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Latest posts by Lyn

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:52

Too early here to sow much but have a few bits and pieces

Canna from Hostafan


 Purple toadflax from Fishy

 Lavender from Archiepem


Cucumber seeds

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:17

I have bought Beth Alpha this year £1.49 for 60 seeds and free postage.

When I want to start peppers off, I just buy one I fancy in the supermarket and sow the seeds, they always seem to come true.


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:09

Afraid not, they will just love hiding and breeding under that, but you could hide a few slug pellets under it.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 15:19

I would advise GG to put 2 screws in the fence near to the top of the little greenhouse then string a rope right around the whole thing, weighing down the bottom wont be enough on a windy night, the bottom will stay put and the top sway over.

Chocolate cosmos

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 15:15

Hi Rock, I havent grown them but this is a good site to go by. 

aldi perennials

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 11:41

I havent this year but have done in the past. Best to put in compost in pots and keep in an unheated greenhouse until May, they should show signs of top  growth then.

Sweet William

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:59

They get plagued with tiny shiny green leaf beetles, they make the holes. you may see them and kill them, but they dont last long and the new leaves in the Spring will come out ok, if you can put up with it for now. You cant split them. each is one plant, nothing to split. 

Garden pests are a way of life, if you are willing to share with them, they will go away, probably only to be replaced by another pest!!!

Thats gardening for you.  xx

Photos of the garden today

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:48

white Lenten Rose from seeds sown in 2013, planted out 2014.




Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:27

Thank you Lesley. They will do that if you don't keep on top of them. Gardening for relaxation, I think not!!!

Montbretia eradication

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 13:19

I love it, from its first bright green shoots to its bright, blousy gaudiness. I purposely planted it when I first did this border about 3 years ago, I do, however, keep the clumps controlled or it would run riot. I find it very easy to get out.



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water lily

pot or not 
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conflicting info.

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