Latest posts by Lyn


Posted: 18/02/2016 at 16:30

Oh no KEF, he wants to do so much, he's completely with it, no problems there, just completely washes out and drained. He wants to do things, he does try to have a walk around, and has started using a walking stick.  He's asking me what seeds I have to plant and what to do with the soil. 

How marvelous of you to remember about mums birthday, she would have been 88 but she had a good life, very busy housewife in the olden days,  so she deserves a good rest now.

Burning Bush Kochia Scoparia

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:15

I have bought the seeds bu haven't sown yet. I don't think they are a bother at all, I remember them when I was a child, they are only annuals.

Dangerous slippy path when wet

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:14

Are the slabs set level or on the slope, maybe you can level them? I have the same problem in my garden, but the slabs are laid level like a set of stairs.


Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:12

Lovely sun here as well, I had to remove seed trays from window sill.

i don't think dad has the energy to get outside, which annoys him because he's always been an outdoors person, was as miserable as sin through the winter.

he had to lay back on the bed half way through dressing this morning. It's such a shame because he's so bright, in no way has his mind gone, I need to grab all gardening knowledge and make a note. 

As well as an m on the iPad, I can't change my avatar, on laptop that is.

Best and worst seed and potting compost

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:06

Could be worth a try that Jeff. You can always mix a little bone meal in, not for seeds or first potting up though.


Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:58

I keep old compost, some goes on the compost heap, the stuff with roots, but the rest is bagged up and is now used to start off begonia corms and dahlias.

mixed with a bit of perlite is now being used for my seed germination.

Best and worst seed and potting compost

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:53

I don't like New Horizon Hosta, Wyvale is cheaper at the moment with 4@ 20.00.

Years ago, my mum used to use Levingtons, the one for trade, could only get it from one little nursery as he ordered it for himself, her baskets were absolutely beautiful, all from seeds.

its not as good now, I don't use it.




Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:49

Asleep by 3 am what time did you wake up? Sounds like a good nights sleep.

the doctor should have my letter by now, that will put the cat amongst the pigeons.

wonder if he'll phone back.

dad was too weak to put his cards on this morning, no energy at all.

back to iPads they have a mind of their own, on this site only, it's decided not to start all  sentences with a small letter. Also have the odd m appearing. Wouldn't be without it though


Best and worst seed and potting compost

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:42

I always use Erin Malloy.

i will try the Wyvale this year though as they are selling on offer four 75 lt bags for 20.00.

seeds will germinate in anything, you don't want rich soil for those, I add perlite For drainage. It doesn't need to be soaked, I cringe when I see Monty Don with that huge metal watering can, go right over the tops of the seeds.

Containing roots- any alternative to rootex bags?

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 13:04

I use the ones that I buy the compost in.

any strips of firm plastic will do.

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