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Latest posts by Daintiness

Best Tomatoes to grow

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 22:51

I grow my toms in the gh in the soil. I always grow Gardeners Delight - heavy reliable crop of cherry toms with good flavour. I always grow them in the soil for several reasons - easier to get watering right, no problem with spliting, end rot etc and I think they taste better (Monty said the same last week on GW)


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:45

 This is a picture of the wildlife pond I dug a few years ago. Needs some taming this autumn. We love it. It's full of frogs, toads, newts, so many insects etc. My tip would be to go as large as you can because as soon as you fill it with water and plant it up - it shrinks!!

miniature cacti

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:09

It sounds as though you are doing something right if it is producing babies!! I am afraid I don't know much about cacti but I have seen cacti food on sale in GC. I am thinking that spring would be the best time to feed... Hopefully someone with more knowledge will reply 

Help! Design ideas please

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:06

Maybe, you could tell us what has worked and what definitely hasn't - I am assuming as the lawn is going that it has been a problem. Secondly, what do you want from your garden - somewhere to sit: somewhere for the dogs to pee: vegetables:What surrounds your garden (if anything) to help stop the strong winds etc; are you in a detached property; semi etc. A couple of picture would also help. Sorry, lots of questions but you will egt a better response/outcome from other forum users 

Anybody had experience of water drippers for hanging baskets?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:02

Hi, with the pressure restricted there may not be enough pressure to get to the last dripper.I haven't got a pressure restrictor but I had to  put adjustable heads on my dripper points and was able to decrease the flow in the drippers closer to the tap and open the end ones fully in order to get water to reach all drippers. They are easily available  - you twist the red bit and you can turn the water off or restrict its flow...hope this makes sense

Bare honeysuckle plant - is it dying?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:34

I am wondering if it is planted close to the foot of the wall...if it is, it probably is not getting enough food and water and  when it gets to this time of year and is under a lot of stress it drops its leaves. Plants should be planted about 45cm from the base of a wall and then lent toward it. The base of a wall will be a rain shadow area and the footings of the wall will restrict root growth. If you can't replant it further out then I would ensure good water and feeding regime be put in place.


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:28

Why don't you put it onthe free recycling group in your area - I often give away pots and plants on my local one and have picked up paving slabs and a water butt too.I have posted the link below


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:23

Rhubarb does not have to be red to be eaten. The best rhubarb to eat is in the epring and early summer when shoots are young. Now your rhubarb would be tough and stringy - I also believe that after mid summer you should not pull anymore but let the plant recoup in order to get a good crop next year....someone on here will correct me if that is not right!

Tomato pests

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:20

It's the tomato moth caterpillar...there's another thread with exactly the same problem!

I wouldn't spray but be vigilant - look on the underside of leaves etc and pick off any you see

What's eating my Tomatoes?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:16

Probably caterpillars of the tomato moth. 

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