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Latest posts by daydaisy

A lone goldfish

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 15:26

Is anyone out there an expert on goldfish?  I have four goldfish in a small garden pond. For the last few weeks I have spotted the gold coloured one in a corner of the pond away from the other orange coloured ones. He does feed the flakes I give him but looks very lonely!  The other three are always together at the front of the pond waiting to be fed at their usual time. Do goldfish ostracize one another? .I know this is an odd question but there must be an answer to goldy's isolation! 

Agapanthus

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:41

The only way I got mine to flower was to feed it with a tomato feed. There are several varieties of Agapanthus and perhaps some perform better than others. I do know they like to be root bound. Good luck with yours 

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:36

I didn't have much success with the flame gun as weeds grew back quickly.

My orchid has finished flowering

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:31

Thanks all for your replies which are very informative. My Orchid was just like the one in the photo so I guess it is a Moth Orchid. What a useful forum this is with lots of friendly folk to give advice!    

My orchid has finished flowering

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 16:36

I was given a beautiful Orchid in  June which  has now finished flowering. Can I get it to flower again or must I discard it? Also it appears to be planted in wood cuttings rather than compost which has been difficult to water carefully. Is this normal?

Horse Manure - ? Din In or Leave On Top

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:44

The key question is what kind of soil do you have?   If you have a medium to heavy soil anytime in the autumn would do. If, however you have a light, sandy soil like mine wait until late winter as it will just wash down. You can loosely fork it in or dig it in a bit. Beware of the chickweed! I get loads of it from horse manure but yours may be different depending on what the horses have to eat.

Can you identify this shrub for me.

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:10

Zombie I have just had my Bay cut down as it was getting too big. I've got three lovely cuttings from it growing on strongly and I intend to grow one in a pot for the front garden. They are really easy to get going if you take cuttings in the summer.

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:05

Thanks all!  Yes there are oak trees in the wood and I have already earmarked a spot fairly near another oak tree. I don't want to break the law but cannot bring myself to discard this lovely seedling. I had thought a grey squirrel was responsible as beech seedlings pop up everywhere and my bulbs keep coming up in different places! I expect I'll never know.

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:38

A lovely little oak tree has sprung up in my veggie patch. My garden is much too small to accommodate it so I wondered if there is any reason why I should not plant it in a wild wood nearby which is left pretty much unmanaged?  I think this wood is on land owned by the Co-op who once owned all the farm land around here. I'm not sure if that is the case now. It has been used by the local people to walk their dogs and children have played there (and still do) as far back as anyone can remember.

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:23

I think you can buy those red worms. Why don't you Google it?  You would probably get information about making a wormery. That sounds like a good idea for you to get worms going in your garden. I think a chemical free patch that is kept moist is the way forward. Good luck!

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. 
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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? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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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: 546
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: 383
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
Replies: 6    Views: 320
Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

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? 
Replies: 2    Views: 268
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27
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