Latest posts by Daintiness

Can You Identify this Bird?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 09:27

Looks like a male sparrowhawk to me. Well done to get the shot!

Sorry, another ID please!

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 09:18

Looks like foxglove to me. Let us know when it flowers who was right! 

Is it just me?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 12:03

Topbird, I think you should forward you post to the company as I did. You have made some very valid points.

The more people that do, the more likely they are to address the problem.


Plant id needed

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:59

Just had a look and that l believe you have solved the mystery. I've sent the details on to Mum...who will no doubt think I'm very clever. Thank you very much 

Plant id needed

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:47

This is the only picture I have it was taken a couple of weeks ago. My father has been chopping it down - rather than digging it out so it does not look as it should. Definitely would be a big plant if allowed to grow. Going to look at pictures of your suggestions now. Thanks

Plant id needed

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:39

This has self seeded itself in my Mum's gravel - any ideas?


Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:28

Killed my first lily beetles of the year yesterday on my snakeshead frittilaries - so glad they are red! Much as I detest them, it is the only positive thing about them, in my opinion!

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:23

My toads have spawned at last. I can't remember another year when they have spawned so late. Delighted to see those long strings ! 

Is it just me?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:21

No Lyn, that's the one I can work. The new one is lime green.

I had this reply from the manufacturer -

Thank you for your email regarding a bottle of Provado Vine Weevil Killer 2 which are now filled into the easy dose bottles.  Many of our concentrate pesticides are assigned to this bottle design.  These bottles have a two way valve which should allow liquid to run into and out of the dosing chamber.  With the desired volume of liquid in the dosing chamber the top can be removed and by tilting the bottle into the sprayer, allowing the liquid to flow from the dosing chamber into the waiting receptacle.   
A clever design, if, in my view, over complicated and a bit unnecessary for the average consumer.  From your description it sounds as if the valves aren’t lined up correctly which is restricting the flow of liquid either into the dosing chamber or from the dosing chamber. 
We are receiving ‘mixed reviews’ on these bottles and last year we had a similar comment to the one you posted.   Already these bottles are used for a large proportion of our liquid concentrates and it is not unreasonable to have a very small proportion of these complicated bottles that don’t function as expected – although this is of course not the expected outcome.  I thank you for taking the time to let me know of your recent experience and I will forward your email to the department involved with the use of these easy dose bottles for their reference. 

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:15

Saw my first comma and a white (don't know which one) yesterday...4 different species seen this week, great! 

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