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Latest posts by Lyn

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 00:15

Its cropping it too short that causes the moss I have found. Couldnt get a late cut in, much to wet here, the fronts been done because its covered in snowdrops and if the grass is long they dont stand out. 

I would have loved to get another cut in as its always so wet in the Spring, we cut later.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 00:10

Gosh Perki, better get on with those daffs, usually in by October, are they sprouting in the bag yet, I found some like that!

Red tulips and forget me nots will look lovely together.

I have just got to get a covering of compost on the big horseshoe shaped border and near enough done. Looks like full sun tomorrow so will take advantage of OH to shovel it into the wheel barrow for me.

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 00:02

Good thought WW, always just take off the top on the first couple of cuts.

Recommended Books

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:58

Yes? Thought you wanted thread opened on books we can recommend?

Both these mentioned are brilliant books, most or probably all of the flowers I grow are bee and butterfly friendly.


Wildlife gardening -Month by Month.

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 22:13

I have done it!

netting crops

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 22:06

I used this, it works but dont let it touch the crop because she will lay her eggs on top and they get through the tiniest gap. Make a frame from water piping.


Recommended Books

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 21:57

A place for any books you particularly like

Wildlife Gardening -  Jackie Bennett


Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 21:36

The Westland will kill the dandelions, they will come back the following year but then the lawn benefits from a yearly treatment.

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:37

When I was a little girl dad would get a very tall tree, they were the cheapest then, and he would have to cut a foot or so off the top.

There weren't any electric lights to go on it, we had little clip on holders and real candles that only got lit just before I went to bed.

I always had a new doll and found out now that mum would pay into a toy shop a shilling or so a week to pay for it. Dad always made me something, one year he made a lovely dolls cot with bars. Another time he made a high chair, all carved on the legs and done only with a penknife and smoo

thed with sand paper.He made my cousin a pencil box with a swivel lid and 3 tiers of compartments.Being an only child, I had lots of books and board games and dad would play them with me.


I dont panic now about Christmas, my daughter hubby and 2 boys come and stay for as long as they like and they all muck in.

We used to go to midnight mass but havent been for about 3 years, same with morning service, since we moved here its too far to go.

Well thats my Christmas, past and present, I may tell you about my mums later.


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 16:33
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

  Lyn - that's awful - you need water!  Can we do anything to help?  Make a phone call for you maybe? 

Its back now Dove, thank you, the problem we have is that we are on the end of the line from the ambrosia factory and they are busiest in the morning.

We have our own pumping station now, because we are high, and there was a problem with the pump, they have been and fixed it and serviced it, so sll up and running.

The problem with the landline was to do with the ext, phone, I dont know why, but it wasvaffecting my main one. I disconnected the ex and all was fine, but BT did get right on to checking the line.

Mobile phone signal is always naff, you would think stuck up on top of a hill we would pick it up from anywhere. Anyway, I am now sitting down for the first time tiday with a lovely fruit corner yoghurt.

Dinner on next.

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anyone have one of these?

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