London (change)
Thu 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 8°C

Daintiness


Latest posts by Daintiness

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!  

Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:53

Always have the best intentions, then don't have all to hand at the time and think I'll remember - I never do! Taken to photographing things I need to move in the border but I'm useless at labelling seeds. I feel a new year resolution coming on but its too early for that! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 22:52

Hi potty gardener, I'm sure a Callicarpa would do fine in a pot. You would probably need to use a fairly big one. My Callicarpa is about 1.5 m tall now and about 1m wide. I have never pruned it and it has taken a number of years (about 5 - I think) to get to this size. It's not a difficult plant to grow and I think would be easy to repot etc. They say they berry better if there is another nearby. My neighbour has since got one but I don't see any difference in the berry numbers - my plant has always berried well.

Discussions started by Daintiness

Tree Identification needed

Replies: 7    Views: 316
Last Post: 09/05/2015 at 14:24

Plant id needed

Replies: 3    Views: 150
Last Post: 08/04/2015 at 10:59

Is it just me?

Replies: 17    Views: 540
Last Post: 08/04/2015 at 19:24

Lidl surprises

Replies: 11    Views: 895
Last Post: 15/03/2015 at 15:47

Frogspawn 2015

charting the frogspawn across the country 
Replies: 104    Views: 4533
Last Post: 08/04/2015 at 10:23

poorly privet

Replies: 12    Views: 879
Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 23:16

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

Replies: 6    Views: 510
Last Post: 02/10/2014 at 21:32

Tree surgeons not getting to root of problem!

Replies: 4    Views: 355
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 08:04

Quince Quandry

Replies: 13    Views: 517
Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 17:17

Hyde Hall Flower Festival

Replies: 0    Views: 318
Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 22:40

Clematis id needed

Replies: 10    Views: 599
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 21:45

Dianthus Cuttings

Replies: 1    Views: 342
Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 10:43

Followed threads

Replies: 11    Views: 709
Last Post: 09/08/2014 at 21:38

Butterfly sightings 2014

Replies: 23    Views: 944
Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 17:26

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

Replies: 7    Views: 920
Last Post: 05/03/2014 at 15:35
1 to 15 of 31 threads