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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:45

I don't fancy putting mine in the pond as it looks too murky and I have two goldfish swimming around. I wondered whether to put liquid feed in the water. I believe lettuces are grown like this and it is called "aqua culture"


Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:27

I believe you can propagate watercress from shop bought stuff and have placed some stems in water where they have rooted. What do I do with them now does anyone know? o I pot them up in compost or leave in the water? I would be grateful for any information on this.


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:29

I have been growing "cut and come again" lettuces in my cold greenhouse in a grow bag for about three weeks now. They are coming along just fine, though admittedly a little slower than usual. I do this every year about this time of the year with success. 

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 16:54

Lucky you Verdun living in Cornwall. My other half disturbed a still sleeping hedgehog whilst dealing with the compost heap. Fortunately he saw it just in time and we covered him/her up again. I expect all the hedgehogs in Cornwall are wide awake and getting on  with life in Cornwall! 

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 17:16

Here in Cheshire spring just has not arrived yet!   Not one daffodil in flower to be seen in my garden.  What is it like where you are?

Trailing Begonia corms

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:39

Mike perhaps I should have added that it doesn't matter whether you plant the corms in pots or directly into their baskets but watering may be easier in individual pots. Trays are a bit shallow as the corms need room to make good strong root growth.

Trailing Begonia corms

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:33

Hi Mike, as long as your tubers are kept in frost free conditions they should be fine. Plant them hollow side up and don't bury them. Water the compost from the bottom so as not to rot the tubers at this stage or just pot them into damp soil but don't let it get soggy or dry out.  Place them in a light situation (possibly a window ledge) and wait for them to sprout. Hope this helps, good luck

Thoughts on Nesting Boxes

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 16:13

The nesting box wasn't in the honeysuckle but attached to my shed and hidden behind a holly tree.  Not hidden enough obviously!   My bluetit nesting box is more of a success but then it has only a small opening at the front.

Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 15:56

I'm not a massive fan of lilies, especially those with staining pollen. If I am brought any they have to go in the porch as I'm allergic to their heady scent.

Thoughts on Nesting Boxes

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 15:43

Two years ago I bought a robin nesting box, the sort which have quite a large front opening. The Dunnocks decided to use it to raise a family in. Alas the Magpie soon spotted the nestlings and had the lot. Now the Dunnocks usually raised  their family in the honeysuckle and as far as I'm aware, this was successful. No bird has used the nesting box since and I am beginning to think that hedges and thick shrubs are less conspicuous than some types of nesting boxes. What are the experiences of others?

Discussions started by daydaisy

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

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

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 15:00

Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 19:08

My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2013 at 20:11

Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 13:45

Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
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Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23


How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25
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