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Latest posts by diggingdoris

Overrun by blue flowers

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 20:50

Forget-me-not?

Strange plant

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 21:27

I grew one last year from a small plant. It ended up 7ft tall! The birds and bees loved it, but I have seedings coming up in my lawn, dozens of them, also in between the slabs on the patio. It must have been from when I cut it down at the end of the season. I thought the seeds had all been eaten but obviously not!

Mystery Plant

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:04

Looks a bit like a Michaelmas daisy leaf and size. You'll have to wait  a while for the flowers if it is as they usually flower in September!

When do you buy your seeds?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 12:23

I usually get mine in Wyevale sale . They go to half price then followed by 20p a packet sometimes. Never sure when they do it but have friends who pass the word round all us gardeners when we spot the reductions, usually in August.

Non climbing beans

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:34

I bought a packet of Thompson & Morgan climbing beans 'Fasoid' but they are just growing straight up and not climbing up the cane obelisk I made. I've tried tying them to the sticks but they just grow up and don't curl round it like my runners are doing. All  10 plants are doing the same. Is it something to do with this variety? The plants are now 12-15inches tall and no sign of a twirl yet!

Help with identification, this plant is ruining my summer!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:20

I know this plant can be a nuisance, but watching that clip took me back about 50 years to when I used to stand at the bottom of my garden squeezing the pods just to see the seeds shoot out so fast. The way the pod curls back is fascinating. I can still remember the smell of them as well. Amazing memory, thank you

Climbing rose for arch

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:05

I've got one of David Austin's roses over my arch. It's pale pink and very sweet fragrance with hardly any thorns. It's called Mortimer Sackler. I've grown it with Dr. Ruppel clematis.(purple and pink)  They compliment one another a treat

Plant ID

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:55

Yes common mallow is no 2. Looks just like the ones growing down the footpath near me. You can see that hollyhocks come from the same family, but much bigger flowers.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:47

2nd lovely day on the trot! Is this our summer? Just heard we are to expect a whole month's rain in the next 48 hours! My garden floods after heavy rain as it's clay, but I feel so sorry for those poor folks in Wales. They must have head not only their gardens ruined , but their homes as well. My heart goes out to them.

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 18:35

Mine is on a west facing fence as well. I didn't cut it at all after I bought it as I didn't want to stress it anymore than necessary. It's fairly sheltered with tallish plants either side, and I protected it well against frost. I might cut off some of the brown bits and feed like mad, though at the moment it's getting a lot of rain, so it won't be thirsty!

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