daydaisy


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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.

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

Flower child suggested pot worms too, thanks all !

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:28

Busy Lizzie II think you have solved my conundrum! the worms shown look just like mine. Perhaps I should have fed them to my fish in my pond. thank you!

Problems with Polyanthus

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:20

I find that birds damage polyanthus and primrose flowers, particularly yellow ones for some reason.

Hedgehogs

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:16

We had a hedgehog hibernating in our compost bin last year and I'm not sure whether he has taken up residence again. I thought about putting food out but we have had a problem with rats before and I don't want to encourage them again. What can you do about that problem?

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:07

Wonderboy Click beetles are not friends! Wire worms ruin your carrot crop and other root vegetables. I do agree that some beetles are much friendlier.

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:34

I have googled extensively and really cannot positively identify these tiny worms. The nearest possibility seems to be wire worms which are the larva of the click beetle, though why they should end up in my terracotta plant pot I don't know. Anyway I'm glad I didn't put them on the garden just in case!

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:07

unfortunately I didn't take a photo of them and just disposed of them along with the snails and slugs on the field opposite my house, they were in the sludgy damp soil that had accumulated at the bottom of the pot and also around the drier sides. There were two huge wood lice there also and I wondered if they had anything to do with them?

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 20:16

After watching Tony Buckland on the Great British Garden Revival programme I was inspired to make a herb pot. I duly retrieved a large ceramic pot from a corner of my garden and found lots of slugs and snails hibernating in the sludgy base of the pot. There were also masses of tiny creamy white thread worms. I did not what to dispose the sludge on my garden as I didn't know what they were. Does anyone have any ideas as to what they might be? 

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Frog spawn at last.

I had given up having any frogspawn this year 
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I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

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What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Skinny leeks

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