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Latest posts by Lyn

pond worries

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:26

They are black and not big enough for a cauliflower ear yet. About an inch long, difficult to tell because they squash up then stretch out to move along.

I dont know how big they will grow as this is the first year of my pond.

Visions of African Queen spring to mind 

They are definitely not snails eggs. 

Dealing with garden waste

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:21

When I first moved into this house the garden was very overun as dad couldnt manage much more than cutting the grass, the first lot of waste was enormous, we shredded, built bins, cadged daleks etc, but now its sorted, we have the day to day stuff which is manageable.

We are lucky that our council give us 5 bags for green waste and pick up once a fortnight, in tbere goes stuff I dont put on the compost, such as buttercups and other dreaded weeds. I would rather dig them out than use weed killer.

You will find it gets easier and manageable. 

If you cut the grass regular, say every six days, you wont need to pick it up.

Fox glove plugs

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:11

Looking good! Watch for the dreaded slugs though.x

Seedling id please

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:08



Posted: 14/04/2015 at 09:22

Just popped in to say good morning folks.

I am flat out busy catching up on the greenhouse/garden work. I am spending too much time twiddling green slime from the pond, how therapuetic is that? 

The weather here is fantastic,  we are high on a hill and the mist is around us, looking down on it at the moment. Have a good day all.X


Last year's carrots

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 09:12

Verdun....I didnt think you were supposed to feed the ground for carrots, it makes them fork? 

pond worries

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:17

I have leeches as well.  Maybe grow them on and start a clinic.

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:02

The black edging stops the sun getting on the liner, that will in time ruin the liner, it also stands up about 2inches so when you put your soil or turf round the edge, it doesnt fall in the water.

Be honest now

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:00

I go around with a meat skewer and a pair of secateurs, I am not spending out on plants or growing seedlings for slugs to eat.


I do try to get the plants to a certain size before planting out, but the ones that are already there get protected.

My cabbages are so well netted nothing got on them, I have already put slug pellets on my newly emerging delphiniums, you only need about 2 or 3 pellets, no need to turn the ground blue! 

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:55

I think it would leak and you dont want that with spawn, newts tadpoles etc in there!

I havent got boulders holding mine down, I am building a bit of a rockery at the back because the ground dropped away about 3ft due to it being built on a hill. I bought some edging to go round it, then just made a beach bit one end. I have put a few small stones in the water, the tadpoles love to get under them.

It will look better when the plants take off this year and the edges are planted up, but definitely no need for boulders. This was only built late last summer and needs lots of finishing touches.



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