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Latest posts by daydaisy

What`s eating my marigolds?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:12

You can buy slug pubs or use a margarine tub. Sink the tub in the soil and fill with beer  which the slugs love. They fall in and die happy!  Unfortunately you can trap the odd beetle which is a shame as they are gardeners' friends. I have had success with this method, especialy when my son lived at home! 

Houdini mice

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:53

I couldn't find any holes, hope there are none in our shed.  finger of suspicion is now pointed at other half for possibly leaving the door ajar,He insists that mice can get through very small holes! I have found a dead one in a bucket full of rain water so I know they are about. I will have to encourage the local cat population to visit. 

Houdini mice

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:22

We have a fairly new shed in which we keep one of those green plasticky garden chests for storage. This afternoon whilst searching for something in this chest I found a lounger cover that had been usefully used quite obviously by a mouse to supply nice comfy foam nesting material. No sign of the mouse or nest was seen . To my knowledge the shed and chest have not been left open at any time so how on earth has this happened? 

help!! old fashioned 'proper' carnations needed

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:57

I have read somewhere that you can take cuttings from bought carnations and I am currentlly trying this out. if it works it would be great because you can choose your own colours and know what the plant will look like.it is certainly worth a try.

Tap water

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:43

Kevin I think if you left tap water in a container of some sort for a few days it would be ok to use. I haven't tried it on plants but have topped up my pond in the past with no ill effects on the fish. The chemicals go in a day or too. My acid loving plants like cold tea now and again!  

Growing Potatoes

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:45

I always chit my potatoes as that is the advice most experts give You could always do your own trials, chitting some and not others. Good luck with yours Alan.

Fellow hayfever sufferers

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 08:09

As an asthma sufferer most pollens affect me. I don't let it stop me gardening though I can't bring some flowers into the house,particularly sweet peas, which I adore. I do grow the perennial ones though which don't have a smell. No way could I work in flower shop.

I hope you find a way of dealing with your problem RubyLeaf

unwanted leaflet

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 16:44

Obelixx is quite right stating that advertising subsidises the magazines. I once worked in the industry many years ago and I was told that the cost of producing magazines was more than we pay for them and that the adverts keep the price down. I'm afraid that we have to put up with them and be grateful!

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:30

Thanks all for your comments and thanks Verdun for a laugh!  I guess I'll just carry on with my compost heap and not get too hung up on this conundrum.

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:58

I think you are right.   What do other people think about it I wonder?

Discussions started by daydaisy

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? 
Replies: 13    Views: 650
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? 
Replies: 20    Views: 1388
Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23

watercress

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 
Replies: 52    Views: 1750
Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 08:48
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