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Latest posts by diggingdoris

Gardeners World Television

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 17:28

I agree! I'm missing GW; got withdrawal symptoms, and it's only been gone one week! Same old grumble though, that despite having millions of gardeners in the UK we are not considered important when it comes to planning programmes. In comparison to cookery shows which seem to be on every day, we are ignored!

Agapanthus dilemma

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 11:09

I was given a pot of fabulous agapanthus this year and I had 3 great flower stems on it. I am not sure whether to cut the stems back now they've finished flowering or to leave them to die back like I do with the lilies. On searching the internet there seems to be conflicting advice, so I thought I'd ask my fellow gardeners on here. I'd quite like to save one head to collect seeds, presumably I leave it on the plant to mature them.

Magical raindrops

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:34

Just had to share these with my fellow gardeners.


Alchemilla mollis and asparagus fronds turned into crystal delights!

elaeagnus flowers?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 12:37

That's strange, as one of the reasons I bought it was that next doors variegated one smelt so gorgeous. I think I'll ask her if I can take some cuttings.

Thanks for all the replies folks!

elaeagnus flowers?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 22:09

Oh maybe I'll never get flowers then. The only thing I can do is go to a nursery and buy one whilst it is flowering, then I'll know I've got the right one won't I?

elaeagnus flowers?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 20:22

I bought the 'Eleador' variety of this plant hoping that I would get those lovely fragrant tiny flowers on it. But it is now 5 years old and I've have not had one flower yet. My neighbour has a large 20year old bush of the same variety and hers is covered with flowers each year. Am I doing something wrong ?


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:27

looks like nicotiana, tobacco plant to me. Fragrant in the evenings?


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 14:13

I had the same happen to one of mine, with the flowers looking the same and the leaves turning black.I had some aphids on it so I sprayed, fed and watered. The whole plant looks sad now and I'm wondering if I should cut it back a bit. But then maybe new growth would be damaged once it turns cold. Never had this problem before, through years of growing clems.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 13:37

Looks like the annual lavertera to me, yes the mallow family.

Talkback: How to deadhead lilies

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 13:33

I always understood that you should not leave the seed pod on after flowering, just break it off and leave the stems to die back like you should all bulbs, to put back the goodness into the bulb. It works for me and my 5 pots of different varieties always flower well every year. But after flowering is the time to feed the pots/plants as it's taken a lot of energy to produce such beautiful blooms.

Discussions started by diggingdoris

Can you identify?

pink and purple wildflower 
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Weeping fig losing leaves

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yellowing leaves on bay

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unused tea bag uses

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Tulip type name?

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Anyone bought a bargain?

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Adding photos problem

Odd message 
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Can't load photos today

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Polish Spirit pruning

Too early? 
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Orchid type?

can you identify please 
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Fuchsia identification

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Hebe Black Knight

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scilla peruviana

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Day Lily bud problem

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Too early for beans?

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