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Latest posts by daydaisy

snails

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 20:05

Jan I can't kill them either. I take them and throw them over the field opposite. They almost certainly return as they are like homing pigeons! A friend of mine put nail varnish on the back of one and took it to the wood at the far end of her garden. It took a couple of weeks but it came back. Frogs, hedgehogs and thrushes are the most efficient way of getting rid of the pesky creatures. I have a small pond so I encourage the frogs to come and I know I have a visiting hedgehog as he spent the winter in my compost heap. Good luck with eradicating yours. 

Can anyone please identify these?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 20:03

I agree with you Gardengirl. These are both good plants to have though I do find my Japanese anemones a little invasive, worth a bit of trouble though.

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:52

Thanks all for your replies. I shall certainly have a go now.

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:52

Does anyone know whether it is possible to propagate from a Rosemary cutting? I nearly always have to replace my Rosemary each year and thought I might give it a go to get a cutting to grow in a pot which I can keep frost free. Any advice welcome !

 

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:28

I love watching Gardeners' World and Nigel is a lovely part of it!

Bees and Butterflies

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:16

I read in today's newspaper that Bees and Butterflies are doing much better this summer and their numbers are up. Perhaps we blame ourselves too much when there is a decline as the weather seems to have a lot to do with it. I certainly have seen lots of bees and some butterflies around though like other people, no ladybirds. I think these were killed off by our atrocious spring when they woke up from hibernation. Of course it is no bad thing to cut down on sprays and grow suitable plants for insects but it is heartening to know that Mother Nature gives a helping hand now and again when needed.

Bindweed :(

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:00

I do the same as you Farmergeddun. Unfortunately some always seems to survive to

live another day in the following year. I hate using weedkiller especially in my veggie patch.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 16:48

It seems to me that all gardeners should be entomologists these days!

weeds

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 16:15

Hello Diane, I have bindweed in my veggie plot and it's a real nuisance. I have read that one way is to grow it up a cane or similiar and treat with a weed killer. I have tried this at the end of my growing season with partial success. My problem is that I have it growing all over the place and do not like to use a weedkiller near anything I'm going to eat. If you dig it up you have to get the whole root system up. Every little piece of root left will form a new plant. You could try to chop the top growth off continually but that requires real commitment and vigilance!. I once tried to cover it all up to starve it of light and water but that didn't work.  Good luck  

'Disolving' Cala lily

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 15:50

Hello Amy, Do you mean a Canna lily?  I cannot find any reference to a Cala lily in my books. Is this lily in a pot?  It sounds like the bulb has gone rotten. Have a look at it. You may find vine weevils are the culprit or the lily beetle lavae. The vine weevil grubs eat the roots and the lily beetle grubs eat the foliage, flowers and seed pods. If the bulb is massively overwatered I suppose it would go soggy. I hope you find an answer to this problem!

Discussions started by daydaisy

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 15:00

Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 19:08

My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2013 at 20:11

Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 13:45

Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
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Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23

watercress

How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25

Has spring arrived for you yet?

This late season 
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Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 08:48
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