Latest posts by Lyn

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 14:32

Very true Lizzie, I do a fair few miles in a day walking from one end of the estate to the other😀

The top field burst its bank last week, top bit of garden like a lake and one of the GH's filled with water up to the step, about six inches. Roland has now dug part of the front bank away to make a channel diverting  it down the lane. 

Pond Liner

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 11:18
Redwing says:


See original post

 But if it's worked it must be OK and about the quarter of the price of butyl or rubber.  Why don't you think it was worth the  money?  How does the brown side up look?  I was thinking I would use the black side up.

Last edited: 10 August 2017 19:12:19

See original post

 It is worth the money, I just said I preferred to pay just a little more for a lifetime guarantee instead of 25 years. 

Pond Liner

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 11:15

This was when we were first making it, the next picture less than one year after, well established now as that was in 2015. The brown side is not so stark and glary, but it's up to you, whatever way you want it.  The liner comes free, they say you need to use it to validate the guarantee. 

Bradshaws is a good company, I have a 10% off voucher if you want it, I can send you the code in a PM. 

Last edited: 11 August 2017 11:17:00

Vegatable grwoing book

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 11:01

This is the one I use, it's full of info about soil types, compost making etc. As well as veg growing. 

Sowing lupin seeds

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:55

Best way Doc, anytime from March to June is good, if I sowed mine direct I'd never see them again unless I covered the area in pellets, and even then you have to transplant them if they do grow, much better to get them to big plants in 6" pots before putting them out. 

Ingle, what suits in your country really doesn't work in the UK. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:51

Ours go back start of September that's when we have a week off. 

Portuguese Laurels

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:49

You probably won't want to hear this, but if they were mine I would have cut them down by half on planting, a foot off the top of 8' plants won't make much difference.  It's up to you to try and if they don't thicken at the bottom you will know to cut them back more. 

If you need more, you're better to go for small trees in the first place, then just keep nipping the tops off. 

theres a good thread here. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:43

I've never known the weather pattern any different down here, for the past 70 years July and most of August is wet, the best months to visit are May to June and September. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:40

well Dach, that just proves how good exercise is for you, I've never exercised in my life and don't intend to start now. 

Dove has just done as much excersise  as is needed in a day😀

Plant identification

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:36

That's a Begonia. 

Discussions started by Lyn

Let’s celebrate our Birthday 2018

Replies: 36    Views: 1299
Last Post: 20/02/2018 at 09:16

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
Replies: 1329    Views: 43996
Last Post: 01/11/2017 at 03:02

Lyn & Hostafans day out

Replies: 19    Views: 1083
Last Post: 30/07/2017 at 07:54


Replies: 4    Views: 355
Last Post: 24/06/2017 at 13:18


Replies: 0    Views: 192
Last Post: 23/06/2017 at 16:19

Hostafans View

A little bit of Heaven 
Replies: 11    Views: 630
Last Post: 06/05/2017 at 17:13

Pricking out cosmos

No more leggy seedlings 
Replies: 4    Views: 833
Last Post: 03/05/2017 at 15:21

Birthday thread

Replies: 22    Views: 3409
Last Post: 18/09/2016 at 06:05

Birthday thread

Replies: 0    Views: 575
Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 17:28

Clary 'Blue Denim'

Replies: 0    Views: 974
Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 13:54

Clary 'Blue Denim'

Replies: 1    Views: 844
Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 13:55

Seed ID please

Any ideas 
Replies: 18    Views: 2164
Last Post: 26/01/2016 at 14:05

Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
Replies: 24    Views: 2147
Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 08:18

Insect ID please

Replies: 7    Views: 1235
Last Post: 07/09/2015 at 15:50

Seed head ID Please

Replies: 6    Views: 1167
Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 23:03
1 to 15 of 52 threads