Latest posts by Lyn

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. 


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:54

I am in the South, still won't start till March.


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:51

Clarington, how about treating your mum to a water filter jug, and a supply of filters that will last until you visit again, we live in Devon and the water is supposed to soft, it's horrible, I could not drink it straight from the tap.

I remember visiting a friend in Essex and the tea tasted as though it was just out of a swimming pool. People get used to it and probably your mums always had it that way.

Hostafan1 wrote (see)
it's going to be colder here overnight than in Devon.

It's not nice at all here, dear, cold, usual gales and very very wet. Tis peaceful though




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