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Latest posts by daydaisy

die back of moss on stones

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 16:49

When will that be then  ?!!

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 16:47

Dead Crocosmia heads make good additions to a Christmas arrangement when sprayed with silver or gold.

2013 calendar

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 18:10

I really like the smaller size. Oh dear, We can't all be pleased can we!

moss and weeds in raisby gravel path

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 15:50

I bought a flame gun but could not use it as the gas used gave me asthma. I gave it to my daughter and she reported that the weeds soon grew back after she'd used it. I have a similiar problem with my raised gravel bed and I really think it needs doing again unfortunately, or at the very least another layer of gravel on it. I hand weed mine and then when I get desperate I use "round up". Good luck with yours.

Talkback: Hedgehog spotting

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 15:58

I saw a young hedgehog slowly walking up a friend's driveway. I managed to get hold of my friend before he came home to lunch and I was afraid that he would run over it. He put it in his greenhouse so I do hope it survives the winter.

Propagating a Yucca

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 19:42

Thank you for that info Hollie-Hock, I will now give it a try.

Propagating a Yucca

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 17:39

I have an old Yucca house plant which is looking very tired and I am going to try to start off two new plants from the side shoots, however I'm not sure how to go about it. Should I just cut the shoots off and pot them up or should I leave the cut shoots to harden first? Any advice would be welcome.

Climber wanted for a shady wall.

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 17:23

My seven year old granddaughter has been given a patch of garden to cultivate and has asked me to help her with it. We are both quite excited about it!  I have bought some potatoes. onions, gladioli for the sunny side and hope to grow some beans and sunflowers. However there is a high wall at the other end of this border which appears to be in shade most of the day. I will dig up a few foxgloves to put in for starters but is there a climber tolerant of shade to  grow up the wall?  Ivy is not too popular with her mum and spiky plants such as Pyracantha are out. Has anyone any ideas? Thanks in advance 

Insect identity wanted please, friend or foe?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 17:30

Thanks for all your replies. Unfortunately I can't positively identify it but OH has helped me via photobucket to upload an image(hopefully!)  I spotted this last autumn by the way.

Insect identity wanted please, friend or foe?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 19:49

Unfortunately I am unable to upload the photo from my computer as it is not recognised as a valid file name.This is a bit frustating but I can describe it as a bit like a ladybird, red with black markings and was suckered on to a leaf. Hope you can help. 

Discussions started by daydaisy

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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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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