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Latest posts by Lyn

Planting out courgette

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:09

I would plant out mid May it was 1·3c last night here.

My new 'beach'

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:53

Lovely, but I still think thats my snail  I love the stone gnome, and those Euphorbias are gorgous.

Weed or not a weed

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:40

Good weeds there swedboy, thats a champion buttercup next to it as well!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 14:44

Agree with Steve completely.

I dont do guilt, never have never will, my idea is that if you did what you could for people when they were alive, then thats it. What is the point, you cant turn back time and do thing differently, 

We see so much of this as gravediggers and headstonemakers/restorers, People beating themselves up over visiting and tending.  What annoys me the most is great floods of tears and OTT wreaths when they never ever went near the person when they were alive. Or as Hosta mentioned, no visiters but church wants the headstone placed,  Thats guilt!

The headstone thing is dying off though, (scuse pun) my OH does a 4 day week now, thank goodness, but as it goes over to cremations, so the work load is cut. Also a lot of younger, next generations just dont feel the need. 

I was going to have my mums ashes just scattered on the garden of rememberance but someone sent me a gardens voucher for 25.00 as a treat and I have decided to put the ashes in the garden with a Daphne planted.


Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:23
Fishy65 wrote (see)

Chris Packham was saying tonight on Easter watch that spring generally starts earliest in the south west and latest in the north east. With the prevailing wind in the UK being westerly carrying warmer,wetter weather it makes perfect sense 

He obviously hasnt been here, hardly any daffs out yet! 4c last night, cold through the day as well and those winds just blow and blow! Everything bigger than a daisy is staked.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:08
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Hiya Steve and welcome back. You've been missed by many.

I mentioned on a thread, another one I think that OH was left money by an old lady he once worked for years ago, anyway. Her " congregation" contacted the solicitor and told them they expected a headstone on her grave. She's been in a care home for 15 years and not one person from the " congregation" ever visited her. They leave absolutely no family behind : who exactly is going to visit / tend this grave? Nobody.

The solicitor has had to hold back £10,000 to cover the cost. !!!!! 10 THOUSAND POUNDS???????.

I'm sure the stone mason will be thrilled .

If you know anyone involved be nice if you could mention us!! We go to your area quite at bit 

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 19:49

Yes I would think all annuals are treated like that.

Dont know why your sunflowers died, but the clue is in the name, they need warm sun, if your weather is anything like mine, I wont start sunflowers till mid April. They come up very quickly.

Yes you do need to harden off sweet peas, no rush to plant out yet.

Oh what a beautiful spawning!

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 16:00

Good luck with that one Sloth!

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 15:58

Dont forget that if you have leggy seedlings, wait for the true leaves then plunge them in the new compost up their shoulders, thats just below the first leaves. Curl them round the pot if necessary. 

Standard Fuchsia

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 15:56

If you want it to grow bigger, then pick them off, but if its ok as it is with you then leave it.

I pick off any buds that form now to allow the plant to grow bigger, but maybe thats just me!

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