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Latest posts by Daintiness

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!

clematis montana ('Fragrant Spring')

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:12

Plant much further out and angle the plant back towards the arch. This clematis is big and will need lots of water/energy to sustain it. Putting it on top of concrete the roots will have no where to go and there will be no water.

Plant your clematis deeply in a large hole with lots of compost/organic matter added, water well and mulch - keep it well watered until established and feed well.

How do you all know so much

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:16

Amateur who likes to know what things are and how they they grow - lots of reading, watching, listening and a good number of years on the clock!! Still learning 

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:07

I'd have a Victoria plum...however you can get those fruit trees with more than one fruit grafted ont them two the price of one!

raised veggie beds

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:04

Go for it. The manure will offer you so much - bulk for the soil, food for the plants, water retention, cheap etc etc - to me it is a win win situation.

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charting the frogspawn across the country 
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