Latest posts by Lyn

Garden tools utility belt

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 13:20

I tried a belt, the one supplied with the pouches just slipped to the ground so I threaded the pouches onto my jeans belts, couldnt stand it though, now like most people, stuff in pockets, or in a trug if I'm doing extra work. 


Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:30

That's the trouble with Bishops Nick, they do get themselves in a muddle sometimes😀

Freecycle sites

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:27

Got rid of greenhouse glass! We've just bought new glass to repair three GH's, cost a fortune. Cheaper than a new one though I suppose. 

I sold my big old pine dresser on our local site. Can't remember what site it was now. 

Show me your Hanging Baskets

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 00:07

Lovely arrangements Hefty. Gorgeous purples in the first pic.

Crazy idea?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 00:04

Just to add, if you do put it in the shed you will need to put the hose pipe on it in the summer.  I don't think you can rely on a wee every so often to keep it wet. All we use is a carpet until it's almost ready, then put it somewhere else with carpet and tin on the top.


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 23:57

I too am growing Bishops children, I can't be bothered to dig dahlias up now, just mulch and leave in the ground, haven't lost one yet even though it's very wet down here.

the seedlings will flower first year so I that's why I don't lift them.  you'll be surprised how big the tubers are in the Autumn, amazing from a tiny seed in just a few months.


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 21:41

Are your seedlings getting enough light, they are growing a bit spindly, you don't want them to be week.

You can always pot them on plunging them deeper into the compost, pick the middles out for nice bushy plants.

Crazy idea?

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 21:38

I have a turn over of two months on compost, but not inside a shed, it needs rain, ours is on bare earth for worms bacteria etc to get to it,  a mixture of greens and browns, hot sun on it. covered tightly, turned over every couple of weeks, I can't see it working. You could try if you really want to, the worse that will happen is that you bag it up and take it to the tip if it's not ready.

Wierd hairy dahlia shoots

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 21:33

When you buy a dahlia tuber it usually has a little bit of stalk left on it, I can't see it in the pot. They aren't dahlia roots. 

I suppose it's not a Begonia tuber? They have roots quite like that sometimes.

Cerinthe seedling plug plants

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 21:29

Heres an article you may find interesting BS 

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