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Latest posts by Daintiness

Lawn destruction

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:57

If I were you with a patch this size and selling - cut it and keep it cut, put some lovely pots with spring flowers at strategic places to distract from it. Trying to establish a new lawn with the winter we have had and with the cost, time, hard work and up keep etc I don't think will add greatly to the price. If your father had a good established garden -  the shrubs, daffodils etc will help to lift the garden and any gardener buying it will look on it as a challenge, any non gardener won't notice imo. Hopefully, you will sell (with a garden this size) to someone who likes gardening or can afford a gardener and who will restore your father's garden with lots of love.

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 22:17

Seed compost.

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 21:01

Currently sitting on my hands - I always start off seeds too early. Good advice above. I am  not going to start too early this year. I repeat I am not going to start too early this year...

Plant Indentification

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 23:06

I have enlarged to photo but can't spot the flowers you spoke of. I think you may have to post another picture when the leaves appear to get an identification. Meanwhile I would take Nutcutlet's advice and take out some of the older stems to open up the centre of the bush a bit.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:45

Oops! Spelling mistake in my previous post - I hate that as a teacher!  

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:44

Former primary school teacher - after 3 children now reinvented as a teacher' s assistant working with children that need emotional/behavioural support (not in the clasroom) and run a school gardening club - love it all!

DIY heated propagator

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:36

Bob, Didn't think it possible, but I am now even more impressed...great planning! 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:34

"When it rains, look for rainbows

When it's dark, look for stars"

I heard a parent say this on Children in Need and it really touched me.


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?

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charting the frogspawn across the country 
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