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Latest posts by Lyn

Mini pond

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:27

If you have tadpoles you have to have a very 

shallow end so they can get out, or rocks above the water line.

Bubble-wrapped Greenhouses

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:17

I dont take mine off at all, i think it shelters the sun so stays on through the summer i can open the windows and door for through draught.

council recycled compost

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:15

I bought 6 x 80 lt bags of Bullrush, used it all now for seeds and potting on and re potting fuchsias and geraniums, not one bit of rubish in it, not a bit, you get what you pay for, its 10.00 per bag.

My local council in Devon wont sell it, they admit its a bit rubbish, they put it on their own parks and gardens.

Osteospermum problem

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:46

I pulled mine out from last year and grew new ones from seeds, blue and white. Everyone germinated and are now good sized plants. Rather treat them as annuals and grow new each year.

I agree with tootles about the slugs, they dont eat them just live there.

Belfast sinks

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:37

You are very lucky to get those.There is another thread just started up on these, you may pick up some info on there. Type it in the search box at the top of the page.

Leaf salad

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:34

With radish I find its best to pick the seed one at a time and space them 2 inches apart, do this every 2 to 3 weeks then you will have a constant supply, yours will all be ready at once and you can only eat so many in a week.

Same with the lettuce, think how many you would buy in the shop in a week.

Little and often is the way to go. Unless you are starting a greengrocers of your own.  That would be my dream!

Begginers help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:23

I am so pleased to hear that you are going to keep the garden much like it is, so many people move in and dig the lot up to put their own mark on it.

The people that bought my last house, dug up one of the big lawns and covered it in paving slabs, enough for 4 patios! I felt like asking them if i could have the plants back.


Anyway back to OP, i find the internet a wealth of knowledge, lots of pictures, including weeds,  i do have a good pruning book and an encyclopedea of plants with pictures.

Plug making tool

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:14

I saw it and didnt like it.  You need to get the soil so wet that is driping, then, if they get a bit dry i can see the sides of the plug crumbling away, you cant beat a good old module or little flower pots.  You will probably not ever see the end results with montys gadget, like when he empties s huge water can full of water on tiny seedlings.  When he is ready for planting out he says, I bought these and out they go as big plants,  only will you see his sweet peas and some veg.  

Dont get me wrong,i love monty.


help! my young cosmos plants are under attack.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:54

Bin them flower, its not worth buying sruff for those seedlings, i have learned over the years that ruthless is the best policy, feb sowing was far to early for cosmos. They will be short lived, just start again and put it down to experience.

As soon as the seeds are about 2inches, get then out somewhere cooler, plastc green house or cold frame, indoors is too warm for them.

Nematode Worms

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:45

Hopefully you have warmer night time temperatures than here, nematodes die in cold soil, they do work if temps are right. The year before last 


it cost me 80.00 for them, last year i couldnt. afford them so discreetly buried little pots of blue pellets.You will need to re apply in 6 weeks time though.! Nematodes dont live for long, I dont know why that is as they say they bury into the slug and reproduce.

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