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Latest posts by Lyn

Salvias and Marigolds.

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 09:24

Its more than likely slugs. They trash most things given the chance. I find the heads of the tagetes just hanging by a thread in the mornings.

North-facing border ideas, shared with neighbour.

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:50

I have some Bergenias in my north border, they keep the leaves, in Spring just cut off any tatty ones and away they go.

I have 3 or 4 hebes, they are evergreen and just need a bit of cutting back if they get too big, they are easy from cuttings that grow quickly, 

Foxgloves were good there, as were lupins this year, but they do need attention, cutting back and bare in the winter.

Hostas are good, but then not evergreen and susceptible to slugs.



Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:41

aawwwww! puppy gone!

Peace at last Bekkie.

I have done washing but it rained in the night and is still raining, plants that were getting to the laying down stage are standing up, so its a good thing here.

Be careful when you handle the chilli, wash your hands after, if its a hot one and you rub your eyes, they dont half sting!.


Crazy paving

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 23:40

I would like it if Annie would come back and show us what she has done, she posted inMay 2012, she must have decided by now. Come back Annie.


Posted: 26/07/2014 at 23:23

Thank you for the update.

My garden sounds like yours at the moment, everything just grows and grows. 

I hope your ankle will soon mend and you can get out to do some tidying. Its frustrating just to look at it knowing it needs doing.

Horticultural Films

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:42

The black narcissus.( No change.)

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:27

Amanda, could I have some Senecio seeds please, I have never grown them before from seed, they seem to fill a nice big space.

I have your stachys lambs ears ready now.

Yum yum

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:00

Lovely harvest well done, 

Is it your first year?


What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:29

No need to pot on those lupins yet, wait til they fill the pot a bit more, leave outside now and put in the greenhouse in about October/ november. Any of the perennials are best kept over winter and grown on as a stronger plant.

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:30

I wouldnt put the lupins out, they are not hardy in the first year.

Mine are just sitting outside on shelves and will be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse or maybe a plastic one.

The foxgloves can go out in the ground and they will die back and come up next Spring.

You will need to keep watering them until the are well rooted down. 

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