Latest posts by Daintiness

Hedge query

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 21:15

I can't think of any hedging that will grow to 5ft. All would need trimmed to keep in shape.

As you are going to be brushing against this hedge to get past cars etc I would look for something without thorns.

I am also concerned as to what your last hedge died from - if you have the name (or can find out) then you could choose a species not suseptible to that disease.


Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 15:02

I don't put any butter cream in, strawberry jam without the fruit pieces.

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 21:18

 Here's one I made earlier! Mary Berry's all in one - never fails.

fatsia japonica

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:11

Mine grows in shade. It flowers and fruits is about 8ft tall and 8ft wide and a good shade of green. It only gets sun in the late afternoon.

Any idea's as to what this is?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:08

I'd go for hibiscus - upright growth from a the single stem which has the woody structure of something growing into a shrub. Different type of growth to a Japanese anenome.

I would repot into two different pots to give both plants enough room to grow on.

shredder bits

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 17:23

 I never thought of the other kind of shredder!!

shredder bits

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:00

I usually put some of my shredded stuff on top of the soil to act as a mulch...there it can do several jobs at once - suppress weeds, stop moisture evaporating and rot down into the soil.

You could mix it into the soil in small quantities but it will have to rot down before it is any good to the plants.

Better to put it into the compost bin imo

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 15:55

I quite like the holly - which you could shape...but it really is down to you.

I would however line the pots (which look like clay) with an empty compost bag in order to conserve moisture or the plants will dry out very fast as they won't thrive and you will be forever watering them. I would also use John Innes potting compost 3 as these will be in the pots for quite a while and need some bulk.

Blocked Hose Pipe - Help!!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 22:51

I would think the reason you got some bits and water out of the hose initially was because the coir had contracted by drying out. I would recommend that you let it dry out again (impossible in my part of the world at the moment!) and then instead of turning the water on shake the pipe to get the coir out. You may have to put something in the pipe like a bit of straightened out wire cat hanger with an eye at the top -  FIRMLY attached to good quality string so you can work out how far along the blockage is.

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