, they are very slow growing from the start. 

Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud'

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 13:05

Astrantia seeds need cold so best sown in Autumn out in a cold frame.

You could try putting them in the fridge now for 6 weeks, don't expect flowers this year though, I doubt they will be ready.

Planting Begonias

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:55

I planted mine this week indoors, they are quite slow this time of the year but some have made a start they get on  when the weather warms up a bit.


Unwelcome garden visitors

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 10:20

I only buy shelled peanuts and sunflower hearts, as Obe says, they make such a mess to have to clear up.

we are plagued with starlings at the moment, they look so funny hanging on the feeders though, not designed for it

Planting Begonias

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 18:30

I start mine off in seed trays, just sitting on the top of any old damp compost and once they shoot and get to about 2" tall, I then pot the up.

Sensory Garden

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 18:26

I have grown some quaking grass, just seeds picked from hedgerow, also Buuny  grass, little fluffy cotton heads, from a packet of seeds, kindly donated from the seed swap thread. 

The Stachys is lovely, also Lychnis has nice silver leaves.


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