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Latest posts by Daintiness

Hanging baskets

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 09:23

John, I have used one in the past but found that it could be tempermental about coming down and then just as tempermental about going up again.It now resides in a corner of my shed - hope yours is more obliging!

using space

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 20:30

Lettuce and radishes will crop quickly and not mind shade.

sand for plants?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 23:38

Thanks Alina W. I have resisted getting the free sand and will visit the gc instead!

sand for plants?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 21:53

Hi, on my local freegle site there is an offer of a bag of fine sand - the sort for brushing in between block paving. I was wondering if I could use it the make up sandy compost or use on the lawn. Anyone know?

Water butt not filling

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 21:39

Kjdintown, I put mesh in the gutter  over the top of the down pipe and clean it out regularly - therefore removing all gunk before it gets down the down pipe and into my water butt. I have my water butts joined to a single storey down pipe though!

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 23:15

Great to see so many people from the beeb board and to have an editor/host  who responds -  answers questions, posts and listens!

gws thompson morgan offers

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 23:10

I had the same problem with the free petunias offer as well when I went on the Thomson site, it didn't recognise the code. I managed to access it through the gardeners world site in the end and am now awaiting their arrival.

Rain water

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 22:58

I put a piece of radiator hose from an old car on mine. They come with jubilee clips on and I hooked it on to the edge to hold it in place. Has worked a treat for years. I tried to buy the green house attachments - complete waste of time and money as they kept falling off - my green house is fairly old and it seemed nothing would work on it.

Petrol lawn mower

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 16:48

I agree with Dragon 87 - do you want stripes? do you want a bowling green? My patch is uneven in places and I went for mower with no roller, with a pull string start - as a  woman sometimes I don't have enough oomph to start it and feel next time I'll pay the extra for a push button start. I went for a mower that has 4 different heights as different parts of my garden serve different purposes.

Plastic or metal - my first lawnmower was all metal and I was using Hammerite on it toward the end of its life. This one is metal/plastic. I have found the grass bag more flimsy on this model but it holds more. Mine is a mountfield and has a Briggs and Stratton engine, which has run fine for the last  5-6 yrs - I change the oil regularly and clean the air filter too. I think I got it from B n Q where I could have a good fiddle with all aspects of the machine before I then went about looking for the best price... happy shopping.

Ponds for wildlife

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 16:33

Oops! I think I should have put in the word 'over' - I meant that  when a pond freezes over completely, there is a lack of oxygen entering the pond and in this environment wildlife could die - however, Wrightt seems to be in a mild area of the country so this aspect doesn't affect him/her.

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