Latest posts by Lyn

Protecting the outside tap from frost

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 22:50


Planting a Laurel Hedge

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 20:04

2ft I would think is best if you have enough, they will fill out and each will grow huge, but you will need to wait. Bit more instant hedge at 2ft. 

Protecting the outside tap from frost

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 20:01

Funny you should mention mixer taps Philippa, my mum had a mixer tap with the easy handles put in about 8 years ago, now, bearing in mind she died 3 years ago, so tap only 5 years old, it started to drip, I asked our builder friend if he could put a washer in as it was dripping, he said no washers in those, you throw them away when they start to drip! 

what not to compost

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 14:50
Iain R says:

 I didn't say anyone has to die !  Just pointing out that we  are  all using the technology right now.

See original post

 Did I say that’s what you said? 

None the less, these children do die. 

Planting a Laurel Hedge

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 14:43

It looks like most  have never been ‘stopped’ just one single stem, I would chop  about a foot off the tops.  Then you need to keep pinching out the tops and side shoots to get the bushiness and growth at the bottom. 

Planting them at 2 /3’ in height is perfect. 

Looking for replacement greenhouse cover

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 23:12

You‘re welcome,  now‘s  the time to get prepared 🌺πŸ₯€πŸŒΉπŸŒ·πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸ€

Badgers have moved in to the goat house

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 17:32

Badgers can be very vicious, if you intend breeding your goats I would definely get rid of them, they’ll have the young as soon as it’s born. 

They will take lambs, theyre  sure to take a new  pigmy goat.

Are you the only gardner on your street?

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 17:17
Mark56 says:

Sounds perfect Lyn, I'd love to move somewhere like that in the future. Do you have a lot of land for gardening too? 

Last edited: 14 February 2018 13:25:21

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 Three quarter acres Mark, it will be up for sale in about 5 years I expect, fast becoming too much for me.

Hard pruning Hawthorn

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 12:10

It’s a good time now, before nesting starts. I’ve just done ours. 

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