Latest posts by Lyn

Seedlings ID

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:02

I think it pink campion as well, you dont usually get that in wild flower seeds do you? may so but probably a rogue seed head landed.  I have a real battle with it here, some is ok but it wil take over.

You will soon see when it flowers.

I cant see a foxglove in there.

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:52

Trouble is, with Ryan being so young I dont suppose he gets much say.

Maybe we have some plants you want, you could post a list, I remember sending you something before.

Maximum yield of spuds

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:41

I think that the only thing to grow which is cost effective, is veg thats very expensive in the shops.

I find runner beans the best, at 8 beans for a qiud, they have to be the best, also asparagus. The othef stuff is so cheap in the shops, 40p for a cucumber, or a lettuce,  courgetes are cheap too.

 The amateur gardener does it for a bit of fun and the thrill of goibg to the garden to pick it.

When you weigh up the cost of liming, manuring, buying seeds, its not that cost effective, espially when you lose it to pests and have to pay for control.

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:43

Sad Ryan, but on the good side, rosebay willow herb is absolutely lethal to fuchsias, so she did do you a favour there. 

Woodland Plants / Weeds

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:38

The last one is Speedwell.

Talkback: Garden pests

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:36

Did anyone read Toby Buckland's column the other week, he said dont let the experts make you feel guilty, if you want to pop a few pellets down, (you dont have to have blue soil) and if you want a bit of peat then use it,  if you want to put something down to kill bugs in the soil then do it.

Whats the point in trying to grow your own to save air miles, then losing it to pests.after all, once you have had children you are fighting a losing battle with being green.

 We worked out that from one old Austin 7 there are now 34 cars in my OH family alone, not to mention my lot!

If you think about it, the only true green is a dead one.


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:10

A little bit of my garden this June



Name of plant

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:02

You could put a photo on, easier to tell then, just click on the tree icon. Although this wont work on phones.

Hedgehog hazards

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:59

Just to add about hedgehogs getting caught in things, and I am sure that everyone on here is well aware, but the worst tragedies with hedgehogs is the plastic rings that hold a 4 pack of beer together, make sure you cut every little bit before putting it in the bin. They get caught as babies and as they grow it tightens around their body.

I am sure you all know this though


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 23:49

Neosorexa for the rats but be very careful where you put it, its lethal for the cats, as are the slug pellets!

Your little cat was beautiful, such a shame when they get run over. Mine just sleeps in the middle of the road, he wakes at the slightest sound if a car comes and runs in. Hopefully he always will.

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