Latest posts by Lyn

Are you the only gardner on your street?

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 12:07

I’m the only gardener here, nearest other property is about 1.5 miles, and I haven’t got a clue who they are or what they’ve got.  I love it like that, no neighbours no boundaries no noise. Heaven😇😀

Electric pruner

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 11:57

I’ve reported this as advertising, Best not to encourage. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 11:52

They will be perfect, after planting, pick out the middle growing tips, they will grow out from the sides then. Laurel looks best when it’s as thick at the bottom as the top, and the only way to do that is keep the tops cut. Once its at the height you want it you can keep it trimmed at the top and side.

Dig a nice big hole, fill with compost and a plant them in firmly, once in, sprinkle some bone meal around the edges and gently fork it it.  It’s better to do it that way round as the roots will then spread out, if you put the bonemeal down the hole the roots will stay there and feed on that,  you need to get a good root established so don’t be disappointed if they don’t seem to grow much in the first year, once they take off they will be fine.

Nice time to plant as we are having so much rain,  you won’t need to water them yet. 

just to add, if the roots are dry, soak in a bucket of water for a few hours before planting. 

Last edited: 14 February 2018 11:53:22

Planting a Laurel Hedge

Posted: 13/02/2018 at 12:21

I bought these, planted them ourselves and chopped a good six inches off the tops on planting. 

Laurels are very easy to grow, do you need someone to do them for you, it’s not a very long run of plants, 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 13/02/2018 at 12:10

Talking of photos lost in a fire, I scanned hundreds of old photos and slides and put them on a memory stick, you can then place that in a fire proof box. I know that copies are not the same as the originals, but better than nothing at all.  

what not to compost

Posted: 13/02/2018 at 12:06

That’s ok Iain, someone has to die for someone else’s pleasure. 

As I said, 🧞‍♀️ Genie‘s out of the bottle. Nothing can be done now. 

what not to compost

Posted: 12/02/2018 at 17:53

Please don’t forget this 

There’s going to be a programme on ITV  Thursday at 7.30 pm called Plastic: Can you live without it.

I know we can’t live without it now but maybe worth a watch. 

Help! Over enthusiastic first time veg grower

Posted: 11/02/2018 at 16:34

I also sow mine on the 1st May, ready to plant out 1st June ish. 

When to buy and plant snowdrops

Posted: 11/02/2018 at 15:25

There’s always a lot of talk about what’s best for snowdrops, I always thought ‘ in the green’ was the way to go until I watch the A x Z of plants programme, where the RHS said they never moved theirs in the green as it damages the roots, so they wait until they die down then dig up and replant, nearer to Autumn. 

I’ve done both, all seems to work.

Arrival of Frog Spawn 2018

Posted: 10/02/2018 at 12:10
agpjenkins1 says:

Good to know it's not just me who's seen it very early this year. What did you cover the frogspawn with? 

See original post

 We laid a ladder right across the pond fom one side to the other then placed a 6 x 3’ board over then covered with a plastic sheet so the sides of the sheet almost reached the pond. Weighted down with bricks. We take it off through the day if the pond ice melts. 

Youll know if it’s dead, they look white in the jelly. 

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Insect ID please

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