Latest posts by Lyn

Collecting and Saving Seed.

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:46

They are busy lizzie seeds.

no flowers on gladioli

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:40

Are you sure you planted the right bit, they grow one on top of the other, you plant the lower one next year.

I have never bought a sack of daffs that never bloomed, and I do buy cheapies!  some say they are better in their second year.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:22

Ok VS i cant do pm's on tablet, but will write to you tomorrow.

I wish they would make this site more 'mobile' friendly.

Tablets, ipads and phones are all the up and coming thing, i hope they will update the site sometime.

The only way i can post messages on the open forum is to start typing, submit, the click edit and start again. Takes ages.

does this berry bush look ok?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:16

The problem is, it has mouldy leaves, just cut them off Mich.

what can i do?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:13

Mich asked what he could do, if it was mine i would cut all those mouldy leaves off. Put them in the dustbin, not compost heap


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.


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