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Latest posts by Lyn

Strawberry beds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 07:36

Fried or hard boiled strawberries just doesnt sound right some how.

Companion planting for veg

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 07:31

Last year (which was my first growing year for veg) i grew seeds of pretty tagetes and nasturtiums,  I grew some pots of chives and put around in the carrot patch.

Strawberry beds

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 23:00

I would not eat anything that has had bird droppings on it, very bad for you. I put a plastic cloche over my strawberries last year.

Seedling help needed

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:50

When they get their next set of leaves they will be even more leggy, pot them in flower pots and drop them in deep, when they grow a bit more and get another a few more sets of leaves, pick out the top set, they will then bush out. Pick any flower buds off, you dont want them to make flowers at the expense of the root ball.

It is a bit early to sow cosmos, i will do mine at the end of the month, they grow very quickly. I have grown some at the start of June, they go on till first frosts. 

Bay tree position

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:30

Mine is the same, no sun ever.  Its been there for years, i just chop it back when it gets too big.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 13:14

My love of gardening didnt really come by choice.  My parents have this huge garden and dad after retining early, spent every minute there, but when he got in his 80's all he could do was cut the grass with a ride on.  It got to be like a wilderness, covered in brambles, conifer hedging out of control and a large patch of 7 or 8 full grown conifer trees shading the garden.


We dug out the trees in 2011 and i sowed seeds and planted up in 2012, this picture was summer 2013.


In 2010 we built an extension on the bungalow and i set too to try and hack it back.


This is a piccy of the part that had the large trees in. I dug it out and planted up in 2012/13,




Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:50

I am bugged with celandine, it drives me mad and if you leave one little bulblet in, next year they are up again.

I have recently been out with a pot of glysophate and a paint  brush, hope it works, nothing happened yet!

I cant grow lily of the valley, put in never seen again, even in a tub.

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

I never bother with a lid, they will grow, no need to race them on, there is still plenty of time before you can put them out.

Once they make start they will romp away.

Heres some from last year.




plant I.D. please

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:02

I have a few come up in my garden under the tree but they seem to be short lived, the berries go over quite quickly, its ok if you dont have any children nearby or a dog that eats anything. Up to your NDN really, but i dont mind a few.  Easy to dig out if you need to.

international gardeners

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:45

Welcome Flora, nice to have people from far off countries. Let us know how your friut trees go on.

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