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Latest posts by daydaisy

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:07

Wonderboy Click beetles are not friends! Wire worms ruin your carrot crop and other root vegetables. I do agree that some beetles are much friendlier.

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:34

I have googled extensively and really cannot positively identify these tiny worms. The nearest possibility seems to be wire worms which are the larva of the click beetle, though why they should end up in my terracotta plant pot I don't know. Anyway I'm glad I didn't put them on the garden just in case!

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:07

unfortunately I didn't take a photo of them and just disposed of them along with the snails and slugs on the field opposite my house, they were in the sludgy damp soil that had accumulated at the bottom of the pot and also around the drier sides. There were two huge wood lice there also and I wondered if they had anything to do with them?

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 20:16

After watching Tony Buckland on the Great British Garden Revival programme I was inspired to make a herb pot. I duly retrieved a large ceramic pot from a corner of my garden and found lots of slugs and snails hibernating in the sludgy base of the pot. There were also masses of tiny creamy white thread worms. I did not what to dispose the sludge on my garden as I didn't know what they were. Does anyone have any ideas as to what they might be? 

Repotting new Christmas tree

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 16:12

I would leave it outside for as long as possible and put it outside again promptly after all the festivities are over. I have kept them going for a couple of years this way but I have never planted one in the garden. Good luck with yours!  

Please! Help!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 11:51

LittleMiki a lawn needs proper drainage if it to not get flooded and mudded. There are different grasses for different uses.(i,e. bowling greens, paying fields etc)  I would google "how to lay a lawn for kids". U-tube can be great for advice. I think the idea of having a dog run is good. Gravel can get into small knees so I would think carefully about that. I do hope you find what you are looking for. 

Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 18:43

We had a similiar problem so I planted a conifer. The garage is now hidden from our view. I do hope you find a way forward with this issue as I know how these things can impact on your life.

Please! Help!

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 16:42

If you really want somewhere for the children to play and the dogs to run around perhaps a new lawn made up of a tough type of grass is the way forward. I would get advice about proper drainage for the lawn too.Hard landscaping could be incorporated into your design so you have somewhere to put a garden seat. Plants in pots are less likely to be dug up by dogs or trampled on by children. I will be interested in ideas from others and hope you get many replies. Good luck!

John Innings Number 1

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 16:28

Is this year's compost alright for next year ?  I know you are not supposed to use left over compost the next season but perhaps unopened compost will be alright.

A lone goldfish

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 19:01

That's interesting Fairygirl. Perhaps it's common behaviour as Dave Morgan says they're loners by nature. You can't help feeling a little sad for them!

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what can be done? 
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Attitude changes to our environment 
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