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Latest posts by Daintiness

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:13

I'm in Essex and did mine today. The top growth had started sprouting already so I cut back and mulched it to help protect the base of the plant/new growth.

DIY heated propagator

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:09

Looks great - very professional! At 100kg very permanent too, how do you intend to use it after germination in spring?

Shrub identification please

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:05

The shape and number of the leaves made me think of a  Cornus. Any evergreen ones?

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:30

Good one Fairy girl!!

I did tick the hibernating animals one but my hedgehogs have not hibernated!! I still see and feed them every evening - I think it just hasn't been cold enough for a long enough period of time.

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:22

2 blue tits

2 great tits 

3 long tailed tits

2 robins

2 blackbirds 

3 crows

5 wood pigeons

1 dunnock

2 chaffinches

1 magpie 

1 coal tit

1 great spotted woodpecker

and next door's ginger cat!!

Usually have more blue tits and great tits but then I haven't seen the wood pecker for ages.....of course my jay and collared doves turned up later  

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 17:47

 I think very few people make their own seed compost for several reasons - you need to sterilise the soil you need by heating it    e.g.  in a microwave to kill off harmful viruses ..;  normal compost will be full of weed seeds which will germinate when used in a seed growing situation; you can't be sure of the nutrient levels in your soil - seedlings need a soil of low nutrient level.

I usually use a brand from Aldi with good results.

Connecting water butts to a greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:35

I used a piece of hose from a car radiator to connect mine up - just pushed it on and hooked the jubilee clip (attached) to the existing gutter on green house to hold it in place. As it has a bend in it, any debris that falls in catches in the bend and I can remove it. Having said that - with a lovely new green house... a piece of radiator hose is not going to look great. 

Hedgehogs

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 16:35

I am still putting out hedgehog food nightly. My hedgehogs show no sign of hibernating! The bowl is empty each morning.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:38

Back to calm sunniness in Essex today.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:36

That's kind Clueless but I now have watched all so far  and have the rest of the series on record to save. I am really enjoying the series and believe it is the best thing the bbc has done for years. 

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