Latest posts by daydaisy

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 10:26

I had bought in my potted Christmas tree in from the garden into the conservatory and put all the presents and cards around it as you do. However I now find that cards and wrapping paper has been nibbled in the night and the situation is getting worse. We have looked for a mouse in the conservatory but have found no trace.

What on earth is the problem? Please someone help!

Winter flowers

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 13:58

Chrissy your winter Jasmine looks great too. It really is a miracle plant the way it performs in winter Isn't it. Mine is doing OK but not quite so  spectacular as yours. If the weather stays mild a sprig will look great on a Christmas table but a frost will set it back a bit.

Winter flowers

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 12:48

lovely pics Chicky, must be really mild down in Surrey. Not too bad here in Cheshire but with this warm weather the slugs have enjoyed my Kale. I planted out about fourteen plants and now have one left. I don't suppose that will survive much longer unless the weather changes

Winter flowers

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 22:01

Lovely pictures, great to see that some things seem determined to flower whatever the weather conditions. Guernsey your Poinsettia looks amazing. I've never managed to get one to flower the following year after purchase. I guess the different light conditions you get over there must help.

Winter flowers

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 14:27

It seems to have righted itself all on it's own. Hurray!!

now how did that happen.

Winter flowers

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 14:24

 Oh dear! I've managed to upload my Mahonia photo but now it's upside down! 

Any more winter flower photos from anyone, especially if you can upload them correctly.

Winter flowers

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 13:51

Thanks Logan, I did try clicking on the camera but somehow failed to get my photo from my library reproduced. I also tried to take a photo directly but that didn't work either. I'll have another go shortly. Perhaps I am just not getting it right, typical of me! 

Thanks anyway, I'll keep trying 

Winter flowers

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 12:43

There is a lovely Mahonia flowering away in my front garden and how cheerful it looks in the winter gloom. Winter flowers are so valuable to insects and humans alike. I would like to take a picture of it or copy one from my library but do not know how to reproduce it here. Can anyone help me with this?

Big Dreams Small Spaces 2017

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 06:36

Thank you for the link Kitty. I also managed to access a programme by Carol Klein through this link and really enjoyed seeing Carol's garden through the winter months. 

Big Dreams Small Spaces 2017

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 06:55

Something to look forward to in dreary January 

Discussions started by daydaisy

Monty Don

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Christmas dilemma

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what is eating my Christmas cards?

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Winter flowers

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Frog spawn at last.

I had given up having any frogspawn this year 
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Last Post: 12/04/2016 at 17:40

Grow bags, where are they?

I would like to start some salad stuff in a grow bag 
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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 15:34

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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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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Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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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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