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Latest posts by Daintiness

Automated watering system

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 10:57

I would say the worst thing for any fruit/veg is excess - too wet then too dry or uneven watering. I would go with the morning/evening routine when take up is better and the supply therefore more even. I feel it is more easy to control than soil sensors - strikes me more things could go wrong...but maybe that's just me! 

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 10:52

Lack of water  probably- salix are very thirsty plants. If the pot does not aready sit on a saucer then place one under the pot.

f you don't think this is the problem, remove the pot and look at the roots for damage, pot bound etc...

plant ID

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 10:48

Not sure that you can do it directly from a of the things that needs to change.

Upload to a computer and then click on the tree icon in the tool bar that appears when you write a reply and follow instructions.

Help needed!

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 00:01

Just found this thread....and caught up.

Never noticed the weather feature at the top of the page so have never used it. I use the bbc site for weather. Agree with the change of the tree icon to a camera one. Other than that don't have any problems on the site apart from the ones I create myself. eg. hitting the wrong button when in the middle of a long reply and losing the whole thing -very annoying!! 

Very White rose?

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:27

Iceberg - it is a very well known and popular rose for very good reasons - ease of care, good white colour, repeat flowering, disease resistance, comes in different forms....I love mine.



Posted: 10/08/2015 at 21:57

I have loads of Gatekeepers on my marjoram, a few large whites and an odd Holly Blue....but my buddelias have attracted nothing!

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 21:49

Ok. I would empty as much water as possible into large containers by syphon. Place plants to be split, saved etc into buckets of the  water. Dig out preformed shape - old pond and move to one side (with lots of help!) Then return water to pond to a depth to keep your plants happy - if you want...

Then start digging - go as big as you can. Ponds appear to shrink in size once you put in the water and the plants!!

Look forward to seeing th pics

What plant is this

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:54

Any pictures?

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:12

Ok - what size is your existing pond and is it a pre formed shape....what size, kind of liner etc are you planning for your new one?

White Beam problems

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:54

I sent pictures to the RHS and they have diagnosed Verticillum Wilt - not good but at least I know what it is!  

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