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Latest posts by Lyn

fibreglass pond

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:12

I wouldn't recommend those pre formed ponds, you have to dig the hole exactly as the profile of the pond, we bought one first off, it's now laying on the ground up at the rubbish end of the garden, never sited, never will be.  if you buy a liner it doesn't matter how you dig, the liner bends to your dug hole.

Could the OP dig another hole for a liner  then carefully tip the contents of the two containers into it.

Runner Beans

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:06

I always grow Firestorm as well, always get them from Marshalls, they usually do a free P&P later on.  I much prefer self pollinating varieties, no need to worry then if you get bees or not. Always a bumper crop as well.

Using moss as compost

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:02


Using moss as compost

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 10:57

You can't put Hostafan in the compost Logan 

Fungus like growth on Coleus

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:28

They grow very easlily from seeds, why not start again in March. 

WATCH OUT...........

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:20

I have a slug trail on the ceiling in the lounge. Check your curtains too.

Hellebore transplants

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:18

I pot them up, then pot on, mine  from a couple of years ago are flowering now. Have also move some from place to place, they haven't complained.

I love the ' atrocious success' 

Getting back into fruit & veg growing

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:15

Being an old retiree I like the old books, always use The Vegetable Expert by Dr. D. G. Hessayon. He shows all the bugs you can expect, feeding, watering , all the usual problems. Of course, the youngs will don't do that now! 

frogspawn in pond in January 2016!

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 14:21

My pond do crystal clear, but I can't see any tadpoles yet, I am in a colder part of Devon and very high up, it was later last year. The bottom here is more than 2' deep, I have never used a treatment, just plants.


Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 14:12

i completely agree with you Flowers, I don't want it to turn into a competition, I don't care if someone has 1 blue tit or a dozen, but when I see great,and I mean great, swarms of starlings but only one in the garden, then I hear starlings are in decline, I can't see the point in the one hour watch.

of course, when I have taken part in the survey before, I have received by post and email, begging letters from every animal charity around, and asking what I will be doing in my will.

daresay I could have ticked the box, but don't always see it.

Discussions started by Lyn

Birthday thread

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Birthday thread

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Clary 'Blue Denim'

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Clary 'Blue Denim'

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Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 23:03

How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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