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Latest posts by Daintiness

Anyone a winner?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 11:21

Never won on the premium bonds or GW.

However, I have had a moment like Blue Onion and Singing gardener when a large, I mean, huge box  was delivered. No delivery note, nothing to say where it had come from or why.

I thought my mum had bought me something...no! After much racking of grey matter, I remembered....about 6 months earlier I had entered a competition in a mag. while sitting in a hospital waiting room and posted it.

I had won the bubble fountain with pump etc....wow!

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 10:56

First frogspawn of the year for me - spotted this morning in Greater London/Essex.

poorly privet

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:16

Oops...I have lived in the area 20 years!

poorly privet

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 22:41

Thanks for the replies. I have lived in the area and the hedges were well established when I came....I will take some photos tomorrow - weather dependent. The first hedge started to lose its leaves last summer and gradually more and more of this hedge has become defoliated - definitely 10m now dead. The next garden over is again losing sections in the midlle of what was a healthy hedge - we wait to see if it rejunvenates but I can't see any sign of buds/growth.

poorly privet

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:22

Hi, my neighbours' privet hedges are dying. Our gardens are about 30+metres in length and each garden is losing hedge on each side of the gardns and in front gardens too. In some sections the hedge is completely devoid of any leaves and others are looking thread bare.I am fortunate that I have holly/hawthorn hedging but am concerned if the disease may contaminate other species. Any ideas?

Help! How can we use this yard?

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 23:39

Which way is your garden facing and where and when do you get the sun - on all of it or just part of it?

Can anyone identify this weed?

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 22:09

Could be a bramble or a japanese anemone...or something else!

Hedgehog Rescue

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 19:51

I am still feeding our hedgehogs here in Greater London/Essex. Food doesn't go for a few days sometimes and then is taken. Haven't seen one in the flesh for a while but they do leave 'calling cards' so I know that it is a hedgehog eating the food.  

Can anyone identify my new fungus?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 23:43

How about a photo Ann?

White Beam problems

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 22:12

My white beam's leaves are exactly the same this year. It's leaves are still hanging on in there. However it has produced berries for the first time in several years. I'm not worried about it, I think it will be fine next year. I believe like the others the dry warm weather in the autumn has caused the problem.

Discussions started by Daintiness

Baby bird at bottom of garden

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Last Post: 31/07/2015 at 18:31

Tree Identification needed

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Last Post: 09/05/2015 at 14:24

Plant id needed

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Is it just me?

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Last Post: 08/04/2015 at 19:24

Lidl surprises

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Last Post: 15/03/2015 at 15:47

Frogspawn 2015

charting the frogspawn across the country 
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Last Post: 08/04/2015 at 10:23

poorly privet

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Can you help id a plant I've been given?

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Tree surgeons not getting to root of problem!

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Quince Quandry

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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 17:17

Hyde Hall Flower Festival

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Clematis id needed

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Dianthus Cuttings

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Followed threads

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Butterfly sightings 2014

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