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Latest posts by Daintiness

Winter jasmine

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 17:43

It is probably just recovering from the shock of a short back and sides. Once the weather warms up a bit, I would expect it to put on growth.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 21:41

What a beautiful day it has been in Essex and I am shattered! Cut the grass and did all the edges - boy am I going to suffer over the next few days but I have been itching for the rain to stop and to get out and get on with things.

weed, plant or veggie?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 21:35

Yes, I agree wih Dovefromabove - I think it's a foxglove. Should be flowering in June.

My birthday

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 22:38

I have a Golden Hop that likes to be in shade during the hot part of the day and grows so fast it could do well on your fence.


Posted: 12/05/2012 at 22:32

Beautiful shots of the dragonfly! But I don't believe they sting...


Posted: 11/05/2012 at 09:37

You need to encourage frogs, toads, hedgehogs and birds into the garden.Have you got a pond? If not maybe consider putting in a small one or make log piles to encourage them. Feed the birds too. Go out at night with a torch and you will find an awful lot more in the mean time, you can also make beer traps - you don't say what you do with the ones you collect at the moment but lobbing them into next door or releasing them into a field nearby will not work - they will return! You need to dispose of them - bag and bin or.....

The amount of rain we had recently along with all the young tender growth of plants is heaven for snails - unfortunately!

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?

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