Latest posts by Daintiness

Repotting a rhododendren

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 19:53

I don't see why you couldn't repot now. It might make it easier for you to keep it moist over the summer if it is in a bigger pot. A few things to remember - dead head it;   water it well a couple of hours before you plant to repot it. Make sure you use ericaeous compost - sometimes labelled - compost for acid loving plants; water it in . Try to repot it in the evening and then keep it in a sheltered and shady position for a few weeks as it settles in, keeping it well watered. You could also feed it - again using food for acid loving plants to help it put on new growth  and build up to make next year's flowers.

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:18

Looked - can't find the hazel thread. Could you tell me which forum topic it is under or post a link Kate? Thanks

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:12

No I didn't. I'll look for it and I would have room for one in our small wildlife area - nice idea. Thanks.

plant ID

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:08

Give us a clue - house plant, vegetable, perennial? What type of seeds did you sow? It certainly looks like a big plant but I've no idea what it is.

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:03

Well, you are all hired! I made £51.47 at my sale on Monday. I am thrilled! I was asked for more veg  plants so next year I will do a lot more veg - chillis, courgettes and runner beans were the most popular requests.

More room in the green house now!

Also thinking what I'll spend the money on for school! Any thoughts - I don't just want it to disappear to the mundane - compost and the like. Any ideas?

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 23:26

Sold them all for 50p each! Lots of staff bought before the sale actually started. Haven't totalled up my profit yet but will let you know how I got on. The children really enjoyed it and called out their wares like market stall holders.

Now, back to getting our olympic/jubliee plants ready for planting up after half term...

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 11:48

Ok you're hired! Lady Daintiness is off to make "loadsamoney"  I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks!

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 22:05

Hi Sotongeoff, I'll be selling them individually - I was thinking 40p / 50p each (in aid of school) too much?

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 20:29

I have two different sizes of tomato plant to sell at my local primary school and can't make up my mind how much I should charge. Advice would be welcome. I (hopefully) will post pics of them below. The large toms stand about 40cm above the pot and have their first flowers formed. The little toms stand 20cm above the pot. They are all cherry toms and I have about 30 of each to sell. I will also be selling house plants mainly succulents, africian violets and dragon trees. What do you think?




 large tom



 little tom


 little and large


Thanks for looking and your opinions!

New Lawn - cracks

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 14:31

Thanks Marshmello. I am going to invest in a sprinkler as I can't keep the soil wet enough at the moment - by the time I have watered the whole lawn the first bit has already dried out. Am now watering early morning and evening ...but it is not enough. We luckily are just outside the hosepipe ban area!

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