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Latest posts by Lyn

Hanging baskets

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 19:00

I always feed mine with tomato feed, I thought nitrogen just made lots of green at thenexpense of the flowers.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 18:57

Yours were forgotten Fishy! Sorry 

A fast growing plant to give me privacy.

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 18:55

I have had three clumps of bamboo in for nearly four years, it hasn't spread, I am waiting for it to grow some canes for me?

it isn't very tall either, only just six ft now.


Using horse manure

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 18:50

I just chuck everything I have got into the compost bins, if some horse muck is available, it goes in there as well. Sometimes I buy a bag of well rotted farmyard manure to add.

In December the whole lot gets put on the beds.

Trees won't need feeding though, but spread what you have got around the perennials, the worms will take it down.

sweet peas

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 18:45

You can sow sweet peas in October, I don't, my Spring sown ones are just the same size at planting out time, so no point in me looking after them through the winter.

Lots do though.

Compost bin

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 16:31

Same here Kathy, only from London, but we only had the downstairs part of the house, but did we laugh?Like hell we didn't 


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 16:25

Chop it back, as low as you like, I have cut them almost to ground level and they shoot out right from the bottom.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:50

Postie just arrived, many thanks to Jeff and Nut, I am thrilled. Can't wait to get sowing now.

name of shrub?

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:47

This is pods from Magnolia, leaves don't look like it to me though.

josie, come back and help us out a bit please  

Using horse manure

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:40

I wouldn't apply now, your plants will be coming to an end soon and by feeding now you are likely to promote growth which will be soft and could die in the winter. Spring and early summer is the time to feed.

i don't feed my borders at all, only compost in the winter, I think the soil, left alone, will re generate by itself.

others don't agree with me, but there's far too much spread, trickled poured onto the soil.

tubs and baskets however get fed weekly.

Discussions started by Lyn

Seed ID please

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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 23:03

How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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