Latest posts by Lyn

Water Lily

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 11:08

Thank you both for info on the plant and dragonfly. I didnt know they took a long time like that, theres something to wait for, I have seen them on tv,come out and hang on the reeds then e

merge, beautiful.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:59

KEF my mum was a marvelous gardener, I have never seen any hanging baskets to match hers, but she just doesnt want to go outside

ITs quite funny to watch her put something in the recycle bin, she leans out of her conservatory, still with her feet inside, drags the bin to the door, puts the paper in then pushes it back.

My conservatory is next to hers so i can peep.

At the moment she is quite well although turned 86, she will do hers and dads breakfast now, so she is ok inside, but I do the shopping and other meals so I can keep an eye on what she eats.

The last time she was taken into hospital she was completey dehydrated because she hadnt been drinking hardly and not eating properly.

Hedge Advice - Which type of Laurel?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:55

I have done a similar thing as you are planning. We planted the common laurel in winter 2011/12, bought as 2ft 6in  plants from ebay,  and planted 15 inches apart. Put some compost, bone meal or chicken pellets in, water very well and cut about 2inches off each plant, that way they will shoot out and make bushy plants.

They are very easy to grow but dont be tempted to buy tall ones, short will stand a better chance and keep picking out the top shoots. This photo I took earlier today to show you them just 2 years later, they are now 5ft tall and thick to the ground.


They desparately need cutting again, you can see the very long branches that have shot up but time seems short these days!


Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:42

That is so sweet RB thank you for sharing.


Water Avens

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:40

We can share mine if you like fishy, always too many seeds in a packet.


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:36

I bought cheap bulbs from Parkers year before last, they did well the year I planted them but they were far better last year. Parkers do say they are better in their second year, I am trying to decide whether to try one more year or put them in the garden.

I have placed more orders with Parkers, so maybe wont risk it in the tubs, each time you place an order you get free packets of bulbs.

I have also bought 2 bags of mixed daffs from Morrison, 3.00 per bag, I have had these before and are good.





pansy and viola cuttings

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:27

I dont do cuttings but have just sown some seeds and they are up already.

Hedge problem

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:25

It would do even better if you cut it right down to a foot, it will shoot out right from the bottom and be nice and thick all the way down.

Have I overdone it?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:20

I have cut the grass today, my remedy has been 2 dihydrocodeine, 1strong anti inflamatory, and 2 paracetamol with aspirin and codeine, plus a hot bath, i dont feel much better but I am rattling well.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:12

Very hardy, Fishy.

Glad they arrived ok Perki, we are all going to have magnificent gardens next year, between us we can restore the bee population.

Discussions started by Lyn

New pond

Replies: 15    Views: 349
Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 14:44

Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

Replies: 0    Views: 168
Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 14:06

would anyone know what this is please.

Replies: 18    Views: 761
Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 09:14

would anyone know what this is please.

Replies: 0    Views: 256
Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 19:40


Replies: 2    Views: 469
Last Post: 25/05/2013 at 14:10

This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
Replies: 17    Views: 678
Last Post: 26/03/2013 at 13:10

pepper plants

Replies: 8    Views: 711
Last Post: 11/03/2013 at 19:17

extra nitrogen

Replies: 3    Views: 513
Last Post: 05/03/2013 at 19:05

planting on verge.

Replies: 18    Views: 1271
Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 00:13

unwins catalogue

Replies: 1    Views: 530
Last Post: 15/01/2013 at 15:19

Advent prizes

Replies: 27    Views: 1589
Last Post: 26/12/2012 at 14:09

ground for runner beans

Replies: 7    Views: 1071
Last Post: 09/12/2012 at 19:15

My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
Replies: 8    Views: 868
Last Post: 15/12/2012 at 20:13

Any one know what this is?

Replies: 5    Views: 776
Last Post: 03/07/2012 at 18:14
14 threads returned