London (change)

Lyn


Latest posts by Lyn

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 18:05
Sue Bestwick wrote (see)

How do I ensure an even germination of early seeds. They are in pots in a sunny windowsill but some seedlings are big enough to prick out and others are too small to handle

 

Sue, I would start a new thread on seed sowing, it will be noticed more that this one. They've gone silly now, 

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:45

I use those vinyl gloves as well, my son gives them to me he has them for handling gunpowder. They do get a bit sweaty inside but they're not on for long, only for delicate jobs then thin cotton for other things.

i like a nice hand cream that disappears ,have a few that work and I can knit all year round.

Shredder

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:24

The blade on the Bosch we have can be turned over and used on the other side but it's made of something that can't be sharpened saying that, we are only just on our second blade and we have a very big shrubby garden, so it gets quite a bit of use.

 

with regards to your greenhouse, can you just get new panes of glass cut and get some clips from Amazon for now it would be cheaper.

Hodsock Priory

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:20

That's was a lovely day out glad you enjoyed it. 

Are you left handed by any chance? 

Fuchsia

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:17

It's a standard, don't cut that down to two inches then unless you want a bush.

i should have asked.

Secret garden

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:15

I see it Chrissy, but have the same problem as you and can't get in.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:21

You're welcome to a spoonful of my yoghurt Flumpy.

Can you make your own compost with out grass cuttings?

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:19

Yes you can, in fact too much grass spoils it. Put all your veg peelings on it, any plant waste, tear all your junk mail, roll some in balls, any newspapers, remember to remove the plastic from the window envelopes, all you paper or cardboard packing from your food,  a couple of shovels of garden soil to get the bacteria that suits your own garden and keep piling up.

Wood bins are best if can make one or better still two, turn it with a garden fork every week and cover with an old piece of carpet.  Maybe a neighbour can give you their grass cutting occasionally. 

We have a turnover of garden ready compost every two months, it's just a matter of getting the balance right.

Plastic boards

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:13

You're right Fairy , very thin. Scaffold boards if you just want one layer or fix two or three 4 to 5" boards together.

Meconopsis betonicifolia

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:11

Those seedlings do look like violets, I have the wild ones in the garden but can't get rid of it, the roots just cling to the soil. They choke everything, I suppose the species ones would be nice.

Discussions started by Lyn

Birthday thread

Replies: 21    Views: 617
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 09:36

Birthday thread

Replies: 0    Views: 173
Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 17:28

Clary 'Blue Denim'

Seeds 
Replies: 0    Views: 235
Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 13:54

Clary 'Blue Denim'

Seeds 
Replies: 1    Views: 250
Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 13:55

Seed ID please

Any ideas 
Replies: 19    Views: 1413
Last Post: 26/01/2016 at 14:05

Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
Replies: 24    Views: 1171
Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 08:18

Insect ID please

Replies: 7    Views: 730
Last Post: 07/09/2015 at 15:50

Seed head ID Please

Replies: 6    Views: 648
Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 23:03

How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
Replies: 1    Views: 478
Last Post: 18/08/2015 at 12:18

Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
Replies: 47    Views: 1679
Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 17:41

Shrub ID please

Replies: 6    Views: 527
Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 16:32

Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
Replies: 6    Views: 522
Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 07:42

ID. Please

Replies: 8    Views: 852
Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 19:41

Ulrasonic pest scarer

Replies: 7    Views: 685
Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 14:04

New ipad

Replies: 8    Views: 724
Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 12:47
1 to 15 of 45 threads