Lyn


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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 02:26

I picked these today plus 2 vases for my mum

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Talkback: Plants for bees

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 02:19

My best plant for bees so far has been the tall echiums I grew from seeds. They are biennial (although i have had 2 years alreadyfrom them)but i have collected seeds last year, every one germinates, they are so easy,

And i have now planted out about 30. Verbena bon is good, there are 200 around my garden, lupins, foxgloves, alliums, echinops, borage, cerinthe, there are so many, i think i have all Devons bee population.I am harvesting the echium seeds now if anyone wants some, there are thousands. Its the tall bluey looking plants, lots of spikes, that is just one plant so you dont need many.

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not enough bees

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 02:06

Surely if they are covered in flowers, you wont see the beans yet, give them time, I have never known of a row of runner beans 

with no beans on it.

Leaking pond liner

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 01:58

I have just loaded a marvelous little book onto my kindle by Alex Sally who builds large ponds for wildlife areas parks etc, he is very knowledgable, its a very good read, but apart from that, there is a link at the end of the book for a company selling liners and the underliner giving 10% off. It worked out much cheaper than Amazon and was delivered very quickly post free. Thats if you are looking to buy a new liner. Also, if you use their recommended underliner, it is guaranteed for 35 years, The company is called Bradshaws Direct.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 01:49

I was very proud of my mullion moth caterpillers on the verbascum, only to look on the homepage here where they say destroy them with sprays, why ever do that?

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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:51

Thank you Bekkie, I have to go on laptop for pm, tablets dont do it

I will pm tomorrow.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:31

I have taken photo's of the perenials I will be splitting and rooting later.

I dont find basil does well once opened for too long, and definitely not parsnips. 

I will have a gorgeous yellow aquilegia, direct from the Eden project, somehow a seed head just fell into my bag as I walked passed it!

Another plant ID please!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:23

I had Goditia like that last year.

seedling id

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 02:13

Close up they both look the same to me, both quite furry, is that a few white fly on the second leaf up on the left? 

Would wallflower or forget me nots be that big at the moment? I am not sure but Nut is usually correct.

moth

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 02:07

How lovely, I had some caterpillers from the mullion moth on my verbascum, but the home page of this site says to spray them and kill them, I was carefully working around them, quite proud I had got them.

Discussions started by Lyn

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New pond

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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.....

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pepper plants

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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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