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Latest posts by Lyn

Unidentified plant!!!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 23:43

Tut tut Hosta!  

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 22:31

I see mike has spouted another load.... dont know what he was getting at, not really said anything except about light rights,, which as Pansy says, doesnt apply anyway. He has got himself a new friend though.

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:25

Well done for buying that Pansy, usually I would have some really lovely shrub or tree in mind, clock the price and buy a box of 6 primulas

green polytunnel

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:15

Go for it Peter, in a non windy garden they are very handy, naturally shady and for the time I had mine, I really loved it. Would be as well to put a pole on each corner, there are loops and guy ropes supplied.

They are good price on Ebay, and I bought 4 of these. 2 fit down either side of a 2mt long one. Or if you buy bigger you can get 2 shelf units across the back as well. 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 14:38

Thats it Lizzie, Thank you.

green polytunnel

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 14:34

They will blow over, the green rips and the frames buckle, however much re enforcing you do, and we put some stuff around the bottom, concrete strips, long metal poles etc, they will give way. All the stuff was still holding down to bottom edge, the top just folded up.   Maybe you are in a sheltered spot then it will be ok,  mine wasnt.

If you can get one to stay put, they are good, if you put 6ft. X 2" poles very deep in the ground on all four corners you can fix ropes to the top, or wrap a rope right round it then fix like guy ropes on a tent. 

For around £30/40.00 they are probably woth a go, even if only for two years.


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:46

Great self control there then punkdoc!

Extremely windy here, I cant stand up ouf there, rain on and off, hardly see the bottom of the garden for cloud.

Yesterday I bought a game in Lidl, £25.00, its got 200 games on it, OH and I had a quick leap about game of tennis last night and a bit of slalem skiing. Boxing game was good, you can imagine all sorts of things when socking your opponent.

Its like a poor mans Wii, but will do us though, our needs are small!!

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:39

Hosta, can you grow ginger plants from bits of supermarket ginger, sure I've seen it somewhere.

A decent lawn mower is catching my eye this year, one that starts on a key, I cant be doing with these pull cord jobbies.

I have lots of different seeds this year from the seed swap, Nut sent me some paricularly nice ones, all a challenge, so no seed cats for me this year.

Greenhouse advice!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:57

Just realized, 35' greenhouse is mighty big. That would be a lot of peoples dreams!

Discussions started by Lyn


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Plant ID please

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Recommended Books

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Common. milkweed

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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.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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unwins catalogue

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