Latest posts by Daintiness

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:14

I think alot has to do with the siting of the baskets - they need shelter, warmth and enough sun. The begonias in the photo elow do really well at the front of my house but when placed on the rear house wall with the same compost, watering etc.


didn't do half as well.

Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:45

I'm sorry to say I don't think your  seeds will do very well as it will just too hot for those plants over there When I was in Pakistan I grew Pomegranate, bouganville, jasmine, oranges. If i were you I'd get down to your local nursery and take alook at what they have on offer.

Any idea what this is?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:09

Geranium sanguineum again!

Any idea what this is?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:08

Geranium sanguineum

Front Garden

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:36

Which way does your garden face? What was under the gravel - have you got a weed suppressing membrane, hardened soil...?

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:27

For the tree stumps I would treat with brushwood killer/stump killer and then I'd  put a black bin liner  over the stump, tying it in place and forget about it for a year. The brambles, bindweed etc you already have good advice for - keep being persistent but be careful when applying glyphosate or any other weedkiller that you don't get it on your crops - the bindweed may take several doses but you can be sure your crops just need one drop to keel over!

Mothers Day present

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:17

I think they are marigolds too. We always plant them at school as they are easy to handle, quick to germinate and flower.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:16

Yes, the birds spread them around!!

The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:53

Mice, I suspect, looking for seeds?

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.

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