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Latest posts by daydaisy

Fellow hayfever sufferers

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 08:09

As an asthma sufferer most pollens affect me. I don't let it stop me gardening though I can't bring some flowers into the house,particularly sweet peas, which I adore. I do grow the perennial ones though which don't have a smell. No way could I work in flower shop.

I hope you find a way of dealing with your problem RubyLeaf

unwanted leaflet

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 16:44

Obelixx is quite right stating that advertising subsidises the magazines. I once worked in the industry many years ago and I was told that the cost of producing magazines was more than we pay for them and that the adverts keep the price down. I'm afraid that we have to put up with them and be grateful!

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:30

Thanks all for your comments and thanks Verdun for a laugh!  I guess I'll just carry on with my compost heap and not get too hung up on this conundrum.

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:58

I think you are right.   What do other people think about it I wonder?

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:37

I like to be organic and make good use of the compost in my compost bin, however I put peelings from my supermarket bought fruit and vegetables, which are usually not organic. Can I  describe my compost as being organic in this case?

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:30

I'm glad I'm not your mother-in-law Brian!

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:21

I have read somewhere,( probably my last issue of Gardeners' World magazine) that it is a good idea to steam clean your greenhouse if you have a small appliance. I am going to try this.  I have used Jeyes Fluid before and this has worked very successfully for me but you have to remove all the plants from the area for a little while until the fumes have disappeared, which is inconvenient if the weather is bad.

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 15:43

Hello Wendy   

70 days until.......

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:16

I'm with you there Tracy. I once wrote a "bucket" list of things to do in January to cheer myself up. Going around my garden was high on my list. Even though light levels are low I think it's important to get as much fresh air and daylight as possible. Gardening is my anti-depressant and tranquilizer and I do suffer withdrawal symptoms in the winter. Bring on the light!    

Covering an Unsightly Fence

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:34

I wonder how high your fence is? I have grown two holly trees, a pyracantha,a climbing hydrangea, a Rowan tree and other sundry plants in front of my fence.My other half put some wire, fixed onto the concrete posts, across each panel and now the fence is hardly seen in the summer time.

Discussions started by daydaisy

Coffee grounds and slugs

Did you know it is illegal to kill slugs with coffee?! 
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Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 08:14

Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 19:41

Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 09:45

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 00:35

I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Due to a spring holiday I have had to buy my tomato plants this year. 
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Last Post: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

The history of the land we call our garden.

What have you found in your garden? 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 11:34

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

This little plant has appeared in an unloved part of my garden. 
Replies: 24    Views: 944
Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
Replies: 9    Views: 681
Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
Replies: 13    Views: 519
Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
Replies: 11    Views: 634
Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
Replies: 9    Views: 470
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
Replies: 6    Views: 429
Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
Replies: 8    Views: 526
Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
Replies: 2    Views: 347
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27
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