Latest posts by Lyn


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 22:17
Ours is like dry white straw! Not to worry, it'll be lovely in the summer.

Pressure Treated Fencing Green Tinge

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 22:14
That's the word Pansy, couldn't think, they used to use arsenic, same colour.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 22:12
Thanks Panda , I'm ok now. Just dozed off for 10 minutes????


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 22:04
No probs, it works very well, mine are all well away now.
I did try taking cuttings, as you do with dahlias, it didn't work for me, so I will stick to chopping the tubers.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 21:31
Thank you Fishy, we do have that special friendship and it goes a long way.
It does work both ways though doesn't it.
Love to Mrs F and Happy Birthday to Beth on Saturday.
I will be fine, I just let of steam every so often, as you know by now

Thank you everyone, who have listened to my rants this week.

Pressure Treated Fencing Green Tinge

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 21:23
Wood used to have that green tinge because it had been treated with arsenic for a preserver, don't know what they use now but it does go completely away.

I don't know about painting it, I always like to leave wood, wood colour.


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 21:17

We did ours last week, it looks horrendous, but I know in a couple of weeks when we apply the weed, feed and moss killer to it, it will look lovely. 

Always looks worse before it looks better but well worth it.


Posted: 06/04/2016 at 21:11






Right I'm back. You need to get some Flowers of Sulphur, 2.99 from Amazon, or anywhere you can.

then, with a sharp knife, cut the tuber through with a couple of shoots on.

cover all cut sides with the powder, that will stop rot.

then just pot up as normal.

so, the pic have come out A about Face, but you  get the idea. Always plant with the tuber a bit proud of the compost so they drain and don't stay wet for too long.



Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:59
Hold on a mo, I'll put some pics on, if I still have them in stages. Need to change to Chrome, no tool bar here.

To dead head or not to

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 20:58
I once new a gardener for a big stately home. The whole front was covered in daffs, a huge expanse of grass. I asked him if someone dead headed, good lord no he said, every year we just run the mower over them, not got time for that!
It's the same as tying the leaves down, I always do, they multiply and grow very well next year. I planted hundreds here.

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