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Latest posts by Lyn

Can an architectural graduate move into garden design?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 17:09

Kentish Maid, have you tried Duchy College, seems Cornwall is the place to be!.

I am in West Devon, almost Cornwall and my daughter is in St Austell.

out of season plants

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 17:04

I quite fancy purple crocosmia in may!

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 17:02

I think you can still buy creosote, but its had the harmful bit took out, (probably no good now) You can buy a good cheap wood preserver from your local wickes or B & Q.

greenhouse heating

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 16:59

I have had enough problems tripping over a bag of soil in mine today.

I dont use heating at all, but I do have a conservatory that plants go in for the winter. 

I have over wintered pixie lupins,big lupins, sweet peas, campanula, fuchias, geraniums, lots of trailing green/white stuff, lots of other things, all in an unheated bubble wrapped greenhouse.

I think its probably best not to start your seeds off to early, they will then be ok in the greenhouse, although I still havent put my tomato's out there yet.

Uses for last years grow bags/compost

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 23:18
I always use fresh new seed compost for seeds, but as someone pointed out, they set seed and grow in the garden, so maybe you can use it.
I always put any soil on the veg patch and the roots in the compost.
If you have bought new seeds, just follow the instructions on the back of the packets.

basil, chives and parsley

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 23:10
I completely agree with marsh, I grow chives and basil in the conservatory. Parsley in the garden, but it wasn't good last year.
I am going to try coriander this year as well.

Friend or for?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 23:04
I had a row of trees lopped and the tree fellers ( there were really only two) chipped up all the branches, I spread this on the garden this winter and it's covered in toadstools, all from sycamore and beech trees. I have just dug them in, free mushroom compost.

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:43
I have often bought these mini roses in Morrison's, there's usually 4 little plants in one pot, I split them in separate pots, I have loads now, so good value, eventually.

Lesser Celandine

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:17
Is that that stuff that grows all over everywhere with heart shaped leaves and has bulbs like little maggots.
I am obsessive about it, have spent hours today digging it out.
I have tried really strong weedkiller on jt, it just pops up next year and says na na you didn't get me!

new guinea impatiens

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 19:54
Yes they are the new guinea impatiens, they don't grow from seed, but cuttings are good. I think I did them about the end of September then kept them in the conservatory once I potted them up.

Discussions started by Lyn


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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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