Latest posts by Lyn

Gardners world magazine April

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:54

I do love the mag, but oh dear, don't they contradict.

I noticed in this months a question someone asked about growing Zantedeschia, the reply was... Good free draining compost, water carefully. Grow under glass or on the patio.

i looked in a previous mag,.....the same plant, .... Grow in poorly drained soil, bog garden or even in 30cms of water. 

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:23

I would love to be a fly on the wall when you two get together

Prevent compost pots from drying out

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:54

Same here! 


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:24

Sowed on 1st March, not that I would recommend that early to other people, I just have the right facilities for then and like to catch the June warmth that we get here.

dont feed until the first little fruits have set. Then use a tomato feed.

if you make them to well fed they won't bother to flower for you, they need a bit of tough love to make them flower.

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:19

If you need to chip any seeds, try a pair of nail clippers,

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:15

That's the way of it with gladioli, probably been eaten by now, no point in lifting now, see if they come up thus year. Did you plant them on a thick bed of sand.

Prevent compost pots from drying out

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:13

I always use peat compost if i can get it, it does dry out quicker, you just have to keep at it, I have gro bag trays that I stand them in every so often, they can soak up what comes out of the bottom.

When is the best time to cut back Penstemons?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:06

Just done mine too.

british epiphyte

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:04

Plants are hard arent  they Invicta, probably hasn't any soil, just hanging onto life, which is why I don't fuss around too much with bought feeds.


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:00
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I'm gutted, as they'd say on masterchef.


You been messing about down the pond again, talking of gutting.

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