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Latest posts by daydaisy

Goldfish and tadpoles

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:58

Oh dear!  Two must have survived last year so perhaps one or two will make it this year.

Goldfish and tadpoles

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:28

I have a large splodge of frogspawn in my pond and my four goldfish are ignoring it thankfully, however I am wondering whether the tadpoles will be safe when they emerge from their protective jelly. Does anyone on the forum know ?

Lovely weather to garden

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 07:06

Good luck Mistwalker, it sounds like you are off to a good start. 

Lovely weather to garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:35
  1. Yes!  I sowed some rocket in my herb garden and broad beans and leeks in my veggie patch. The weeding got a little attention too 

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:18

That tale is appalling Gillian. Not much we can do about some things but perhaps you did the blackbirds a good turn in making them look for a safer site to build their home in.


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:06

There are different varieties of ferns. I have an evergreen one which grows over my little pond so I hard prune it. It soon grows back as I imagine most ferns would. not sure about the other varieties though.

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:59

I hard pruned my ivy one autumn thinking the blackbirds had finished with it and to my utter horror several fledglings fell out of a nest still in use. I tried to put them back but they didn't want to go back.I was horrified as you can imagine. Just a cautionary tale.

Gardener's World programme

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 16:29

Thank you all for your responses. It's great that we have such knowledgable people on this forum. I knew you wouldn't let me down!  

Gardener's World programme

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 14:24

i really enjoyed Gardener's World as usual last night but I must admit that I was a bit surprised that they featured a gardener who bought seeds back from overseas.i amnot sure that this is a legal thing to do. My search on Google didn't really help much.I go to Spain quite often as my sister has an apartment there and I've often wondered if it would be OK to bring seeds back and felt tempted ! Does anyone have the answer to this conundrum?


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:50

Well all I can say is it has worked for me! I have sandy soil and struggle sometimes to grow good stalks. The year I experimented with the root exposure I had nothing to lose as my rhubarb that year had come up like knitting needles. I promise you it did improve the next year! 


Discussions started by daydaisy

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. 
Replies: 8    Views: 434
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? 
Replies: 8    Views: 298
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? 
Replies: 7    Views: 328
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? 
Replies: 9    Views: 553
Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
Replies: 13    Views: 470
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: 594
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: 423
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
Replies: 6    Views: 379
Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
Replies: 8    Views: 473
Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
Replies: 2    Views: 304
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27
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