Latest posts by Lyn

Marking plants

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 11:07

I cut up pot noodle pots, SIL is a sea fisherman and takes them with him for quick snacks.

Sticky Traps

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 16:51

I think slugs do fly, either that or they're very good at long jump, however do they get from the wall into the hanging baskets😀

Lichen help

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 15:54

I do bear you in mind Justin, but having got to several years past retirement age, I don't do so much work now, the last lot I sent you was from a Cornish churchyard, probably the best place I've seen, but haven't had a job there since. 

I will look for some when I'm next out.

Last edited: 30 June 2017 15:55:27

Do runner beans need to be pollinated?

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 15:51

Same here Liz, my dad always used to pick of the first flowers anyway, he said it made for a stronger plant, I'm sure they will fruit soon, 

Sticky Traps

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 15:47

I tried them once in the tomato greenhouse, as you said, a few hoverflies, couple of bees, not a white or green fly in sight, which was what it bought them for, so no, I wouldn't use them again, 

learning ideas

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 11:45

I find it's good to just listen to people, try to take in every word your boss say, if there's anything you don't understand, ask her at the time. If you can remember any of it when you get home, write it down in your own notepad, you will be amazed by the end of the week just what you have learnt.

she must have confidence in your ability to learn or she wouldn't have given you the job.

I too get baffled by books, I learnt so much from my mum, who was an annuals, pots tubs and baskets expert and my dad who did the big garden with shrubs vegetables. I still miss asking him questions. He's been gone just over one year now, but I still get a quick' I must ask dad' moment here and there. 

You will get there, everyone has to learn and I'm sure you will.

just having the interest and wanting to learn is half the battle. 

Plant identification

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 09:43

Number 2 is Liatris, not Liastris 


Posted: 30/06/2017 at 09:35

He's just an arrogant sod , I don't know why he posts here with us plebs.

Tomato plant deformity 2016

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 09:15
PENNY81 says:

June 30th

I realised the problem with my tomatoes when I saw a photo and readers letter in the June issue of Gardeners World

i bought my Levingtons grow bags at my branch of Wyevale garden nursery in Gloucester

They tell me they have had no complaints and to contact Levingtons but can't find a contact address 

Can anyone help me

See original post

 There's a post just above from Keith Part who has kindly given his email address if anyone wants info about the Levingtons claim.

Mystery imposter

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 00:15

I've got lots of Astillbe but haven't got any with thick woody, hairy brown stems, I'll have a look and see,

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How pretty!

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