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Latest posts by Daisyheadcase

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 05:34

Uh oh.  I saw a lovely bright red bug on  my lilies yesterday (only planted last year, but unfortunately already devastated by the slugs and snails) and thought what a lovely fellow, such a lovely bright red never occurred to me what it could be.  I think I'll just pull them up because the two (out of six bought last year) that have managed to grow a bit and put out leaves are clearly not going to flower.  Boo hoo.


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:42

Morning all back from the car boot.  Couldn't wait for Wintersong's croissants so just had bacon and egg bagel yum yum.

Don't worry Dove, I only bought two old terracotta pots.  I didn't even buy any plants which is a miracle.

Verdun I didn't watch the game last night - I am the most underwhelmed I have been about the world cup since the 80's.  I just went to bed so I could get up nice and early.

Going to put some washing on and then potter in the garden.  Take care all see you later.


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 06:17

Morning all  Goodness Wintersong you're up early!! I'm off to a car boot sale this morning see you all later.

Lopper advice

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:16

hi all thanks for replies...I do have some from b&q I bought years ago very cheap, don't mind paying a bit more this time around if they're good

Lopper advice

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 13:16

Hi all, I want some new loppers and wondered if people had recommendations.  Need to chop down overgrown ivy coming over from next door, not large stems but old and tough.

Also would bypass or anvil be best for all round performance?

Many thanks.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:50

and have fun chicky

but don't pull a sickie - not good to lie about it. wait until you really are. 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:48

Morning all up since 6 garden calls day off today

Lysimachia punctata

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 22:39

Supernoodle, it is a very invasive plant.  It spreads underground and shoots pop up in places you don't want in the spring.

I have a clump in my front garden in a "problem" corner - thin strip of stony soil that doesn't get as much sun as the rest of the front.  This year shoots were coming up in the paving cracks next to it but I just pulled them up.  If you plant it in the right place it's not too bad, so easy to grow and I love the mass of yellow flowers.

Just don't give it rich soil in full sun next to your lawn or something and it will reward you year after year.  It can be dug up in spring to keep it under control.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:53

Verdun you've made me want a heliotrope now, I've never grown one.  Last year I had a little pot of pinks outside the front door, they smelled heavenly when I came home but although they're still alive, the snails have been at them and I can't see any flowerheads.  I take it slugs and snails don't like heliotrope that much?


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:41

Thanks KEF. Work is always rubbish but it allows me to pay the mortgage and buy more plants .  I am envious of those who can still potter about this morning. Hope you don't get too wet Verdun and Dove...

By the way, got another bargain last night at homebase - a lovely bushy domed marguerite just needs a bit of water and deadheading and a bigger pot - only £2.49 - which may sound a lot but it's quite a large one so I'm very pleased.

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