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Latest posts by Lyn

Greenhouse heating

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 22:07

I used to work with bottled gas, selling that is, then the cylinders were sold in lbs not kilos. For every lbs of gas there is a pint of water, so a butane bottle is 32lbs, so releases 32 pints of water. I wouldnt use it in the greenhouse but my dad did, its ok if you keep the window open all the time.

Propane bottles have to be outside, butane can be in.

I still cook on a propane gas cooker, I would'nt use anything else.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 21:48

Good luck, Matty, you will be just fine and home before know it.

Let us know when you're back.


It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 21:45

Thank you all. SGL, I did have a nice day, didnt do much, just the usual, did pluck up the courage to phone the doctor, booked a phone call, he didnt phone me back.

Just had a beef stew for dinner, we all eat that so only one pressure cooker to wash up.

Mum asked me if I felt a year older, I said I felt 10 years older.

Lizzie,  that little girl is adorable, so sweet.

Harvested this today.

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:44

Do they become woody inside when they grow so big?

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 14:18

Are you on your way RB, I will put the kettle on.

Or maybe one of these or two


It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:46

 Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes.

I would love to be with someone enjoying cake and tea, or something stronger!

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:20

I use Premier seeds, from ebay, never been disappointed, usually 99p per packet.

Hayloft are good for magazine bargains, I bought the penstemln collection last winter, they have been fantastic, I think they were 15 plants for 15.00. Now have loads of cuttings ready.

Also same for Hellebores and alstomera, all very good.

I have bought tiny plugs from J. Parker, but they were delivered from Jersey plants so they must be one and the same.

 I have also bought several plants from Parkers always on their sale, also get all my bulbs from them.

Unwins and Marshalls are identical, I always buy my runner beans from Marshall, later they will do a free postage offer.

Dont forget you can get 10% off everything including postage from Parkers.

Growing from seed

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 00:52

I didnt start my Verbena bon till March, they come up quite slowly but once they made a start they romped away and flowered late in the same year.

late tulips

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 00:48

Plant them now, no problem, they will bloom a bit later but they will bloom, they are programmed too.

Not sure if you will be able to get any now though.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 00:42

Lovely lot out in flower there Marion, you are ahead of mine, must be a wee bit warmer or maybe more sheltered, we are high up.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

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