Latest posts by Lyn

Changing a pond

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 22:06

Just one more little tip, make it as big as you can get it, or afford, whatever size you choose now, you’ll always want a bigger one.πŸ™‚

Cool Composting

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 22:01

I don’t think many of us would make compost in our greenhouses.

i currently have 5 large farm containers, a giant builders bag 7 compost sacks and two wooden bins full, all made and ready for spreading this autumn. 

Turnover of two months. No way that could go in the GH. 

Cool Composting

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 19:35
Papi Jo says:

Another supplementary question: what is 75 degrees F. in normal, international standard system?

See original post

 It’s 23.889c don’t often get that here!πŸ˜€

Cool Composting

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 11:58

Ooo!!! You are naughty, but I like you. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

what to do next

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 11:57

You need to get them in individual pots as soon as possible, I wouldn’t plant them out this side of winter, keep potting on as they fill the pots, keep in cold frame of cold GH and plant out next Spring.

Is that all you got from an offer of 36 plants, another fallure for T & M 😱


Posted: 04/10/2017 at 11:53

Are those the ones you have to boil for hours because they are poisonous or is that a myth?

Cool Composting

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 08:01

I can only assume that you are keeping it in a container with a heater on a thermostat, is that the case.

if so, I don’t think any gardeners on here would do that, its a ...put everything in, stir it up and wait for it to cook, so the short answer to your question would be.....we haven’t a clue because I don’t suppose anyone ever does it.

As for all contents sifted, I don’t understand what you mean, sieving is usually done when the compost is ready to use, I can’t imagine trying to  sieve fresh vegetation.

Last edited: 04 October 2017 08:05:06

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. 

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