Latest posts by Lyn

Red bird bath

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:20

Sorry about the disjointed post, its nigh on impossible to post on this android!

Red bird bath

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:16

Thats very interesting Edd, down here around the Dartmoor area, all the houses are stained with this red and I was told by a buil

der that it comes from the granite that makes the sand and hardcore.

All the houses are rendered no brick and it just runs down in great streaks until it eventually covers the houses


So yes, The area would have been volcanic. That accounts for it.

 I just scrub it off the bird baths. No shorta

ge of birds here.

Rhubarb pests

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 14:52

Mine was eaten by little shiny green leaf beetles,along with lots of other stuff, I dont take much notice though, they only have a run then they go, I dont think it affect the stalks. Please try to post a photo, and have a look all over and see if you can find some.


Leaking pond liner

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 14:45

No probs, I am so pleased your life has been turned around and you are happy again.

I hope the pond gets sorted, I have a liner waiting for a hole.

We tried a pre formed one, but what a bugger to dig all the contours, my OH has no patience, at least with a liner it fits whatever you have dug.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 10:01

5 Years! gosh, no digging to be done there then.

Which netting /mesh for growing brassicas?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:59

This is the only thing that will keep them out, 1cm just wont do it.

I bought this, its marvelous. I am sorry I cant put the clicking link, somehow the chain link facility has disappeared.


Leaking pond liner

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:52

Are your German Shepherds called Florence and Fred?

Slugs and their relatives

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 02:39

Brian is sulking at the moment, I had to buy him lettuce and it was an Iceburg type, he wont eat the stalky bits. He hates tomato pips and actually spits them out.

Edd,  i know you wouldnt stamp on Brian, best not risk that, cos I could stamp on something of yours 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 02:26

I picked these today plus 2 vases for my mum


Talkback: Plants for bees

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 02:19

My best plant for bees so far has been the tall echiums I grew from seeds. They are biennial (although i have had 2 years alreadyfrom them)but i have collected seeds last year, every one germinates, they are so easy,

And i have now planted out about 30. Verbena bon is good, there are 200 around my garden, lupins, foxgloves, alliums, echinops, borage, cerinthe, there are so many, i think i have all Devons bee population.I am harvesting the echium seeds now if anyone wants some, there are thousands. Its the tall bluey looking plants, lots of spikes, that is just one plant so you dont need many.


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