diggingdoris


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Can't load photos today

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 12:59

Having a problem today getting a photo on my message. Not had problems in the past, I do it all the time. When I click on the upload tag I just get a page come up with loads of rubbish lines on it.

Violets

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 12:55

I have a new clump of violets coming up that are much larger in leaf and flower and the colour  is different as well. Can anyone tell me what sort I've got please? Unable to load pictures as I usually do. First ones are tiny dark purple, common in woodlands etc. Second ones have a pinky magenta colour.

only leaves

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:17

I had 2 lovely flowers on the new one this year, but last year's one only produced short leaves. I will nurture them both through the summer and winter and hope for something blooming next spring

Fuchsias! to prune or not to prune?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:33

All the info I can find says prune in March but not until all risk of frosts  has passed. Although here in Essex we tend to be warmer than up north, I'm still  wondering if it is to soon to prune mine. Any advice please?

Sainsbury's Orchids

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 13:13

Yes motorman1 I bought one of those with tiny flowers from Sainsbury's and posted photos on here for some identification advice, as it had no specific instruction on the label. So I' delighted that you've told me it looks just like the kingianum. I'll know how to look after it now.

I also went back to get another one after a friend admired mine but no sign of them.

How old is your houseplant?

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 12:58

I've a Xmas Cactus that someone gave me when I was first married in 1971. It's a bit of a monster now but still blooms . So that's 44 yrs old.

hyacinths

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 12:46

I've always put mine in the garden after flowering, and I have a lovey show each spring. In fact one pink one I had in a pot about 10 years ago has made babies and I now get about 5 stems of bloom on a clump from just one bulb!

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 12:42

My red robin always looked untidy, as only 3 years old and straggly. So I chose the strongest upright stem and cut all the others off at ground level. I now have a standard one that I can grow bulbs under. I'm slowly getting it into a lollypop shape, and each time I trim a bit off it shoots lovely bright red leaves. A really nice show through dull winter months. 3ft tall now.

Earliest gardening memories?

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 12:34

We lived with my grandparents till I was 5 and they had a long skinny garden with a path down the middle. One side was all flower bed, and the other was all veg, so I used to go and pick gooseberries for a pie. I hated that bit because of the prickles, but loved picking the peas as I ate most of them before they reached the pot!

Granddad also had an allotment which was behind the abattoir. I didn't like going there with him as I hated the noises that came from that place. He would get me busy finding the potatoes he'd dug up in the rich soil, and picking the caterpillars off the cabbages to take my mind off the noises.

Memories that are still so clear in my mind 60years later! Shucks, now I've given away my age!

Polish Spirit pruning

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:56

My clematis usually gets pruned in March, but this year as it's been mild here in Essex it is starting to show new growth about 1ft from the ground. Should I cut it back now or is it too early? One year I left it  by mistake and decided not to prune at all, but the flower show was poor. Not sure what to do , any help please?

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Can you identify?

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