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Latest posts by Daintiness

Mexican Orange Blossom

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:30

How big is it? The plant sounds as though it is settling in well and putting on growth...it may not be big or established enough for flowering just yet - hopefully next year. 

Toads

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 20:58

Toads spend most of their time out of a pond and are usually only in it when spawning. They tend to live in damp places. Mine like to be in my compost heap; green house; under stones/old flower pots. Don't be too tidy. Leave space under your net for small animals  to get in and out of your pond if you net it. Inspect your net regularly in case anything has got caught in the net. I don't net my pond but lift the leaves off regularly with a net before they rot and sink.

Help me identify this flower

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 18:22

Your plant is a Crinum - I have a dark pink one; beautiful!

Plant ID

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 09:31

No photo - I can't access it either.

no blueberries

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 22:36

I would blame the weather I have two  blueberry bushes identical age, size, treatment etc. one fruited, the other did not......my strawberries on the same plot - woeful and the raspberries - wonderful, picked another bowlful today....apples dreadful, tomatoes v. late, cucumbers fruiting well but late....and so it goes on. I do feel the weather has played a larger part than normal in the total success or failure of many crops this year.

Electric hedgecutters

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 22:31

Hi, I have just had to replace my hedge trimmer and went with a bigger brother of the Bosch range (AHS 6000). I am very happy with it. It is a much sturdier builtd than my former one. I bought mine from Homebase and you are able to pick them up in store and feel the weight at shoulder height etc. My new one is heavier than my old one but it gets through the work (hawthorn hedge) much quicker and easier. If you are worried about the weight, length of blade etc., I would take your old hedge trimmer along with you so you can compare the two without the guess work. Hope this helps.

Evergreen hedging query

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 21:34

Holly  is a good suggestion - prickly but not too prickly to cut, berries, wildlife friendly and it looks great. I have planted siome young plants and they have grown more quickly than I expected. I think planting a new hr=edg will be a lot easier than digging out the bamboo! 

CATS

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 21:19

Sterelitza (interesting name) If its a mess on the lawn I would tend to think it's a fox rather than a cat. Cats usually prefer flower beds where the soil is loose as they like to bury their poo. Look closely (and hold your nose) fox poo, at this time of the year usually has some berries in it or as a rule it tends to be more black. Ooh! the conversations I get involved in on this board!! Let us know....

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 18:04

It looks lovely - well done. You could put in blue violas/pansies( in the spaces you are itching to fill up) Some small blue perennial campanulas would look lovely at the front ( Carol looked at some small ones a couple of weeks back on GW). What have you put in the wall planters?

Newts

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 21:36

They like it cool and damp and undisturbed - that's why they were under the builder's bag. If you have a shed you could put them under that and even leave the bulider's bag under it too. If you have a wild area or an untidy area (maybe where you have a compost bin) you could put them there. They will move on if they don't like it but they are useful in the garden. They hibernate under old paving stones in an undisturbed area of my garden.

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