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Latest posts by Lyn

green polytunnel

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 14:34

They will blow over, the green rips and the frames buckle, however much re enforcing you do, and we put some stuff around the bottom, concrete strips, long metal poles etc, they will give way. All the stuff was still holding down to bottom edge, the top just folded up.   Maybe you are in a sheltered spot then it will be ok,  mine wasnt.

If you can get one to stay put, they are good, if you put 6ft. X 2" poles very deep in the ground on all four corners you can fix ropes to the top, or wrap a rope right round it then fix like guy ropes on a tent. 

For around £30/40.00 they are probably woth a go, even if only for two years.


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:46

Great self control there then punkdoc!

Extremely windy here, I cant stand up ouf there, rain on and off, hardly see the bottom of the garden for cloud.

Yesterday I bought a game in Lidl, £25.00, its got 200 games on it, OH and I had a quick leap about game of tennis last night and a bit of slalem skiing. Boxing game was good, you can imagine all sorts of things when socking your opponent.

Its like a poor mans Wii, but will do us though, our needs are small!!

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:39

Hosta, can you grow ginger plants from bits of supermarket ginger, sure I've seen it somewhere.

A decent lawn mower is catching my eye this year, one that starts on a key, I cant be doing with these pull cord jobbies.

I have lots of different seeds this year from the seed swap, Nut sent me some paricularly nice ones, all a challenge, so no seed cats for me this year.

Greenhouse advice!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:57

Just realized, 35' greenhouse is mighty big. That would be a lot of peoples dreams!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 00:48

Matty, I am so happy for you and darling baby,  I hope this year will be a good one for you.

Thanks to gran and Steve for the laugh, I could do with something to laugh about at the moment.or maybe this.



Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 15:31

They also take very well as cuttings, when they start to get leggy just take more.

The cuttings I took in September will be big bushes and flower well this coming year.


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 15:25

So sad about that Doc, have you lost many plants, 


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 12:45

Clari, you cant have too many hair bands and mini clothes pegs, I can never find a hair band, taken off in every room of the house and can never remember where.

Clothes pegs are good for pegging netting to frames.

Probalt take decs down on Sunday, when OH can help.

When I was little my mum used to leave them up until my birthday, we had real candles on the tree then, I loved it as I new it was just for me.

BTW Star Gaze Lily, its the 12th.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 12:37

 thoughts and prayers for Lilys friend and all who are coping with more than they can manage.xx


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