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Latest posts by daydaisy

Skinny leeks

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 14:06

Every autumn I plant little leeks with renewed optimism and every spring they appear as skinny spring onions in spite of having been well fertilised when planted. I have sandy soil which needs a lot of feeding. Is it time I stopped trying to grow leeks?

 

help with yellow jasmine

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:02

I find winter flowering jasmine needs to be pruned from the base, otherwise you cut off all the next flowers. A frost will tempoarily kill off the blooms but more will come. They take readily from shoots which appear around the base and I have given away successful plants lfrom these.it is a wonderful plant once established but does better it can get a little winter sun. Good luck with yours 

Gardeners World on TV

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:16

I always watch Beechgrove on I player so that's something else to look forward to 

Gardeners World on TV

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:31

Brilliant!!

BIG BIRD WATCH

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:26

Perhaps some other people are doing a bird watch all at the same time. If everyone makes sure their feeders are topped up the birds have a choice of where to go! I always do two stints over the weekend and submit the most successful. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 15:20

Too cold here in Cheshire to do any gardening. I have checked the bird feeders and made a hole in the pond ice for my fish. I suppose that doesn't count though!

Scented Pelagoniums

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Lucky you SFord living near that wonderful nursery. It was such a special place I would recomend it to anyone holidaying in that area We were staying with a friend who lives in North Cornwall.

Scented Pelagoniums

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:39

Thanks all for your very helpful comments. I will take your advice and move them as they are clearly not thriving where they are. 

Scented Pelagoniums

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 14:33

Hello all,  Can anyone advise me on the best way to get my two lovely scented Pelagoniums through the winter? I purchased these plants from a  Duchy nursery in Cornwall and I would really like them to survive until the summer. At present they are in a light but centrally heated room and do not look too happy. Leaves are curling and dropping off. One has become leggy but I don't feel this is the right time to chop those leggy bits off. Would my cold porch or conservatory be better for them or finish them off? Any advice would be very welcome! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caterpillars

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 14:16

Where do you live Alidonne? I would have thought that the first frost would see them off. Perhaps the birds will find them on cold days. The green caterpillars are probably the lavae of the Cabbage White butterfly and I am very surprised that they are still around.mine disappeared in November when the weather changed.

Discussions started by daydaisy

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
Replies: 13    Views: 238
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: 409
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: 280
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
Replies: 6    Views: 164
Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
Replies: 8    Views: 292
Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
Replies: 2    Views: 177
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
Replies: 6    Views: 271
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
Replies: 26    Views: 1247
Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 15:00

Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
Replies: 22    Views: 1557
Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
Replies: 5    Views: 455
Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 19:08

My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
Replies: 18    Views: 744
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:18

Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
Replies: 21    Views: 828
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
Replies: 8    Views: 606
Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 13:45

Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
Replies: 9    Views: 480
Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
Replies: 13    Views: 733
Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56
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