Latest posts by Daintiness

begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 18:27

Wow!! I'll get you some cream for that! 

Plant problems

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 12:00

Both plants seem to be producing new shoots which look healthy. It could be a combination of things - the move, the watering regime - too much can be as bad as too little, the weather conditions...

The hydrangea is in the ground so I would think the leaf damage has been caused by either the wind or the scorching of the sun, otherwise I think it looks fine.

The buddleja has flowered and may be running out of steam. The new growth looks fine and the old growth will die back. It is more likely to be affected by watering and it likes to be on the dry side...probably could do with a bigger pot and a good feed next year if you are not planting it in the ground.


begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 11:48

I see what you mean...I think of crocuses and crocrosmia as corms as they grow new baby corms on top and potatoes and dahias as tubers as you say longer and larger. Always heard the term 'tuberous' begonias and assumed they were all tubers...

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 do...it'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

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