Latest posts by Lyn

Dahlias going free!

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 10:46

Rosie, you can get about six in a box if you post them, for 2.80, maybe people would be prepared to pay you the postage? 

Leylandii hedge

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 10:44

We have not long taken out a similar hedge, they had been in for 28 years, a 100' run off them. We cut them down with a chain saw, then just picked around the roots, using a mattock and iron bar. It's easier with two people as one can wiggle and the other can chop the roots as they show. 

The whole lot did come out, although it took a fair few weekends!  That was in winter of 2013, it's been planted up for two years now and we think it's the best thing we could ever had done. They are horrible boring trees. Heres a photo of it this Spring, it's second year, just to encourage you  



Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:23

Vic, I would like those as well please.

Gran, your plants and seeds are finally off to you. 

Primulas and quaking grass off to Fishy.


leaf mould

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:03

Dove you make your OH sound like an alchofrolic 

Mine does the same, no need to buy all the fancy stuff, nature takes care of everything, if you let it.


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:13

I agree with you Fairy, poor Sebastian, I felt sorry for him the whole way through, dominated by mother and her fanatical religion.

Jeremy Irons is one of my all time favourites as well, saw him in a cowboy the other day.

I am trying to battle through some other Waugh, but nothing compares to Brideshead.


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:27

Dry here today, turned cold though, conservatory streaming and de humidifier packed up in the night.

must get some bulbs in. Have a good day all.

Shoots already!

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 00:47

Do you mean your tulips John, they should be outside.

ID sub shrub

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 00:45

I think it could be doubtful that it will overwinter, Anita, I have done a few cuttings and will pile a load of compost on then hope. I think the hot pink one will, it has leaves like the Hotlips and they survive ok.

i don't think the red one will survive, I've already brought it in.


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 00:40
Fairygirl wrote (see)

It's such a beautiful piece Dove 

Escapism Verd.  It's not my thing either, despite Brideshead Revisited being my all time favourite book and piece of TV. That had a lot to do with the writing, production, acting and the faithful adaptation of the book, as much as anything else though. It's also a study of class, privilege and all that goes with it    

Mine too Fairy, watch it every time it's on, love the book as well.

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 19:56

almost all of my orange Monbretia have gone, some clove thingy that get very tall and the rabbits eat it. lots of other stuff, will have a think.

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