London (change)
Today 13°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 9°C

Daintiness


Latest posts by Daintiness

Hedgehogs.

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 22:07

Thank you for your responses. I am following up on the link you gave Dove though I haven't seen the hedgehog tonight.

Hedgehogs.

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:01

Having moved mt feeding station onto my patio, I am seeing my hedgehog visitors most evnings.

The last couple of nights I have noticed that one is scratching alot. Last night he couldn't take a step without having a long scratch. He seemed slow and not his usual self. Anything I can do?

Lawnmower Design and Use

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 22:44

use a petrol mower; no stripes as uneven ground; cut once a week; compost cuttings; mower stored in shed; frustrations - as a light weight middle aged female I sometimes don't have enough oomph to start the machine(pull string) when replacing I 'll go for electric start; I like the different levels on my machine (mountfield) as I ned to cut long grass at the beginning of season and after bulbs in the grass have died down; I would like a machine that is robust but lighter to move around as when the grass box is full it becomes difficult to push - I think I'll go for a self propelled model next time. I think I'll also have to come into a fortune to afford this type of machine too!

 

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:15

http://cdn.paulkirtley.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Sweet-Violet-Viola-odorata-leaves-and-flowers-550.jpg

 

This is an image of sweet violets also known as viola odorata. This is probably what you have got.

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:31

When someone forgot to shut the door the question was asked - Were you born in a barn?

'I'm still ' fresh as a daisy' though 'I'm getting long in the tooth' - I hope 'I'm not ready to kick the bucket', 'put the final nail in the coffin' remembering that 'you are only as old as the man/woman you feel'!

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:49

Often said by my friend's mum when as a teenager she was worrying about a spot, stain, her hair  etc...a man on a galloping horse don't notice it!

Always struck me as strange  

silly quotes

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:21

Ulster one - You have a face liks a Lurgan spade!  ( long face like the spade)

Greenhouse Thermometer

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:40

I got a minimum maximum thermometer from wilkinsons years ago. Its still going strong. They sell an updated model now - link below (which I hope works!)

http://www.wilko.com/greenhouse-accessories/wilko-get-gardening-minimummaximum-thermometer-digital/invt/0298564?VBMST=minimum%20maximum%20thermometer

Leaving my garden

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:34

Oops, don't know what happened to the quote feature!! Woodgreen wonder boy can only be held responsible for the first line......and maybe I haven't made enough mistakes yet for Mensa but I am trying!

Leaving my garden

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:31

 

Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

 I learn most from my mistakes... which must make me very clever indeed...

I just love this line Woodgreen wonderboy - It really made me smile...mensa will be ringing me any day soon !

Good luck with you move Hollyhock. It's actually a great time to move. You can watch for any bulbs coming up in your new patch, assess what's there and see its bare bones/structure in winter - take lots of photos as the seasons turn to remind yourself what's what and what could be improved on. You can plan in the warmth, do a ph soil test, check out the GCs in the area and also see what others have in their gardens. I hope you'll share with us your country retreat's progress!  

Discussions started by Daintiness

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

Replies: 6    Views: 405
Last Post: 02/10/2014 at 21:32

Tree surgeons not getting to root of problem!

Replies: 4    Views: 260
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 08:04

Quince Quandry

Replies: 13    Views: 428
Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 17:17

Hyde Hall Flower Festival

Replies: 0    Views: 221
Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 22:40

Clematis id needed

Replies: 10    Views: 438
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 21:45

Dianthus Cuttings

Replies: 1    Views: 262
Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 10:43

Followed threads

Replies: 11    Views: 623
Last Post: 09/08/2014 at 21:38

Butterfly sightings 2014

Replies: 23    Views: 796
Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 17:26

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

Replies: 7    Views: 712
Last Post: 05/03/2014 at 15:35

Spawn 2014

Frogspawn and toadspawn arrival 
Replies: 41    Views: 1375
Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 14:13

Dessert apples - glut!

Replies: 12    Views: 627
Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 10:13

ID needed

Replies: 2    Views: 424
Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 13:09

can-you-id-this-vine

Replies: 11    Views: 494
Last Post: 20/08/2013 at 06:11

Hibiscus Handling

 
Replies: 6    Views: 465
Last Post: 04/08/2013 at 23:23

Cucumber or courgette?

Replies: 3    Views: 558
Last Post: 17/06/2013 at 21:51
1 to 15 of 25 threads