Latest posts by Lyn

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 18:44

Hopefully from 2013 they’ve cracked it by nowπŸ˜€

The next generation

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 11:13

My daughter is a child minder, she takes her children to the Eden Project every week, they know how veg grows, the names of basic flowers, the smells of different herbs, lots of different insects, she teaches then to not panic around bees, wasps, spiders beetles etc her hobby is gardening so it’s a good combination.

They go in the garden with her, know not to pick anything or eat anything,  they love to visit the GC and choose plants. 

When they go to Heligan they walk around the woods, they can tell you what animal lives in what hole, names of trees and fruits.  There’s plenty of time for book learning, she likes to get the basics instilled before they go to school. 

Of course, being  a pre school teacher, they do start school with the basic knowledge that is required.  πŸ™‚

What could be eating the bird food?

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 10:55

Did you think only two rats needed that much food, I would suggest you sweep up or take in any food at night, put your camera out again in a week or two and see if there are any more rats on the ground,  they will certainly grow quickly on that much feed.

Two fat balls at a time is plenty for birds to feed on. 

It is said that for every one rat you see, there are ten waiting. 

Cool Composting

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 08:07
Oldcompost says:

Sounds like you do it traditionally Lyn, and successfully.  What is your percentage mix and what things go in?

See original post

 Haven’t got a clue, everything goes in, if we have a particularly lot of green I screw up some extra junk mail and boxes, no fussing, got enough to do, πŸ˜€

we have enough now to spread on the borders and beds of our three quarter acre garden, then ready to start again for next year. 

I have become that person...

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 07:50

We doubled the size of our bungalow without needing permission,  then erected a large garage, they have eased off on planning regs now. 

i doubt it’s taller than it should be, manufacturers know the rules and built them just at the correct height.

I feel sorry and it’s a shame for you Steve, we don’t like anything that’s rocks the boat, very upsetting. 

Thalictrum seeds

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 19:02

I know a lot of people say pot up when they have two real leaves but I like to keep mime in the seed tray until much bigger than that, when you think they are big enough for you to handle is the best time.

They won't grow much as winter sets in so give them a few weeks more and see what you think. You could post a photo later on. 

Not bad going

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 17:08

I do similar to keep my moggie off the tubsπŸ˜€

Vine Weevil thoughts

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 11:51

You buy the nematodes for what you want them to attack, I have used both, for slugs and vineweevil they both work well, I don't know the effects of them on other creatures, none, I would think as they occur naturally in the ground, just not enough to kill of all the pests.

Cucumber seedlings dying unexpectedly! Help!

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 11:43

You would be better starting again with three seeds to a pot of compost.

Don't know where this idea of growing seeds on paper came from but some plants just do not like being disturbed,  with the paper method you have to pick them of fairly quickly so that's root disturbance, leave them in the pots until they are at least two inches tall, then they will be much stronger for pricking out.

Tip the whole pot out rather than each seedling then keep them with some of the compost on them when you transfer to a bigger pot. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 09:15

My cat, Thomas is in winter mode as well, he hasn't been outside for a wee since yesterday morning, it stated raining in the afternoon and that was it, rooted to the sofa  and on the bed this morning, he hates it if we pick him up and put him out. 

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