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  1. Linz

    Linz Total Gardener

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    Hello my names Lyn, 26 from S Wales. Got into gardening last year through a neighbour and by buying a load of dahlias, bedding plants, strawberry plants and a rhododendron. Most of which died...

    Anyhoo didn't put me off, read up on a lot of stuff over winter and started some seeds off end of feb, had some great results with dahlia, cosmo, zinnia, sweet peas and livingstone daisies.
    Had some disappointments too, one dahlia still hasn't budded, tomato plants from seed had tiny fruit and didn't ripen, few didn't germinate but oh well..
    Had a few plants given to me; 2 magnolias, lupin, hostas, mini roses, load of different bulbs for next spring
    Bought; more dahlias, a camellia, buddliea flower power, 2 clematis no idea what type, aquilegia, bleeding heart, bulbs which were in flower at the time and then put them in the ground, bulbs bought for spring 2016, shedloads of bedding plants lobelia, pansy, petunia, busies, fuschia, begonia..
    Pinched; bog standard buddleia, red and pink valerian, more aquilegias, wild primrose.. (all from the side of the road) a rose cutting (from a garden, it was too nice not too, house was for sale no occupants) and a gladioli corm.. (it was loose, he would of been sent to the bin!)

    so I have quite a collection in a small time and most have taken lovely this year, super chuffed. Next year I want to venture into more tall plants such as delphs and hollyhocks and a lot more fruit growing, we have some brambles and some raspberries growing through weeds behind our boundary, which are quite tasty but not enough fruit is produced to make something :( so a few more canes, a cherry tree and maybe the odd carrot or sack of spuds I'm not sure yet... ta for reading :)
     
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      :sign0016:

      You'll love this group as they are not only fun but very knowledgeable and helpful.
       
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        Hi...welcome to GC :sign0016: :spinning:
         
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          Hi Lyn,

          Welcome to Gardeners Corner :)

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            Hi Lyn and a warm welcome to GC :sign0016:

            Sounds like you have been very busy collecting this and that for your garden....like you I have had good things and lots of disasters but we learn from them which is the good thing.

            I will be looking forward to watching your progress and as the members told me when I joined they are a Nosie lot...... and just love photos...:heehee:
             
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              Hi Lyn,
              A very warm :sign0016:from me too.
              sounds like you've got a good selection of plants already :dbgrtmb:. I've got a daliah which didn't flower this year too & a very large basket of green tomatoes! I think the weather was against us!
              We are a friendly lot, love to have a giggle & a natter, oh sometimes we talk about plants too!! :heehee:
              I shall look forward to chatting to you around the forum. :)
               
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                Hi Lyn, welcome to Gardeners Corner!!:thumbsup::snork:
                 
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                  Welcome to GC @Lynd :sign0016:

                  This has been a very difficult year for many things - tomatoes being one of them - so try not to be too disheartened about the things that didn't work out for you.

                  You'll love it here - best forum on the net bar none, and that is solely due to the members. A nicer bunch you could not ask for, and there is stacks of knowledge too.
                   
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                    Hello and welcome to the forum Lyn :)
                     
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                      Welcome to GC Lyn. :)
                       
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                      • Linz

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                        Thank you all for the welcomes!
                        Heard loads of people had problems with blight or just poor crops and I'm not too disheartened about the dahlia, theres always next year for it to pop out :fingers crossed: :biggrin:

                        @fat controller , I'm pretty new to gardening forums and actually came over from a different one.. nice bunch just some of them were bit set in their ways... :old:
                         
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                          :sign0016: to Gardeners Corner, Lynd were a friendly bunch on here
                           
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                          • MostlyVegsSouthCotswolds

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                            I've got plenty of them
                            too. Lets help others not get dis-heartened by posting our 'failures' as well as our successes :)
                             
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                            oh, and I was given some really helpful advice about my new Rhody a few months back here, which is now doing great; look out the post if you need to, Lyn
                             
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                              Good morning @Lynd and a warm welcome to Gardeners corner my friend;)

                              Nothing set in concrete here:heehee:
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