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Latest posts by Lyn

Getting back into fruit & veg growing

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:15

Being an old retiree I like the old books, always use The Vegetable Expert by Dr. D. G. Hessayon. He shows all the bugs you can expect, feeding, watering , all the usual problems. Of course, the youngs will don't do that now! 

frogspawn in pond in January 2016!

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 14:21

My pond do crystal clear, but I can't see any tadpoles yet, I am in a colder part of Devon and very high up, it was later last year. The bottom here is more than 2' deep, I have never used a treatment, just plants.


Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 14:12

i completely agree with you Flowers, I don't want it to turn into a competition, I don't care if someone has 1 blue tit or a dozen, but when I see great,and I mean great, swarms of starlings but only one in the garden, then I hear starlings are in decline, I can't see the point in the one hour watch.

of course, when I have taken part in the survey before, I have received by post and email, begging letters from every animal charity around, and asking what I will be doing in my will.

daresay I could have ticked the box, but don't always see it.


Posted: 30/01/2016 at 19:48

Welcome home Hosta and OH, at least it was a better journey home than going out there.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:18

I could have counted the 2000 + starlings that were in the field this morning, but then they swarmed off up to the top field, now it will be noted that starlings are in decline in the West Devon area. 

If you only list them as you see then in one hour, i can't see how they can get  a true reading. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:55
David K wrote (see)



It didn't work  was trying to zoom with my own pics, but not other peeps.

 Works on iPad David. Although a bit blurred. 

Edted to add...didn't work when posted though!  Oh well a lovely photo in my pic files


Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:48

My New Years resolution was to file paperwork as it came in, so far I have done just that, will it last, doubt it.

I have finished, paid  and put away 2014/15 though. Going through 15/16 now so well up to date. My daughter gets hers in by the 31.jan, just by the skin of her teeth.

Hosta will be home soon, I have missed him, he is very good company and great fun to go out with. I feel sorry the holiday didn't turn out as peaceful as they wanted and needed. His OH had worked hard for it.

Clari, how worrying for you, nothing worse than a bounced cheque. One of ours was delayed last week, but then he paid it direct into the bank.

Take care and keep eye on the bruised b**b panda.

weather looking promising for today, sun trying to break through, very boggy everywhere though. Maybe just some greenhouse work.

have a good day folks.



Identify plants

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 18:39

i think it's a Penstemon as well. 

Help! How do I clean out my pond?

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 13:21

I have frogs hibernating under the sludge in mine so be very careful how you pull it out, personally I would wait until everything wakes up. Any slimey blanket weed can be twiddled out with a stick.

Decking help - which boards and why!

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 13:12

If you do go for decking, make sure you lay it so you can get plenty of rat poison under, they love it.

Discussions started by Lyn

Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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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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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 16:32

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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Mirabilis Longiflora

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