Latest posts by Lyn

gardening toolbox

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 12:26

I assume you are thinking along the lines of the airport cleaning trolleys,

I use a poly wheelbarrow, everything on there I may need,  pneumatic tyre so easy to push, hooks in the shed for big tools.

Cant help you really, most people just take what they want out in the garden, at the time they want it, not many people will take everything out at all times.



Posted: 27/01/2016 at 12:16
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Morning all.

In bed at 9.15 last night and slept almost unbroken until 8am.

Hubby confronted our next door neighbour yesterday in bar and said :

" you kept us awake all last night. Try it again and I'll break the door down and rip your f***in head off"

Seemed to have done the trick.

Steve, I couldn't possibly tell you where to find a holiday like this. I like you too much. 

Lyn, I've been looking at the weather back home. Has it actually stopped raining at all, at any point, since we left? See you next week for a cuppa and a catch up. x



I take it you won't be looking for a bargain package holiday anymore then.

I can imagine G saying that, in his best accent as well

I think it must have stopped raining one afternoon last week because Roland got a job out. apart from

Hope you have a safe and uneventful journey home, see you next week. x 

removing old patio and reinstating lawn

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 19:20

I don't think a two year old would hurt it, unless he's a dab hand with a fork or trowel

Compost again

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 19:08

It will burn your plants. Wood ash only.

Conifer problem

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 19:07

You will need to remove the conifers first, then enrich the ground as they will have drained it of nutrients. Laurel is the quickest to form a hedge, but not very pretty, (it's a good protection for nesting birds, probably won't apply to road side hedge anyway) if you keep nipping out the tops it will grow thick from the bottom, it will still take a few years to reach a good size though.

Mine was planted as 18/24" bare root plants, four years ago, coming up 5 now, it's cut every year and now very thick and dense at about 5/6' 




Posted: 26/01/2016 at 19:00

Forgot about the Lobelia, I do sow that in February, I have a few others that need sowing earlier, they need the cold to break them.

Mini forests

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 18:58

That's a good idea Russ, I have been known to tell it as it is. 

Seed ID please

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 14:05

Just had a thought, could they be Canna or  Ricinus, I'll have a Google.

edited to add.....neither of those. Will sow and see, I will let you know.


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 14:00

We've had to refelt roof the shed as well.

Mini forests

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:58

There's no point in planting shrubs densely Russ, they need space and light to grow to their full potential. It's so easy to buy a plant, probably about 2' tall and quite thin, thinking you can cram a lot in, you can't, look at the sizes given on the labels for height and width and plant accordingly. 

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