diggingdoris


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Camera Corner

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:53


 

There's some great pics on this thread, so just wanted to add one taken last week.

 

is this clematis cirrhosa?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:34


 I inherited this clematis and I think it may be a cirrhosa type. I would love to know what name this one is as I cannot find pictures of one like it anywhere on the web. It has pale greenish petals with a slight blush of pink but no spots. Can anyone help please?

Ground elder!

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 17:54

Mmm. Yes I think my neighbour would take it as a personal criticism, so I'll just keep treating and digging I think!

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 14:28

I had 20 years in an Xtra large bank as a trainer and cashier, but decided to get trained as a florist just before I took early retirement. I'd love to show that lot on the allotment prog how to arrange their flowers!

Ground elder!

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 14:19

I've started getting a few shoots of this through from my neighbours garden, growing under their fence. I dig down as far as possible but the roots always seem to come from her side. Anything I can doo? I've bought some of that gel stuff to dab on the new growth. Will it work on that sort of elder?

French blue lake sowing

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 14:08

That's what I was hoping Welshonion. Mine are on the windowsill indoors and hope to put them in the greenhouse after the cold snap, then out into prepared beds.

French blue lake sowing

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:52

Is it too early to sow French beans in the garden as  the soil is much warmer this year than the same time last year. Having said that the forecast for the weekend is for colder nights here in Essex, so I'm unsure what to do.

I've started some runner seeds off on wet kitchen roll and now planted in pots in my cold greenhouse. Maybe I can do the same with the French ones. Hope someone can help.

Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:29

Oh dear, I hadn't thought about the bees being affected. It's just that I have a 10 large pots of lilies and I can't be out there all day looking for the blighters. I know from experience that if they are not caught they can strip a lily stem overnight, every leaf, leaving that awful poo. Maybe this year I'll try not to use the spray and just be more vigilant. If only the bees would leave the lilies alone and visit all the other flowers I've got in the garden-sorted!

Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:37

There's lots of advice and comments on this site, but I suggest checking every day, looking under the leaves as well and stamping on the little blighters. I also spray mine with Provado bug spray. Excellent as it's systemic.ie. gets into the plant tissue and kills the nibblers and lasts for 6 weeks. Be careful when you try to remove the bugs, as if they fall off they fall on their backs showing a brown underneath- almost impossible to see on the soil!

Jack's Magic MPC

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:41

Oh I didn't read what it was made up of. I just saw a bit that had fallen out of a split bag at the GC and thought 'that looks good to me'. There's been so much rubbish in previous years, that I thought I'd grab something that looked workable.

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