Latest posts by Lyn

When We Were Young

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 12:12

Walking home from school on my own in a thick pea souper, you had to count how many roads you crossed and then count the gates of the houses. I would have to come straight in and blow my nose really hard to get rid of the black, good ole days mmmm! 


Posted: 04/05/2016 at 12:08

I am one of those silly people that have needle phobia, so any work gets done without one.

i ask first on a scale of one to ten how much will it hurt, if it's below Seven just get on with as quick as possible. I have had three back doubles capped once, he had to drill loads of the teeth away to fix the cap too, after that he always refers to me as the person that doesn't feel pain! Not quite true, but the thought of a needle, I'm out of the door.

i have only had one filling in the past twenty years, so thought I could take the pain of that one, he is an extremely good dentist though.

Bad Day

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 10:18

Sit down Darren, you must be joking, coffee and fruit on the hoof here.

Unusual Planters

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 10:17

I love the use of the BBQ, don't like the bike though, 

i am not very imaginative when it comes to containers, have used old buckets for tomatoes though, nice and deep.


Advice needed

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 10:14

No problems with those, they are as tough as old boots, one of the plants I do just put straight out.  They don't like being in, they'll romp away as soon as they are in the ground.

Free gifts on May issue GW

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 10:04

Even on special event days, you still have access to the domes, grounds etc.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 09:59

That's good Hosta, hopefully on the mend.

dont set it back by doing to much, that's a hell of a 'lawn' to cut! 

Must meet up next week, your hydrangea cuttings are now flowering.

Congratulations to Panda and her OH. Lovely time for a wedding, although with Dhristmas as well, there's a lot of planning to do.

cleaning right through the house today, it's dads funeral tomorrow so everything must be ticketee boo, you know how it is. Do we really live in squaller at other times

Bad Day

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 09:52

Sophie,  I don't think there's ever been a gardener who hasn't said exactly what you have said there.

theres always something, I have lists, then when I get out there I see something else more important to do, so the list never ends.

Try to sort it out in jobs of the most importance, make a list, number them 1 to 10 and try to stick to it, just do what you can, if it becomes a chore you won't enjoy it.

It is hard work, especially when you have a new garden that you want to put your own stamp on, but take it easy, lots of coffee breaks, and don't forget to eat, as I usually do. It's good for weight watchers

Temporary gap-fillers

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 09:47

Wallflowers..... depends on your soil though, they hate acid soil, I have to water mine with lime. Forgot this year and they are a pretty sorry show! 

Questions about my Dahlia tubers!

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 00:15

At this time of the month they should be about 6 to 8" inches tall,and nice and bushy,  ready to go out at the end of the month. By then they will be thick and strong enough to survive a bit of slug chewing if you don't want to use pellets.

if you do, you only need to put down about four pellets. Hedgehogs don't like slugs anyway, and nothing will eat a dead one.

If you've left dahlias in the ground, they will only just, if at all starting to shoot now. Well, mine are hardly showing yet.

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