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Latest posts by diggingdoris

Buddleia pruning?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 13:17

Thanks all of you. I'll carry on doing what I've always done.

My effort

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:30

You've done well Alan. We had a waterfall like yours but we hid the pump lower down behind a little wall ( and surrounded it with plants) so only the outlet pipe was seen , then we placed a flat rock above the pipe so it looked as if the water was seeping from between 2 layers of rock.As the plants spread round the rocks it looked very natural, and it was magical to sit by the pond and hear that gentle tinkling of water. I'm sure yours will look better each year, as things start to grow. You've worked very hard.

sparrows

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:18

I've lived in the same house for 41 years and we used to have hundreds of sparrows visiting the garden. But over the years there have been fewer each year. Now it is a momentous event if I see a sparrow at all! I contacted RSPB and asked them if it had anything to do with the magpies that nest in nearby hedges. They told me that they are devils for robbing the sparrows nests so the sparrows have probably moved away. I know they are in general decline but would love them back as they are such cheerful little things.

Buddleia pruning?

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:12

I've just read the gardening page of a freebie magasine that came through the door. It said that now is the time to prune buddleias. I've always done mine in the early spring. But I also keep deadheading it the whole of it's flowering time. Am I doing wrong or is there 2 trains of thought going on here?

brinstow

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:08

Someone gave me a huge one  and it bloomed like mad every year when it was in a northerly facing window. But as it got bigger I had to move it to the landing, by a skylight, and I'm lucky if I get one flower each year now. It must be temperamental, but someone told me they like it shady. Am I wrong?

autumn colour

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 16:49

Green Magpie, do you know the name of the red acer please. I had one just like that and lost it a few years ago. Would love to replace it but mine was given to me without the label, so I've no idea what it is. I would be grateful. Thanks, and anyone else who has one that bright red may be able to advise me.

Photos hiding text

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 16:44

Anyone know why when I look up the details of a plant, that sometimes the photo covers up the text and also the scrapbook icon. As I buy new plants I like to read about them and add them to my scrapbook, but I can't do that sometimes as a fabulous photo hides it all!

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 19:26

My cat is always in the garden when I am. Sometimes helping.....???

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15244.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Maybe she was warming up the soil?

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 19:00

Our rescue jack russel/beagle cross was named Woody at the pound as he was happiest when he was chewing up a stick. Our cat, also from a rescue centre we called Dusty- short for Dusty Bin as she was a tiny kitten found tied up in a black plastic dustbin sack! She used to get called Dusty bin-Laden every time she bought home a dead body, but she doesn't do that so much now she's 12.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15238.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

Wintering Fuchsias

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 11:35

Thats what worries me. Even if I put them in the ground I'll have a job to find a patch that doesn't get flooded in the winter. So pots in the greenhouse this year I think. Lots of bubblewrap and fleece.

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