Latest posts by Daintiness

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.

Connecting water butts to a greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:35

I used a piece of hose from a car radiator to connect mine up - just pushed it on and hooked the jubilee clip (attached) to the existing gutter on green house to hold it in place. As it has a bend in it, any debris that falls in catches in the bend and I can remove it. Having said that - with a lovely new green house... a piece of radiator hose is not going to look great. 


Posted: 15/01/2014 at 16:35

I am still putting out hedgehog food nightly. My hedgehogs show no sign of hibernating! The bowl is empty each morning.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:38

Back to calm sunniness in Essex today.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:36

That's kind Clueless but I now have watched all so far  and have the rest of the series on record to save. I am really enjoying the series and believe it is the best thing the bbc has done for years. 

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 10:59

Garden girl, Thank you Thank you Thank you! I have just watched the topiary episode and am inspired. I have the rest of the series on record and feel these are programmes I will want to watch again. Thanks again for taking the time to post the link for me (and others) to enjoy. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 11:15

Grey, windy and raining in Essex this morning such a contrast to yesterday...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:27

Beautiful morning in Essex.All is calm and the sun is shining. Been for a walk in the park and now going to tackle all the twigs/branches in the garden - work off some of yesterday's excesses...

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:25

After further research it's episode 2 - the one about the topiary that I have missed. Still can't find where to watch it though!

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 11:13

Thanks for the tip about toptopiary I bought a fan tailed dove frame for my Mum who lives in 'Dove Cottage' for Xmas. Service was great and she is thrilled with the frame. 

I've missed an episode of Great Gardens....I think episode 3...and they are not on iplayer anymore, anyone with any idea if it is available anywhere else? Thanks.

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