Latest posts by daydaisy

Can't prove anything

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:02

Blue Dragon, it sounds to me that they just want to be friendly and helpful. I do hope you find peace in your garden and don't get too stressy abouti it. You could make some good friends, I'm sure, if you give them half a chance it really doesn't matter how long it takes you to complete your border. What matters is that you enjoy the making of it. Good luck in your new home and may you find happiness and friendship there

Dawn Chorus

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 13:47

I was entranced by this programme last night on BBC 4. It was a recording of bird song at dawn at various locations without any background music or human voice to spoil the atmosphere. The name of each bird was posted . I think it is part of a slow down series of programmes and I loved it. 

Rhubarb (unknown type)

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:10

I've just made some rhubarb and ginger jam. Delicious!

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:00

I'm just glad to read of Happy News! It makes a change from the terrible things in the paper each day.

I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

Thank you Runnybesk for your reply. I will now feel optimistic about them and pot them on with enthusiasm! 

Problem with cats

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:39

The only sure way of protecting your seedlings is a bit expensive I'm sorry to say. I purchased some protective netting tunnels and find them useful for protecting things from pigeons as well as cats. Once purchased you can re-use them for ever, so they are worth it in the end.

I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:32

I have just bought some Cossack tomato plants from a local grower and have never grown that variety before. I wondered if anyone on the forum has any experience of this type?

Which weeds do you tolerate

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:54

I leave a few Herb Robert as they are so pretty. The draw back is that they seed around like mad and I have to weed out most of them. I would always leave the Forget-me-Nots as I love them and my mum gave me mine many years ago.

The history of the land we call our garden.

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:45

I live in a bungalow that is built on what was previously a farmhouse. So far we have found a horseshoe, an old clay pipe, a farm gate hinge and a blue Victorian brick.this makes me wonder about the lives of the people who lived and worked on this land. What have you unearthed on your patch of ground?

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

I think you all have solved the mystery for me ! It makes sense to me that my plant is a runner from the plant in the adjoining garden which backs onto mine.Judith's plant looks exactly like mine. I will be kind to it now and move it to a better situation. Thanks all! 

Discussions started by daydaisy

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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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 09:45

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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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 00:35

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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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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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 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

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