Latest posts by Lyn


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:07

None of us knew anything when we started so dont be hard on yourself.

We can all feel free to ask questions, so dont be backward in coming forward. Ask away and enjoy the site.

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:55

I had a young friend who used the milton for her baby bottles, then she would rinse them under the tap cos she didnt like the smell. When I said she may just as well use the hot washing up water she was horrified.

No milton about when mine were babies and they both survived, very well.

I use a gritty soap to wash my hands, not using gloves, i get caked in it.

But they are open to the air and dont suffer at all. Every night I knit and my hands are never catchy on the wool..

I do think that sometimes we are frightened into being over clean, i used to eat dirt , coal and alsorts as a child, lived to this ripe old age and still as tough as old boots.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:41

I can do some very unusual and rude shaped carrots sometimes!

This method works the same fr geranium as well.

VS here is a photo of a geum cutting, if you look down at the base of your plant you will see lots of bits like this, just grab all the leaves that go with it, give it a gentle twist and pull until it breaks further down in the ground, it will then have a few roots on it. Put it in a pot of compost, and place in a shady spot for a couple of weeks, or if you are posting it, wrap it in some wet cotton wool or kitchen roll and put the root bit in a plastic bag. 

Clear as mud, get back to me if needs be!. I can be a garbled writer.


Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:26

I never wear gloves unless I am cutting bramles and only use something cheap from Avon.

If my hands were as sore as yours, I would smother them in vasaline and wrre a pair of cotton gloves, just at night. I have done this before and it works. 

Dont wear gloves with any rubber in them, just cotton ones.

Also have them bigger so there is an air flow. 



Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 12:42

I have had a thought for the wish list, I would like Geum root, not the orange, i have that, but yellow or red would be lovely.

I have achillia in red or yellow. I can pot up and root. they are bee and butterfly magnets.


Massive grass snake

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 10:45

OOOH! Bekkie, he wouldn't want to come here and dig my pond would he 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 10:39


Did you find that your phone worked for PM' s last weekend, because my tablet doesn't allow for PM either, but last weekend when the site was down, my tablet worked for PM's and for correctly typing in the post box. 

Lets hope the site breaks down again, it was marvelous for me!!!

I have sent you a PM with my address so thank you very much for the offer of the geranium roots.


Bubbles in canal

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:16

Thats definitely one for Edd, where are you?.

Which netting /mesh for growing brassicas?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:07

That net that I use would hardly let a greenfly in, it has square as usual and then diagonal.

Garden bird feeder

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:56

I would bin the rusty one, use the other one if its for peanuts, and get a new one to put mixed seeds in. They love those flat suet blocks, our pet shop sell a holder for them for just over a  pound.

Amazon have some very good suet blocks at 10 fof £7.99.

Some birds are ground feeders only so some seed down would be good. Its always best to make sure its all gone by the night, you dont want to atract rats.

If you are going to use fat balls, could I ask you to take the netting of and put them in a holder please, birds get caught, I have rescued ones with beaks and feet caught in them.

If you can afford it, a wild bird book is handy to identify what comes to your food,

Discussions started by Lyn

New pond

Replies: 15    Views: 346
Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 14:44

Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

Replies: 0    Views: 166
Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 14:06

would anyone know what this is please.

Replies: 18    Views: 761
Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 09:14

would anyone know what this is please.

Replies: 0    Views: 256
Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 19:40


Replies: 2    Views: 469
Last Post: 25/05/2013 at 14:10

This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
Replies: 17    Views: 676
Last Post: 26/03/2013 at 13:10

pepper plants

Replies: 8    Views: 710
Last Post: 11/03/2013 at 19:17

extra nitrogen

Replies: 3    Views: 512
Last Post: 05/03/2013 at 19:05

planting on verge.

Replies: 18    Views: 1266
Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 00:13

unwins catalogue

Replies: 1    Views: 530
Last Post: 15/01/2013 at 15:19

Advent prizes

Replies: 27    Views: 1589
Last Post: 26/12/2012 at 14:09

ground for runner beans

Replies: 7    Views: 1068
Last Post: 09/12/2012 at 19:15

My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
Replies: 8    Views: 868
Last Post: 15/12/2012 at 20:13

Any one know what this is?

Replies: 5    Views: 776
Last Post: 03/07/2012 at 18:14
14 threads returned