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Latest posts by Daintiness

Jet Washers

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:59

Make sure you drain all the water out of the system when you finish as in cold weather it expands with cold and can freeze - damaging the machine. This apparently is one of the commonest problems with jet washers as the machine then leaks and pressure is lost etc...my other half has done this!

Mystery bug

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:50

Any chance of a better photo? I think it looks too narrow and the legs too long for a shield bug. Are you actually holding the end of the insect?

I think it more likely to be a green cricket/grasshopper...possibly!

Bird feeders

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 20:33

I'll be moving my feeders closer to the house this weekend where I can enjoy all the activity from indoors now the garden is not so busy and it's not too far to fill the them up again!

Wood pigeons, blackbirds, great tits, blue tits, robins, chaffinches and great spotted woodpecker are my regulars....the grey squirrels try but I have them baffled!

Still feeding my hedgehogs who clear their plate every night.

Hoping to see long tailed tits, dunnocks, coal tits, goldfinches and red polls who all frequented the feeders last winter.

Callicarpa profusion flowers

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:50

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34076.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 This is my Callicarpa 'Profusion' AGM . It has pale pink flowers in May but as the others say you don't notice them. I do notice the lovely bronze foliage in spring and then the berries. Some say they berry better if you have more than one, I haven't noticed any difference - it berries reliably every year!

secret/majestic garden design

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:40

How about a weeping cherry - lots of different culivars to shoose from. Maybe  some crab apples in your gaps - lots of colours again to choose from.

Overwintering Yourself...

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 18:17

I move the bird feeders closer to the house so I have a good view from indoors. I tidy up, cutting back foliage past its sell by date, readying things for spring planting etc.

I then get out my knitting needles to give myself a project to stop me planting seeds too early. This is a yearly problem and I have to restrain myself with reminders of leggy seedlings and window sills unable to cope. I think I will make a very long scarf!!

silly quotes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 08:31

that'll put    -  hair on your chest; a smile on your face; a tiger in your tank; lead in your pencil; a spring in your step....

silly quotes

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 22:22

we can keep going 'til hell freezes over' or 'pigs  fly' or 'there's a blue moon'  or' you come to the end of you tether' or 'the fay lady sings!'

Hedgehogs.

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 22:15

Further to following up Dove's link. I came across this page which I think could be useful to all of us that like hedgehogs.

http://www.thehedgehog.co.uk/health.htm#tick

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