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Latest posts by Lyn

Brown Turkey Fig is Dying

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:02

Ceres, I am glad you  said that about keeping in the fig the greenhouse to fruit. I have one, quite small at the moment, I have been putting it out just to harden off and the leaves turned instantly brown, it obviously doesnt like the cold at all, it has now grown another leaf that looks ok, I didnt realise they were so temperamental!.

Dwarf Cosmos

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:54

I am growing dwarf cosmos for the first time, thanks to someone on the seed swap, but someone said, on another thread, that hers grew almost as big as the ordinary ones,  about 5ft, I think.

I have picked them out though.

root trainers v. pots

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:56

Does anyone else use root trainers? 

I can hardly believe the difference, same French beans, planted at the same time, pathetic efforts in the pots!


Peat free compost

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 23:42

I potted all my seedlings into Levington compost with moisture  retainer (or something like that),  they are growing away nicely and fast. Sowed runners and french beans in it, they were up in no time and havent stopped growing. Strawberry plants now covered in fruit.

I will definitely buy several more bags of this for my tubs and baskets.

Compost is something I dont scrimp on, I dont buy plants, only raise my own from seed, cuttings and the ocasional Parkers bare roots when they are at sale price, so I afford myself the luxury of a decent compost. 

Erin is not too bad, but this year the Levington with extra water ...whatever is the best. That doesnt mean it always will be though, the next batch could be rubbish, seems the way of these composts lately.

annual stocks

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 10:25

If they are annuals, that's their lot. You could collect seeds ready for next years plants.

growing toms?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 10:23

Monty Don, T&M all connected to GWMagazine, its all about money.

Which Clematis?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:26

We have a very prickly row of Berberis growing all around ours, there is often someone ready to cut the tanks and syphon out the oil in the country areas..

I dont think anyone would like to try it on ours.  The Police actually recommended it, they said that they would get some DNA from it!

Mossy bloom

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 07:58

Did you Fluff up the compost in the bag and turn it on its side before you planted up,  grow bags are very compressed when they are new, just get a little trowel and loosen the surface.

Strimmer recommendation

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 07:53

Usually the reason the bump feed doesnt work is that the cord is not wound on absolutely smooth, if you cross over on the winding, it wont feed out properly. We paid a lot of money for ours, but even then, last week it wouldnt bump out, only because of the way it had been rewound.

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:51

Maybe next time you want to grow something you could ask us first, then a 100 people can tell you different ways to do it 

Discussions started by Lyn

Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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