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Latest posts by Lyn

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:32

As stonemasons, we always say not to take stone out of it home, marble is to be kept in hot dry countries, even in Britain, sandstone and limestone are best left where they form naturally. Same with plants.

Did you see the photos Dove? 

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:23

It wasnt long ago when Monty said never try to grow anything that doesnt belong in this country. Whats the point in groinv stuff that you know grows in hot dry countries, and there he is doing exactly that.

I lovd Monty, dont get me wrong, but sometimes I cringe at the things he does, and newbie gardeners will do just that and it wont work.

Saying that, he and Carol have been my greatest insprirations, just need to read between the lines a bit.

He is right about the water though, a lot of people come unstuck watering veg plots, if you cant stand with the hose sprinkling for hours, then best left.

Back from holiday with most of my plants alive - hurrah!

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:13

Have you got verbena as well, If not I could send you some. Its wild here I need to dig it out.

ID on giant wasp

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 02:24

This was definitely it...the article says they havent yet arrived!

There were no spots just plain band of stripes, That was no ordinary hornet,

I  agree with Verdun, we do need to kill certain creatures, if we didnt, we wouldnt  be here in a few years time..vermin for instance, 2000 from one pair in a year, we would soon be overun with them, another plague epidemic. If these wasps are going to kill bees, then they have to be eradicated.


ID on giant wasp

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:49

He was a big beast. I put him out, if I see another I will kill it!

Are they just down here Verdun?

Newbie gardener

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:25

Hi Poppy, nice to have you here, I bought my hellebores from Hayloft online but some other people dont like the.

Most would rule out T and M. If you only want one plant you may be better going to a gardeen centre or nursery and choosing. If you dont mind smaller ones, like i prefer, Hayloft will sell them nearer the Autumn. They will need potting up and caring for a while. I am griwing mine from seeds but dont expect flowers until next spring or even the one after. 



tv programmes

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:17

If you have sky just type in gardening In the search box and they will show on the menu, some are on demand so i think you need Sky + for that or is it just internet conection? I am not too techi!

anyone have one of these?

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 18:35

Jo, they are all lupins, all from seeds, about 4to 5 ft tall, there is a blue delphinium on the extreme left of the photo.

My geranium did survive the winter, Daryl,  stayed green as well. It turned out a bit purlpe in the photo, its actually pink, I took it on the phone and the colour is not true.

Had I known it was going to be that big I would have put it back a bit.

If you look at my entry on the Garden Pictures 2015, you can get an idea of its size and the colour is true.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 18:27

RB did you put it in ericaceous compost?

ID on giant wasp

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 17:43

This was in the house today, its about 2inches long with  definite stripes across body, I have never seen any like this of this size.


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