Latest posts by Lyn

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 11:27

Wildlife ponds are usually still, some say lilies don't like moving water, but a lot of people have them both.

i don't know what they are for really, pumps that is.?  My water is crystal clear, once your plants get growing there will be no green or slime in your pond.

Brightening up breezeblock

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 11:23

We had a breeze block retaining wall built but we painted it with similar to this,   

can't think of the exact name, got it at the local builders merchants, upv sealer or something, it will stop your masonary paint soaking it and using up too much, it's started to peel a bit now, but has been painted for five or six years.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 19:01

The beauty of the wildlife pond is that you don't mow near the edges, you need the grass to grow long and wild for little creatures to hide in. This was mine in less than two years of building it.

Plant Swop In Plymouth Area

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 14:12

I am  in the Plymouth area ish.

What to do with overgrown Eucalyptus

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:12

I would cut it right down as well, and have down with one. They don't mind dry though, do they? Taking into account where they originate from.  I would think the roots are well down in the wet soil.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 11:10

So sorry Pat, I've read your posts about her and I know she will be greatly missed. 

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 10:44

And ours, the half brown leaves drop off later.

Metal paint suggestions please

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 16:07

You can get the same paint in a smooth finish, Smoothrite, or you could, don't know if it's still available.

Seedling Clumps

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 19:29

Absolutely no problem, I'm still pricking out mine.

like you, I used to put a pinch in a module but then found it was always too much, so now grow it in trays, if you've got to prick out anyway, you may as well do it soon as last.  Be gentle with teasing them apart, but it will be fine.

I hate vine weevils!

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 19:04

They are effective, the adults are out now, you will see chunks bitten off the sides of your leaves, you can usually find them, they only walk, they don't fly. Look down the sides of the pots or underneath, they are still during the day, active at nights.

you can use the nematodes now to catch any that are still in grub stage then top up again in the autumn as the grubs stay in the compost all winter. 

They are cheaper on Amazon, only £11.15, with postage. The other site charge 3.99 for postage, standard fixed rate. 

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Seed ID please

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How pretty!

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