Latest posts by Lyn


Posted: 17/11/2017 at 13:23

Hello GSD, if it were my lawn I’d leave it now until the Spring, then have a good go with the fertiliser then re seed, but I dare say someone will say do it now. Personally, I like the winter off and have a blitz later on, maybe I’m getting lazyπŸ˜€

How’s the pond coming on?πŸ™‚

Fox or cat deed?

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 11:52

Chicken wire over the beds. Cats won’t dig througho that. 

Dung v. Manure

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 11:50

You’ve just made my laugh of the day Dove... I couldn’t imagine a farmer picking up his dog poo and collecting a sackful, mind you, our local GC sells lion poo, they are carnivorous πŸ˜€

saving begonias

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 13:03

You must live very near to me duskhunter, I’m just outside Tavistock, it has indeed been a dreadful year, apart from a heatwave for about two weeks, I don’t think we’ve had a day where it hasn’t rained, some years we are bailing out bathwater to keep for plant watering, this year, all butts still full. 

As you say, lots of plants mildew, but that’s usual for here too, I take no notice of that sort of thing, you’d be worrying constantly. I try to grow what’s tough and can take the weather,  to make things worse, we are 960ft above sea level, so always windy.

But having lived here now for seven years, am finally sorting out what will overwinter and what grows reasonably well.

this weather does indeed keep our beautiful county green, I used to visit my family in Essex, as I drove up Country I would notice the verges and field gradually turning yellow and parched, when I got to her, she would say that there’s nothing she can do in the garden. Can’t get a fork into it.

so, I would rather have out weather than hers.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

Monty knife

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 12:51
KT53 says:

I'm always amazed at the range of tools Monty has.  I suspect many are provided free by manufacturers in the hope of making an appearance on GW.  Most, I suspect, are actually rarely used. 

How many of us have more than a couple of trowels and hand forks for example?  Look in Monty's shed and the wall seems to be covered with different trowels.

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 And they are all brand new and never seen a bit of soil or compost. 

Dont get sucked in by advertising, I dare say Monty could tell some people that the knife cost some ridiculous amount of money and people will buy it. 

Greenhouse Pests

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 23:17

I thought white fly preferred dry conditions, my conservatory is part of my kitchen, warm and dry like the rest of the house.

smokes are no good for whitefly, you have to take all your plants out of the greenhouse before you light the smoke. You‘ll just be putting them back later.

Greenhouse Pests

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 21:29

Those sticky things didn’t work, they just caught a few flies and bees, wouldn’t use them.

Greenhouse Pests

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 18:05

I have all my Fuchsia cuttings indoors, they live in conservatory for the winter, they are covered in white fly I’ve tried all the bug sprays on the market, chemical and ‘green’, I’ve even resorted to house fly killer,  nothing works, I think you can buy nematodes for them if you haven’t got too many Plants.

what I do is go through the plants every couple of days and squash, they are very obliging, they just sit still whilst you squash them. 

Problem that you face in the garden

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 09:48

I can answer that one for you jo susa, have you tried one of these? 

Indulgence - big time!

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 09:32

Nice to have a treat sometimes.  Do they automatically come back to you if you leave them somewhere in the garden.πŸ˜€

i now have three pairs merrily doing their own thing around the beds. 

I buy 1.99 ones from Asda now, they last for years, so I can buy several pairs in case I lose one. 

Discussions started by Lyn

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A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
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Seed ID please

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How pretty!

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