Latest posts by Lyn

Pond Liners?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:33

As you see, we used the brown side up but that's a matter of choice.

Climbing Hydrangea

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:32

You will need to attach it to the trellis, if it was on brickwork it would cling by its roots but not on wood.

i can't remember ever pruning mine, but it was many years ago I had one climbing up the wall, it was almost to the top of the house.


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:30

Well done Hosta, on the weight loss that is. The doc told me not to ever put weight on, when I went up to 10.4 I could really feel the strain on my back, luckily reduced my weight to 8.4 and felt much better for it. 

Dont lose too much, you won't be cuddly any more 

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:18

Let me know if you want the liner from Bradshaws and I will give you the discount code.

Old Tennis Court!!!

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 11:24

OP has said...

We've recently moved in to a new house. There is a great rectangular lawn which I believe used to be a Tennis court. It seems to be 60% moss 40% thin grass, so I went over it with a fork this afternoon (to try and improve drainage) and the topsoil seems to be incredibly thin (say 3"/75mm). I presume that's the old Tennis Court gravelly surfacing underneath.

I would have to agree with Pansy, spiking it is not going to be the answer, I think it will need digging up, fresh top soil and re seeded or turf. There are no short cuts.IMO.


Posted: 08/03/2016 at 11:10

Sorry Liri, missed you yesterday.

Happy belated Birthday Wishes.x

Hydrangea outgrown pot ?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 11:07

They don't need staking Dave, I don't like the corset either.

Pond Liners?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 10:55

this was ours last Spring, we started in 2014, they soon establish 



I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 10:51
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

Breaking news - I'm annoyed with the fibreglass liner so I will be removing it, enlarging the pond and putting in a liner instead!

I absolutely agree with you, the liner is far better, you can easily get the shape you want rather than digging every little bit underneath the fiberglass one, if they don't fit exactly they buckle.

I got mine from Bradshaws, long guarantee, and there is a 10% voucher off. 

Edited to add, the pond liner is black one side and brown the other so you can choose which way up you prefer it.

Growing clematis from seed

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 10:42

Richard, will seeds from any of the  Texensis  group come true.?

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