Latest posts by Daintiness

car tire planters

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 19:28

Wow! How many clips are there? The swans, the different designs, the methods of turning inside out - what alot of info. Very interesting and inspiring.

I bet you never thought this would happen when you began this thread!!  

car tire planters

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 15:58

Sorry, no Spanish. Wonderful planters - what have they been coated with to make them smooth and which paint was used? This is a really inspriational thread.

Well done gardengirl...I really think I would like to have go and your tips will certainly help.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 18:10

Drove from Essex to Heathrow and back today in very low clouds and it never stopped raining - spray was really bad on M25 this afternoon. Now after 6pm (home safe and sound) and it is still raining...thinking for those in areas with flooding or near rivers 

GW Calendar

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 14:13

Just opened mine - same height but has lost a quarter of its width...still enough room to appts, dates etc in the squares.New/full moons, equinoxes etc still there but dates of Gardeners' World issue have disappeared.Lovely pictures  - I particularly like November and December! 

What is this Seedling?

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 09:00

Maybe this is too obvious a question but did you or your daughter ask Brownies what the seed was?

car tire planters

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 21:47

Did you not ask at the garage if they could turn the tyre for you? They've got the machinery and if they have a slack 10 minutew - and what business doesn't at the moment...I'm sure if they were good enough to give you tyres, they would be approschsble - good customer relations etc

Help with identifying a plant

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 20:40

Come on Miss Green Fingers get your Techno Thumbs working!! 

Growing plants in winter?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 20:38

Good advice above.If I were you I'd plant up some bulbs for indoors and out - hyacinths, daffodils etc. Lots of places are selling off their bulbs at the moment and as long as they are firm you still have time to plant. Then you can watch things primed to grow at this time of year do their thing! It gives you a reason to look forward to the dark days of January - watching the shoots and then the buds and flowers of crocuses, snowdrops, early daffodils...You can take cuttings - look on the GW page for 'what to do now; then there are all the jobs we 'never get around to' which will give you a head start when spring does get here.... 

Thinking of installing a pond

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 19:37

There are a few jobs you will have to do but siting your pond in the right place should help cut some of the jobs down.Your pond will need some sun but full sun all day and it will have a lot of evaporation and you will have to do a lot of topping up - how deep do you intend it to be? Using a floating plant like a small water lily will help shade the water from the sun, oxygenating plants will help keep the water clear.Siting it away from trees will mean that you won't have to net it or spend a lot of time scooping out leaves.

You will have to do routine maintenance on filters and lift out the pump in winter...but I'm sure the pleasure you get from a pond will far outweigh the hrad work in making it.

Sorbus (Whitebeam)

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 19:25

Mine didn't flower either this year. The only thing I can put it down to is the weather. The acorn and beech nut formation also failed this year and again the weather seems to be the cause. Looking on the bright side (I hope) the tree has had a rest and lots of water so here's hoping for a bumper crop of flowers and berries next year - weather permitting! 

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