diggingdoris


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Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 22:11

I've heard of people using carpet offcuts. As long as the water can soak through, but a certain amount would hold in to keep the soil moist. Not tried it myself though so don't know how successful it is.

scilla peruviana

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 17:04

Had this given to me 4 years ago with a beautiful flower on it. Have nurtured it since in a pot but never another bloom. From the leaves it looks as if it has made several small plants instead of one big bunch of leaves together. What should I do with it?

Day Lily bud problem

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:24

Yes that's exactly what it looks like. I'll remove all problem flowers and hope to catch it in time. Thank you

unknown plant

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:22

My Viburnums don't suffer with those beetles either. Perhaps they haven't discovered some plants yet!

Day Lily bud problem

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:50

Some of my day lilies have flower buds that don't open and they just look fat and rounded, with a strange coloration. Any ideas what it is?

unknown plant

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:45

Yes I would agree. I've got some coming up away from the original plant. Maybe from the roots of self set from the berries.

Talkback: Garden pests

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:36

I know how frustrating it seems when things get eaten. Half my runner plants have disappeared. My beetroot were up to about 2inches high yesterday but today have all vanished, a whole row of them! So today I did what Monty suggested, and lifted every pot on the patio next to the veg plot to search for slugs and snails. From a total of 25 pots I collected so many that after 40 I stopped counting! From giant 5inch long green slugs to the tiny grey ones, I was amazed. Obviously there are probably just as many in the soil of the veg plot, but at least I feel I've done something towards protecting what's left. Was going to order some nematodes but when I saw the price I thought I may as well buy veg from the supermarket instead of growing it!

Composting green seed heads

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 16:16

I have a bucket by the back door which I put screwed up newspaper in the bottom of then all the veg peelings and any compostable stuff goes on top. That way there's always a mix when I empty it into the compost bin. An easy way to always have a brown and green balance, it means that the bucket doesn't get smelly either.

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 15:23

Don't know if it's the weather or just that I've ignored it but it's blooming it's socks off this year!

Too early for beans?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:32

I'm so pleased that I have planted all mine today and already they are twirling round the trellis and canes. Some are up a tall south facing fence, the others on an A frame like the photo above.

I was well organised this year and started my beans off on a damp cloth overnight in the airing cupboard. They had shoots within 48 hours. I did this because they were seeds I had saved from plants I'd grown 2 years ago and I wasn't sure if they would grow. This way I could see which ones wanted to get going, and that the seeds were not too old.

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