Latest posts by Lyn

My border

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 15:47

That is absolutely beautiful, I love the border of heucheras

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:46

Ok thanks Victoria

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:26

Vic, thank you so much for the pond plants, I am thrilled with them.

Do you keep them in a pot in the water or plant around the edge?

Root Trainers for Sweet Peas?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:41

I bought the proper root trainers, as David says those peat pots are not good.

They grow a very long tap root, especially if you grow them over winter, in a pot this root just curls round and round in the bottom of the pot, in a root trainer, this doesnt happen.

I have used the same root trainers for 3 years and they are still perfectly good, when the sweet peas come out, the beans go in, you do need to go careful with them, they look a bit fragile, maybe more suited for the ladies (oops sexist remark)

If you weigh up the cost, used twice a year I dont think they are expensive. I got mine from ebay.

Edited to add.. I find it makes no difference whether I grow them in the Autumn, the Spring sown ones caught up and they all bloomed together, so I am not bothering this year.

Its probably where I live because a lot of people see an advantage in Autumn sowing.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:31

Yes please Bekkie.


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:28

Is it worth the indoor space for a packet of seeds, I wonder


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:22

I went to bed at 9.30 last night, quick power nap, up at 10.30 back to bed at 3am. I made a load of little envelopes for seeds, sorted ones to post, planned the day, cutting the grass along the road verge and pruning the laurel hedge. Will post a pic when its tidy.

Mums bad again, different problem, why oh why will she not tell me until its almost major surgery time.

I just went in to see her, woke her up as shes been just sitting in the chair for night times, she gave me a black look and wouldnt talk to me.

Poor dad, trying to over compensate chatted on and that got her a

nnoyed, the joys of aged 'p's.!

Worst year for rust

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:09

Yep, I go with that Bas.

They wont die completely because I had this last year as well, just strip all the leaves off, give a spray of rose anti fungal spray and they will come up next year.


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 02:02

No, they need to be sown early Spring, then they need warmth throughout.

The plastic greenhouses are ok for seeds, young plants etc, but I dont think those will grow well in there. 

I dont think they will over winter, I could

 be wrong, see what others think. If you look at Matts, you see they have fruited and will soon be finished.


Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 01:14

Does the mini pop stay short, everything here get blown over in the wind.

I have cauliflower All year Round

Tomato Gold nugget

Tomato Ace55VF

Cucumber Perfection

I would like seeds from Roma tomato.Or anything different from above for a change please

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