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Latest posts by Lyn

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 23:11

Trecherous winds here too, it sounds like the roof is lifting off the conservatory.   I dread going out to look in the morning. Its nights like this that I really feel for the birds.


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 21:26

I will be sowing in April for flowering in 2016, they will grow on then be planted out either Autumn if they are big enough or early Spring.

Most of mine were sown in September/October, I will plant them out in Spring, they will probably get small flowers this year and be lovely next year, you need to plan well ahead with perennials. Then keep up a good succession in case of losing any. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 21:16

Happy Birthday Woody. Xx



Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:06
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning forkers

hope you all stay warm and safe out there.

thunder n lightning last evening but not too bad right now.  No ice, etc., but just a little further East snow and ice is about.

alarmist talk about the strong winds tonight.  Will know tomorrow how bad it was! 


This far East Verdun!



Posted: 14/01/2015 at 02:04

Just making tea and toast, anyone want some?



Posted: 14/01/2015 at 00:32

Does anyone remember a really old gardening prog hosted by a vicar, in his own garden, it was him that first said about men weeing on the compost heap. I have asked this before and assumed no one knew it. We were living in London at the time so maybe a local programme. LWT?

Regular contributers.

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 00:26

Cowslip has been a member of the forum since 2012, I found it strange that he/she didnt come back before though. Maybe posted in haste?

The problem now is that we are all on edge with MA  so the slightest strange post and we think he's sock puppeting.

We had the same thing the year before with BB,  things will all go back to normal soon, we are a lovely bunch, as Cowslips thread has proved.


Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 23:01

That's good, nice new thread al ready for the Spring.

I have sorted my seeds out into date of planting order and have loads I wont be sowing, foxgloves, delphiniums, etc, I sowed most of them in the Autumn so lots left over.

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 11:51

I think that outfit may have been mine, I have one very similar!

I dont wear it for shopping now though. bit cold at the moment.

thank you for all your birthday wishes, pictures, cards, cakes and most of all, friendship.

Greenhouse heating

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 22:07

I used to work with bottled gas, selling that is, then the cylinders were sold in lbs not kilos. For every lbs of gas there is a pint of water, so a butane bottle is 32lbs, so releases 32 pints of water. I wouldnt use it in the greenhouse but my dad did, its ok if you keep the window open all the time.

Propane bottles have to be outside, butane can be in.

I still cook on a propane gas cooker, I would'nt use anything else.

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