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Latest posts by Daintiness

Bag lady

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:31

Bag lady I hope you are prepared for the 5th October. That's when the charge of 5p for single use plastic bags comes into force in England.Everywhere else already has it!

 It's for new bags not old bags!! 

begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:26

What's the difference between tuberous begonias and those grown from corms? Is it just the terminology or are we dealing with different species?

begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:11

That's what I usually do. However this year I lost all my tubers to vine weevil They had, unbeknown to me, spent their winter feeding on my begonias. I am going to drench all my pots with vine weevil killer (when the rain stops long enough) in preparation for the autumn move against the house wall/greenhouse!!

Hedge query

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:07

Make sure you get them to really grind the stump and they take as much root out as they are willing to's hard work digging out roots!!

We're to buy JARDIN DE FRANCE cutters

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:28

I bought mine at the Ideal Home Show last year. They were also being sold at The Gadget Show too a couple of years ago.I assume they therefore are on the circuit of big trade shows. Never seen them at my local RHS Flower Show but someone may know if they do garden shows too.

Bag lady

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:06

I recently split - rather sawed my water lilies into pieces..anyway my hands appeared to be dyed blue/black and my finger nails the same after the job. I washed and scrubbed but the stain remained. I informed the rest of the house I as on washing up duty for the rest of the week - going to a wedding at the weekend. It got a little lighter but not worth talking about. Went for a cup of tea at my friend's and she said lemon juice...I rolled my eyes, then tried it,within seconds clean hands! I couldn't believe it!! 

Plant I.D's

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:32

3. Spirea and Lonicera nitida

Persistent weed

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:21

The seed pods explode! If it has flowered then you are going to have a lot more next year! I am very selective about using weedkiller but this is one I target. I tried to dig it out but it seems to grow from little bulbils and I never get them all! 

How much of a nutty person are you ?

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 21:12

1 walnut

2 beech

3 ?

4 medlar apple

5 ?

6 Snowberry

7 Hazel

Frog in Compost

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 17:59

Gerald seems to be staying in a 5 star hotel...he'll move on when he wants but at the moment all his needs are being met! Let him enjoy his new pad 

Discussions started by Daintiness


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Frogspawn 2015

charting the frogspawn across the country 
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poorly privet

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Hyde Hall Flower Festival

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