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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:03

Thought I'd bring this thread up to date in case our newbies haven't seen it and may need it in the future.

there is so much love put into this thread, just putting any little troubles don't seem so bad after people have commented.

my dad, as many of you know,  is very bad now,  naturally no care help. I am finding it very difficult to move him about, clothing and sheets changing etc. Not that I mind, I absolutely don't mind at all and will do all I can for him, it won't be much longer, but oh dear, a little help would be good. Things grind exceedingly slow down here in hill billy country.

I have managed at last to get an air/ripple bed for him, supposed to be delivered tomorrow, fingers crossed on that one.

anyway enough whinging, just wanted to give the people that know about the situation, an update. And of course, you will remember exactly the same with me last year!

friends I owe emails too, I will answer  when I can. But no sleep at the moment and as soon as I sit down, I drop off thank you for listening to me.x 

How long to lay turf?

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 13:44

Well LG tha t is the bees knees, really good, it's made your garden hasn't it.

The high fences are lovely, good fences make good neighbours as they say.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 12:17
nutcutlet wrote (see)

No pic but I had an exciting germination today. A single paeony seed, given to me two and a half years ago, has germinated.

It's a white herbaceous one

I think the one you gave me has popped up as well

New gardener -flowering bulbs questions..

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 12:13

Although not bulbs, Hellebores like the damp shade and will just get bigger every year, very trouble free usually as well.,  a few daffs popping up between look nice.

Potting on seedlings

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 12:02

I use multi purpose for everything, don't like seed compost.

i certainly would not feed small seedlings, you'll get them growing up tall and they won't flower. After they start to flower you can use a tomato feed to keep them flowering. Even then, not too much. 

New gardener -flowering bulbs questions..

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:55

I wouldn't bother to put lilies in the north facing border, they like sunshine and well drained soil, neigh of which you will have there.

without the sun, the border will always be damp, lilies don't like that.

What's happened to the picture adding function?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 15:21

Ok on my iPad.

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 14:37

To Sharpen a Garden Hoe

  1. Position the tool with the blade pointed up.
  2. File the outside edge only of the blade to a sharp angle (as shown) using the coarse side of the file.
  3. Using the mild side of the sharpener file, lightly remove any nicks or burrs from the inside edge of the blade keeping the file fairly flat and parallel to the blade.
  4. Finish off the outside edge of the blade with the mild side of the sharpening file to an even, sharp edge.


Posted: 02/04/2016 at 10:06

I would say that 8" diameter is too small for even one.

Frog Spawn count

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 23:44

I bet you have water boatmen, pond skaters and snails in there Ms, the frogs will find it, and maybe a dragonfly. 

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