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Latest posts by Daisyheadcase

Evening walk

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:44

Haha so true nutcutlet - I'm counting down to mine, only 20 years to go!!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:43

Lovely pictures all, thanks for sharing, looking at everyone's gardens is fascinating, I love it, better than all the gardening magazines put together.

Evening walk

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:38

Sounds lovely. My drive home was lovely. So annoed its going to pour down on my day off

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 05:50

lovely pics all  Quercus and chicky don't know what the peony is I was hoping for some help id'ing... possibly Sarah Bernhardt?


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 05:40

Morning fidgetbones, well done, I just ignore it but it is annoying, isn't it.   Grey here again but no rain, guess what, I have work   Couldn't post last night because had to water all the containers and the hanging baskets on top of all the other things I had to do, so bedtime came around quickly.  Hope you all have a good day, Bev hope your meeting went ok.


Posted: 18/06/2013 at 05:44

Morning all! Glad all went well Tina. Sounds like you all had a good day, enjoy Great Dixter, B-L.

I have decided there is no justice.  Yesterday was my day off = RAIN.  Today I work and it's cloudy but with blue skies and sun.  Boo.

Take care all, have a good one.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 12:12

Been catching up, great pictures everyone.  Deano, your veg beds are fabulous, I love how they're so neat.  And all the iris pictures are beautiful, folks.  I don't have any luck with them, last year I planted out Iris from my grandad's garden, they'd been living happily in a plastic bag for 3 years, but fell foul of the grim, extended winter we had.  I've now moved some iris that were growing under a climbing frame (now removed) and only one of the rhizomes is showing signs of life, so I'm pleased that there are other people's lovely pictures to look at.

Anyway, I am so happy today, finally my peonies are starting to open:

 And here's a poppy that opened yesterday:

 At last!!!

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 11:56

Bought some copper tape recently and managed to do four pots (of varying sizes) and it really does work.  I've now run out, so need to buy more to protect echinacea and achillea in the ground from the slugs and snails.  At the moment I've got them cloched, my idea is cut up yoghurt pots, pop copper tape around and then put it around the plants.  I'll let you know how it works.  Just wish it wasn't so expensive! 


Posted: 17/06/2013 at 08:57

Morning all!  Worked yesterday and went out Saturday not been on here.  Just spent half an hour catching up on what you've all been up to, so......

Good luck with your procedure Tina, hope all goes well and you're not last on the list.

Well done WW and Chicky, meeting up can go well, you just have to be sensible.  And your garden sounds divine.

Andy, glad you felt better over weekend.

Blackest, what georgeous pictures.  The roses are sumptuous, I almost wanted to eat them.

And so much food for thought...coping with loss is never easy and we all have our different ways, like others I don't visit cemetaries but I think of them most days.

Weight loss...I'm doing SW, I struggle with my chocolate addiction and I've got several stone to go, weighing in tonight, wish me luck....

Sewing.....wish I could do it, my gran was a whizz with the sewing machine, and I wish I had asked her to teach me when I was young, it's too late now....

And so, onto the day.  Met Office says the wettest days this week are today and Thursday, of course they are my days off, typical.  But at last, hallelujah, my peonies are starting to flower.  Off to get dressed and take some pictures.  I'll post them on the garden gallery thread.

Motto: You only have one life.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:15

I'm using verve, it doesn't seem too bad.  I find that whatever I use I get the old weed seedling coming up, I just pull them out.  I always add slow release granules to pots, as well as sand and grit, or perlite, and if using it in the garden I always add bonemeal.  Yes, there's the odd twig, and sometimes a scrap of plastic, but not enough to make me go back to the store.

That said, I'm going to get another compost bin, and I hope next year to start using more of my own home brew

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