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Latest posts by Lyn

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:29

I wouldnt be without mine, its always in use. The lid does just sit there and when it starts to bubble the lid bobbles up and down, it makes no difference to the cooking.

You will need to practice with it, mine is a big family sized one and nothing ever takes as long as the recipes say, although mine has 2 heat settings and then a keep warm setting, so if you find your meal is cooked before you are ready, it just stays warm without overcooking.

You dont need to spend a fortune on these, mine cost about 17.00 from Argos, no brand name, and as I said, in use most days.

You can get some good books on ebay or Amazon.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:18

Same as down here then, I think the rules are pretty much the same all over. You could get a little imitation stone pot from Amazon or some garden centres sell them, and put a plant in as long as its near the head end. If the tulips are not up by then they will mow over the lot. Snowdrops and crocus are the most popular because they are finished before the strimmer brigade invade.

If you do put anything like a stone pot, place it quick and run as by rights you need to pay a 'monument fee'.

Once placed they rarely remove them.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:37

Just to add, if its one like Kensal Green, left to go wild, you will need to tend regularly to weed it.


Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:26

As gravediggers, headstone makers and restorers, I would say have a look around at how the yard is kept, either the grasscutter or the council workers will most probably come along in the Spring and take the whole lot down to ground level.

In Devon there are rules in the churchyard, no flowers beyond 9 inches from the stone. Cemeteries a bit more lax but the grasscutter does like a nice clear space to get along with his ride on.

We dont tend the grounds now, but when we did, lots of stuff

that had died, soggy leaves etc, was a real pain, you have to pick it up before mowing or strimming, ts ok I suppose, if you make regular trips to the grave and clear up as you go.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:29

No probs LG2, if you can let me know your address I can post tomorrow.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 17:25

Seeds going out tomorrow to Foolio and Gardenmaiden.

Plants going to Victoria, Gran and Fishy on Thursday.

I need Loony gardeners address, could you contact me please, you have my email address. Many thanks.


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:33

Pea shooters in my day!!

We have that Berberis around our oil tank, Police said even if they break into it, they will certainly leave some DNA.


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:27

Have a good day everyone, I am really going to get stuck into bulb planting today.


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 00:16

Its not so much the damage done but the fact that someone has been in whilst you were out. My parents were burgled some years ago and thats how my mum looked at it. They got a German Shepherd dog after that, on the Policemans recomendation, he said they always turn a blind eye to dogs molesting burglars!

Prickly bushes are the thing for unruly kids.



Posted: 14/10/2014 at 00:08

Pleased to see I am not the only one who hasnt planted bulbs yet.

My daughter came up yesterday and emptied all the tubs and baskets ready for me to plant up, and brought 10 bags of compost to save me having to go out, just need a dry day now.

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