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Latest posts by Lyn

Very specific hedge plant requirements

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 16:40

Pansy, that made me laugh, where have all the congregations gone then.

Originally yews were planted in church yards to ward of the devil, but more recently they were planted to stop farmer Giles grazing his sheep in there for free.

In answer to the OP, Laurel is probably the best bet.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 16:34

They have just said I can bring mum home tonight and she can go back for biopsy results later, now the fun begins. I need to learn the ins and outs of the catheter , dont suppose its as complicated as the stoma, they both rely on liquids to work!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 10:58

This past few weeks I have done a lot of thinking, 

From observing the comings and goings of my parents, I have come to the conclusion that the reason we beat ourselves uo over them is that we feel responsible because of all the care they gave to us.They will do what they want to do, and we feel so bad about it,but what can we do?


I feel like hitting a brick wall because they dont seem to want to do anything to help themselves, just how far can our responsiblilties go? No easy answers to this,I  sometimes wonder if all this  is just natures way of preparing us, we had 6 months of pure hell with MIL and when she died, of course she was missed, but we all agreed it was a blessing.


Solar powered pond pumps

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:49

Fishy, you sound desparate now, so time for me to get those plants sorted out for you, put lots of nutrient eaters in, you can always turf them out next year and chuck if they grow too much ,

I would advise that if you are not using aquatic soil you put the marginals in ordinary flower pots with chippings on the top, that will stop the excess soil leaking into the pond, save your perforated baskets for a while, or you will be in a circle of plants, nutrients plants etc.

We shall day


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:42

Why would you want to cut the flowers off!  Leave them going as long as possible, if you want, you could trim lightly to keep it neat, but I do as others say and wait for new growth in March/April time then right off as low to the ground as poss.

Runner Bean Beans

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 12:52

I tried that, I thought the beans tasted absolutely discusting, different peoples taste I suppose.this year I made sure I picked them while they were tender and fresh. Lots in the freezer now.


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 12:42

Heavy shower of rain, first for 4 weeks. All water butts emptied into cans waiting for pour down. Pond desparately needs topping up.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 12:38

Your lilac delphs are up Fishy.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 00:23

Fishy, could I have some wallflower seeds please?

Thank you to everyone who is sending seeds to me, isnt it nice to grow things from other peoples gardens. 

I still have loads of those campanula plants, keep finding huge clumps of it, its amazing how quickly it spreads, I only started of with a couple of plants from Parkers sale catalogue! 

I cant tell if its the blue or white now, but you are welcome to some.

should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 00:12

Being a TA, I think you should not give up on that one, just take it to the local blacksmith and get a new prong welded on.

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Common. milkweed

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New pond

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

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Any one know what this is?

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