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Latest posts by Daintiness

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!

Compost bins on soil

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 13:31

What kind of bin have you got? What are you putting in your bin?

Best butterfly plants

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:38

Asclepias tuberosa - as we were saying on another thread always learning! I have never heard of this plant before and it seems to have a lot going for it - easy to grow, long flowering season, hardy, great for butterflies....anyone with experience of growing it, easy from seed or better to buy as a plant? Availability, any good supplier - I definitely want some of these   

Nice smelly for the house

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:27

I grow a scented leaf geranium indoors and every time it is brushed against it releases a lemony scent. I have noticed that if I hoover up the old leaves the smell comes out of the vacuum cleaner too!

help needed identifying weed

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:21

I agree with all of above but would also add that you will need to keep hitting it with glyphosate every couple of weeks. The roots go down deep so pulling them up will not help. It will take  a lot of perserverence to beat this weed which has existed since the time of the dinosaurs!

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