Latest posts by Lyn

Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:21

Dove, did you know the Tate is closed until 2017, I know you liked it.

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:19

Photos of before and after would be nice, that seems a lot to cram into 20' wide garden though. 

I think Steve means his garden is 1645' X 1645' 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:17

Runny,  part Irish here too, and the other half 'best not mentioned!' 

what I do is type in whichever smiley you want in the tool bar at the top,   say shivering or sweating smiley, then click on 'images' there will be a whole page of them then. ...when you see one you fancy, click on him and he will come up on his own,  he may be a moving one, if he is,  he will move then, if you like him, tap on him and then tap 'save image' . When you put him on this site from  your picture icon, you will see if he's going to move or not.  They don't all move.

Of course, if your feeling a bit techy  minded you can download an app. There are some on the iPad and they are all smileys. The worlds your lobster. 



Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:01

I can't sow anything direct, never ever see them again.

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Have you lost all this years echium Lyn?

You're welcome to some of mine in the tunnel grown from your seed last year.

I'll swap for some more seed then I've got a succession going.

I still have our last year's ones in the green house, no seeds left as was hoping to get them from this year's plants, there still one huge one and a few tiny ones. The ones in the poly tunnel may not flower this year, plant this summer for next year's flowers. 

Shame I lost the two biggest ones, they were taller than me. I am on an impossible quest to keep those going in our climate. But still I persevere. Just the thought of the thousand bees on them makes me press on with the imposible task.

yours should do ok in the front  garden Hosta.


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:29

I  couldn't put mine out until Spring, but some people do live in warmer areas, mine don't even look to good over wintering in the greenhouse.

Jobs in your garden

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:25

I have never heard tell of a rodent jumping up and biting one of those. My OH deposits it straight into the bin, never been bitten so far


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:22

Just sown mine today, normal way, no probs, they don't take any longer than any others and will make big plants by the end of the year, ready to be planted out next Spring, keep under cover or sheltered for the winter.

Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:20

Love the Echium, I have these in my garden, unfortunately died in the cold winter. I won't give up though, I sow more every year. 

runners in polystyrene

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:29

We are all raring to go, but don't be in too much rush or you will be disappointed. Theres nothing worse than when you've sown your seeds and they either don't come up or they are very tall, weak and leggy before you can plant them out, sit on your hands for awhile

Not sure what to do with this space.

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 13:25

She's beautiful Yvie, perfect in that corner.

Verdun wrote (see)

Yvie,,how about a mannequin?  Dress it with a coat, hat, straw hair and ciggie.  I had one for a few years and it looked comical and lifelike 

Verdun, have those awful scary scarecrows got as far down as yours yet, life sized sitting on benches along the roads. 

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How pretty!

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