London (change)
Today 19°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 9°C

Daintiness


Latest posts by Daintiness

identify-this-please

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:12

Take out any growth which is coming out from the wall and don't be scared to cut back  to keep it within its boundaries as it will put on a lot of growth. Now, is a good time to prune. I never shredded this but put it straight in to the recycling bin. I loved my shrub but never looked forward to the little hairs. They look so innocent and at first you may not even see them but believe me they are there! I'm scratching just thinking about those hairs!

cat-problems-

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:32

I have an area under my conifer where nothing will grow so it is dry, loose and easy to dig in from all the leaves falling off said conifer. My cat goes nowhere else. I, initially, sprinkled some cat litter on the area when we first rescued her and she quickly caught on. She does go into many neighbours' gardens but for adventure only.

We haven't had any mice in the house since we got her either  

identify-this-please

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 15:21

When pruning get well covered and gloved - the small hairs on the stems get everywhere and make you itchy.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:24

A few more....

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29212.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29213.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 I think its an Essex skipper

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29214.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 a red damsel fly

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:16

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29210.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Mummy and baby great spotted woodpecker - a bit blurry as I had to be quick!

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:12

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29207.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 gatekeeper butterfly

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29208.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 poplar hawk moth

new-to-all-of-this--need-help-please-

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:15

Welcome to gardening and the forum! Cancel your gym membership you are going to get enough exercise now    

If you can get yourself some well rotted farmyard manure - often given away- it would be good bulk for your soil and good for the pocket too. As you are new to the area maybe find your local allotments ask there for a good source...any allotment is always a good source of info for any new gardener. Sometimes they would have a shop or know of discount seeds etc locally.

Dig over your soil and incorporate the manure. You won't be growing in all your plot over the next couple of seasons so on the sections you are not using spread a good layer of manure - 15cm or so thick - across the top of the soil. The worms and weather will do the rest over the winter and it will help keep the weeds down too making it easier to work in the spring.

Don't do too much at a time and enjoy...you've made a great start!

hibiscus-patience

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 17:19

Now, I started a thread a couple of weeks ago about this very subject...I bought my hibiscus in flower several years ago. Since then I have moved it once as it did not flower again. Frustratingly, it puts on new growth (now about 1.3m), is fed and watered well and looks extremly healthy but for the past two years it has only produced one flower bud. Last year that one bud flowered, this year it has dropped off without opening!! I am going to give it a good talking to right now....I don't know how long I will hold out - 1 bud is such a tease!  

This forum is a bit of a joke!

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:11

It says Daniel is the last one to post on this thread...but there was no sign of his post when I started to wrte this. We are really having problems at the moment! 

Help with some plant ID

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 16:52

Teasel, beech, forsythia?

Discussions started by Daintiness

Dianthus Cuttings

Replies: 1    Views: 69
Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 10:43

Followed threads

Replies: 6    Views: 187
Last Post: 17/03/2014 at 21:58

Butterfly sightings 2014

Replies: 23    Views: 462
Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 17:26

For those with cat, fox or other animal problems....

Replies: 7    Views: 386
Last Post: 05/03/2014 at 15:35

Spawn 2014

Frogspawn and toadspawn arrival 
Replies: 41    Views: 838
Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 14:13

Dessert apples - glut!

Replies: 12    Views: 417
Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 10:13

ID needed

Replies: 2    Views: 298
Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 13:09

can-you-id-this-vine

Replies: 11    Views: 351
Last Post: 20/08/2013 at 06:11

Hibiscus Handling

 
Replies: 6    Views: 306
Last Post: 04/08/2013 at 23:23

Cucumber or courgette?

Replies: 3    Views: 342
Last Post: 17/06/2013 at 21:51

Tree Tomato - any tips?

Replies: 3    Views: 423
Last Post: 12/06/2013 at 10:45

Is this spring worse than last year's?

Replies: 12    Views: 527
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 22:49

Frogspawn 2013

Spread of frogspawn across the country... 
Replies: 42    Views: 4418
Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 09:25

Which? Compost reviews

which composts perform best 
Replies: 44    Views: 10734
Last Post: 17/04/2014 at 18:41

Growing hyacinths in water

container ideas for growing hyacinths in 
Replies: 11    Views: 1516
Last Post: 21/09/2012 at 05:48
1 to 15 of 20 threads