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Latest posts by daydaisy

murky pond after spawning

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:54

My frogspawn looks just the sane as yours with the tadpoles looking inert and possibly dead! I think they will come to life soon. When I was a child a very long time ago, I collected some frogspawn in a jam jar ,very cruel I know but I was just a child. Anyway one frog survived in the end having probably eaten the others and did manage to leap out of the jam jar. The point is, perhaps they can jump a bit when they become froglets.

Composting moss

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:37

Thank you all. It appears that  there are differing opinions on this query. My soil is very sandy and I am puzzled  as to why there is so much moss about. We haven't had a particularly wet winter either.I hope it all disappears when the summer comes!

Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:39

If the Rosemary cuttings had their roots frozen in the pot they would not survive. I put my cutting in my greenhouse and I am happy to say that it did survive. Have you a porch or somewhere frost free to keep the cuttings another time? They will survive in the soil in a mild winter but it is a risk. Pots will always be vulnerable and I have lost cuttings leaving them outside.

Composting moss

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:32

I have raked up a lot of moss from my lawn and wondered whether the moss would be OK to be put on  my compost heap. I dithered about it and some went in my green bin and some on the heap. Does anyone know the answer to this conundrum?

Goldfish and tadpoles

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

That is all very interesting folks. I have detached a small amount of spawn and put it in a solid pot with pond water and a plant or too and left the pot by the side of the pond to give a few a chance to develop. There are shallow areas of the pond and lots of plants and pebbles so one or two may survive.there appear to be gnat larvae in the pot which was in the pond water so the gold fish are not eating everything.

Goldfish and tadpoles

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 19:38

Thank you for your replies. I can now see what I can do to help those little taddies.

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 

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. 
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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

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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