diggingdoris


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water butt tap not working

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:55

Having  read all these posts the suspense is killing me! Did the butt tap get sorted  yet? So many great ideas. Who would have thought that you could write poetry about such a problem. Made me laugh, but PLEASE hurry up and sort it, as I'm dying to know what the blockage was!!!

I usually read James Patterson if I want a thriller, but this is almost as good!

Lily of the valley

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:39

I want lily of the valley in my garden but I've never managed to keep them. Each time I plant they just disappear. Maybe the clay soil doesn't suit. I've tried in pots as well, but just get a few leaves and nothing else. Are they tricky? I thought they are a bit weed-like , as my grandmother had them running all over her flower beds.

what type of bush is this?

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:08

My photinia has flower buds on now and some look white and fat enough to open soon. Much earlier than last year.

plant / weed id please

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:02

The grey one looks like my stachys 'Big Ears' Very large furry leaves, silky to the touch.  Cow parsley is the green one I think.

Orchid type?

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 10:33

Yes the flowers are dendrobium shape, but I've never seen anything so small before. Even the biggest flower is less than an inch across, and so perfect in detail. Amazing! 

Thank you all for your input.

Orchid type?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 13:09

Yes I've grown phalaenopsis ones for years, and have 2 in bud right now that are several years old. But as this was a different flower I thought it may need different conditions. Thanks anyway.

Birds at the tips of my fingers - almost!

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:38

I put half a coconut shell out at Xmas, and not had a single bird peck at it yet. I  wish I'd eaten the lot instead of just half! So you are lucky they like yours, unless it's filled with special bird food.

Orchid type?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:34


 


 

I bought this orchid at the supermarket only £5. Couldn't resist, but no specific instructions on the label, so I don't know what type it is. The flowers are so tiny and delicate and I'd hate to lose it. Hope someone here can advise me.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 21:07


 


 

This is a regular visitor to my garden. Not sure but think it's an albino dunnock. Sorry I don't know how to turn them round on here.

 

Room 101

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 20:56

So many of my list have already been mentioned, but my top  5 are :-

Slugs

Lily Bugs

Drivers who don't indicate! grrrr!!!!

Smokers

Badly behaved children AND their parents! I was a single Mum of 4, and I swear that none of mine behaved like so many do now. Sadly the problem gets passed on down the generations.

Thanks for a very entertaining post.

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