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Latest posts by Daintiness

new bird box

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:51

A couple of years ago I treated myself to an Aldi nest box with a camera. It brings me untold joy, excitement, some heartache but mostly a lovely feeling. Mrs Blue Tit started sitting on 11 eggs one week ago so I am expecting to be a 'mother' in a week's time! Last year a great tit used the box and successfully reared her brood with one or two fatalities - that's nature but sometimes it's hard to watch.

I would recommend to anyone especially if you are thinking of replacing a box that is used every year - a successful siting of a box means that you have a greater percentage of chance that the box will be used.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:44

I have the both the variegated one - arum italicum and the wild one - one I planted and one that planted itself!

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:13

Yeah you're right  - Euphorbia for the 1st. 2 out of 3 ain't bad!    

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:43

Iam stewing my rhubarb and then eating it with ice cream or stirring it into plain yogurt. Yum 

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:25

Sedum; Achillea; Pieris

Courgettes or Cucumbers?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:01

Iam not laughing - exactly the same thing happened to me last year and I had to just keep potting them on until they were big enough to id. A complete nightmare - I have every sympathy - I have been extremely careful this year. I recommend Tippex - I wrote the info on the pot using a Tippex pen this year -  doesn't fall off, wear off, wash off, get knocked off...

Lobelia

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 15:14

Yes, they are very tiny. That's why when you buy a tray of lobelia each section has many plants in it not one per section like a pelagonium for example.

Compost bins on soil

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 15:12

I have a compost bin bucket with a lid that sits outside my back door and I take it to the compost bin at the bottom of the garden whenever it is full - banana peel, egg shells, coffee grounds, tea bags, veg peel, egg boxes...quite a concoction I don't think any rabbit would find it attractive!

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:20

There's only one good thing about lily beetles - their colour!!

Where best to plant Fuchsia plugs

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:18

It's a good idea to pinch out the tips of plug plants to encourage branching lower down giving you more flowers and bushier plants too. Long tips can be rooted and potted on as new plants too!

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Dessert apples - glut!

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Spread of frogspawn across the country... 
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