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Latest posts by daydaisy

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 16:23

Thank you for your replies. My other half has just offered to root through our recycling bin just in case I missed them in all the bumph!

is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 14:51

I saw this item in the times, flowering rose and it seems that people use Clopyralid on their lawns to kill weeds. I think this is so sad as we all see birds digging in the grass for worms and insect larvea.. Perhaps this is the reason that some species are declining.  Hedgehogs are also down in numbers and I wonder if this is partly caused by slug pellets.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 14:38

Hello all, I have just received my March copy of Gardeners' World in the post, as I am a subscriber and find that I have no "free" Cosmos seeds. Has anyone else had this problem?  I have sent an e-mail to them but am not too optimistic that any will be forth coming!

Planting to disguise very large fence

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 16:52

I have Pyracantha groing up my fence. It is evergreen, produces berries for the Blackbirds  (they prefer the red ones) and produces creamy flowers in the spring. It will grow up to about  3 meters  (10 ft ) Worth considering .

new years resolution

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 16:38

I will echo your sentiment Marion, lets enjoy our gardens though can we have more sun this time around please? !  One resolution I have is to thin the apples on my trees so that I have better sized fruit. I find this very difficult.

Christmas reading,

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 12:40

A.T. s new book was a wonderful read for me this Christmas. It had the Good Feel Factor, a rare commodity these days. Thank you Alan for cheering me up during these dark days of winter.

November GW subscription deal link not working

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 16:11

I tried to order the subscription by phone and they said that they had run out of copies of AT books and would ring when they had a new supply. They didn't ring and when I contacted them again they had nearly run out of the books again. I gave my card details and e-mail address and am still waiting for confirmation. I'm afraid I have lost confidence in the system and shall not bother again if nothing comes of the second request.


Posted: 07/12/2012 at 20:05

As far as I am aware John, Carnations are hardy. I kept mine outside last winter and they came to no harm. I wouldn't let them dry out in the greenhouse but I would be wary of overwatering anything in the winter season. Good luck with them.

s it possible to to exchange seeds between Dutch, English and Scottish gardener

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 19:59

This is an interesting subject. I once bought some Ipomoea seeds home from a Spanish garden centre and they didn't thrive at all. I don't expect they liked our soggy climate. Perhaps English bought ones would have done better. Your English is excellent Ellie.  I wish I could speak your language even a little!



All I want for Christmas is...

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 16:18

My dream is a duck pond with live ducks on it. My garden is only big enough for a small pond, though we did have a visiting Mallard and he just loved our little pond and stayed for a day.

Discussions started by daydaisy

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
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Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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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

Has spring arrived for you yet?

This late season 
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Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 08:48

Thoughts on Nesting Boxes

are they always a good thing? 
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