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Latest posts by Daintiness

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?

Shrub identification please

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:05

The shape and number of the leaves made me think of a  Cornus. Any evergreen ones?

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:30

Good one Fairy girl!!

I did tick the hibernating animals one but my hedgehogs have not hibernated!! I still see and feed them every evening - I think it just hasn't been cold enough for a long enough period of time.

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:22

2 blue tits

2 great tits 

3 long tailed tits

2 robins

2 blackbirds 

3 crows

5 wood pigeons

1 dunnock

2 chaffinches

1 magpie 

1 coal tit

1 great spotted woodpecker

and next door's ginger cat!!

Usually have more blue tits and great tits but then I haven't seen the wood pecker for ages.....of course my jay and collared doves turned up later  

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 17:47

 I think very few people make their own seed compost for several reasons - you need to sterilise the soil you need by heating it    e.g.  in a microwave to kill off harmful viruses ..;  normal compost will be full of weed seeds which will germinate when used in a seed growing situation; you can't be sure of the nutrient levels in your soil - seedlings need a soil of low nutrient level.

I usually use a brand from Aldi with good results.

Discussions started by Daintiness


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Black spider ...ID needed

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How much to charge...

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Baby bird at bottom of garden

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Frogspawn 2015

charting the frogspawn across the country 
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poorly privet

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

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Tree surgeons not getting to root of problem!

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Hyde Hall Flower Festival

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Clematis id needed

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