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Latest posts by Lyn

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 00:02

Good thought WW, always just take off the top on the first couple of cuts.

Recommended Books

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:58

Yes? Thought you wanted thread opened on books we can recommend?

Both these mentioned are brilliant books, most or probably all of the flowers I grow are bee and butterfly friendly.


Wildlife gardening -Month by Month.

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 22:13

I have done it!

netting crops

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 22:06

I used this, it works but dont let it touch the crop because she will lay her eggs on top and they get through the tiniest gap. Make a frame from water piping.


Recommended Books

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 21:57

A place for any books you particularly like

Wildlife Gardening -  Jackie Bennett


Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 21:36

The Westland will kill the dandelions, they will come back the following year but then the lawn benefits from a yearly treatment.

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:37

When I was a little girl dad would get a very tall tree, they were the cheapest then, and he would have to cut a foot or so off the top.

There weren't any electric lights to go on it, we had little clip on holders and real candles that only got lit just before I went to bed.

I always had a new doll and found out now that mum would pay into a toy shop a shilling or so a week to pay for it. Dad always made me something, one year he made a lovely dolls cot with bars. Another time he made a high chair, all carved on the legs and done only with a penknife and smoo

thed with sand paper.He made my cousin a pencil box with a swivel lid and 3 tiers of compartments.Being an only child, I had lots of books and board games and dad would play them with me.


I dont panic now about Christmas, my daughter hubby and 2 boys come and stay for as long as they like and they all muck in.

We used to go to midnight mass but havent been for about 3 years, same with morning service, since we moved here its too far to go.

Well thats my Christmas, past and present, I may tell you about my mums later.


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 16:33
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

  Lyn - that's awful - you need water!  Can we do anything to help?  Make a phone call for you maybe? 

Its back now Dove, thank you, the problem we have is that we are on the end of the line from the ambrosia factory and they are busiest in the morning.

We have our own pumping station now, because we are high, and there was a problem with the pump, they have been and fixed it and serviced it, so sll up and running.

The problem with the landline was to do with the ext, phone, I dont know why, but it wasvaffecting my main one. I disconnected the ex and all was fine, but BT did get right on to checking the line.

Mobile phone signal is always naff, you would think stuck up on top of a hill we would pick it up from anywhere. Anyway, I am now sitting down for the first time tiday with a lovely fruit corner yoghurt.

Dinner on next.


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:43

A dog is not just for Christmas, if you carve carefully you can have some well into the NewYear

Must add , 

I love dogs, always had them, but havent got one at the moment.Have a good day folks,


I am off to Morrisons, tesco wont deliver an

ymore, they say I am off their radar and it takes too long for the driver to get here. They gave me a 10.00 internet voucher as compensation, wait for it...,,,,to be used on my next online shop. I will enjoy spending that.


For the past 2 days I have had no water, just a little drip no pressure, I have no mobile phone signal and now the landlines not working, Oh! The joys of living in the countryside.

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 09:33

We do exactly as Dove says, every Spring, using Westland weed feed and mosskiller, I find it the best, having used several others. We do have an electric scarifer, and a little spreader, 

Wait until Spring when there is some leafy growth on the weeds, then just follow the instructions on the bag.

We always scarify first, then apply then after about a month, wh

en you see the moss has turned black, give it another scarifying


If its really bad, you can have another go later in the year, it will tell you about that on the bag/box, whatever you choose to buy


Your not alone with lawn problems though, when we first came here, or rather my parents, this garden was just a corner of a field, my dad has really worked on it over the years, never stripped it or returfed and now its lovely.    


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