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Latest posts by Daintiness

What's eating my Tomatoes?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:16

Probably caterpillars of the tomato moth. 

The Guyot System

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:34

Hi Steve, I have just brought up an old thread regarding grape pruning which I found very helpful. It is called  - Grape Vine Pruning - hope this helps. I pinged it 15.30 - if you cant find it, just put the thread title into the search box at the top of the page 

Grape Vine Pruning

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:30

Ping to bookmark this for me but also for Steve Mackley  who has started a new thread on this very subject!

thieving-squirrels

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:31

A squirrel baffle is the only way I have beaten them - squirrel proof feeders have never worked with me if they can't get access they manage to knock them to the ground usually damaging them. Choose a location where they can't jump from a tree branch or garden arch etc and then fit a baffle - about £12. I used an old bin lid on my second feeder (does not look pretty) but does the job!!

grass-identification-please

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:25

I think it is millet, probably dropped by a bird one way or another on your patch! 

premium-vs-normal-bulbs

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:18

Ok, there could be a couple of reasons...firstly it could be the size of the bulb - larger bulbs could produce bigger or more flowers per bulb. As you mention hyacinths this could be the case or the more expensive bulbs could be treated to flower earlier - they have been heat treated or forced and therefore they are used for indoor flowers, usually flowering around Christmas indoors as opposed to normal bulbs which will flower in spring. I would expect it to state that somewhere on the packet if that were the case.

lill-ie-problem

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:11

Lilies in my experience flower once. After flowering you can feed and keep them well watered to help the plant build up the bulb again in order to produce flowers next year.

can-anyone-id-this-bug-for-me

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 15:24

I don't think it is a water beetle. If you look closely it would appear to have wings (I think)

clematic-and-climber-help-please

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 19:15

As you have got young plants several which will cling by tendrils you might be better to staple some plastic square trellis to it (image below as I don't know if I have explained very well) so you can tie in and give them a leg up.

 

 

 

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/491012513/plastic_garden_mesh_netting.jpg_250x250.jpg

street-cleaning-in-our-cul-de-sac

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 12:44

Thanks Joyce, I would speak to your neighbours then as the points mentioned will have been talked through with them before they made their purchases. They should be aware of all services, suppliers, rights of way etc. Let us know how you get on 

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