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Latest posts by diggingdoris

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 20:20

The fieldfares and red wings have been to my garden and stripped all the beries off my cotoneaster and next door's holly tree. It was while the snow was on the ground and was a wonderful sight.

Flower in the garden...

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 20:14

I couldn't live without lilies! Any colour , any shape, just love the scent!

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 20:02

It's a job to know which one to buy this year. If last years examples are anything to go by, I just hope it's better quality, as some of the 'stuff' they called compost was little more than recycled rubbish! 

Talkback: Carol Klein: Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 15:58

Just seen Carol's cottage garden on my +box. I'd love to have the series on a DVD, my daughter would as well. PLEASE BBC!

Watterlogged soil, everything rotting

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 18:54

My borders are waterlogged as well and I lost several shrubs last year from the same problem. No doubt I'll lose a few things this year. Just when the borders look as if they are drying out along comes another downpour. I agree it's very disheartening to see plants that you've nurtured for years , end up in the compost bin. Especially the ones I'd grown from seeds or cuttings. My topsoil is lovely stuff that I've worked on for 40 years, but deep down is solid clay, so the water sits on top of that. It's difficult to predict what the weather is going to do and plant accordingly, because as nutcutlet says a few years back we had drought and hot sunny spells, so we planted plants to cope. We can't just dig all those out and start again. So it's a lottery. Just keep your fingers crossed we get a mixture of weather and then some of the garden will thrive !


Posted: 15/11/2012 at 19:04

My neighbours have a thick leylandii hedge so I would guess they would use that. But sadly no sparrows, though we have a regular green woodpecker who visits. He was here yesterday inspecting our lawn!

Photos hiding text

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 13:23

I tried that but still no good on the bit I looked at.

autumn colour

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 13:19

Thank you I'll look out for that one. Though now I think about it mine was always that red colour in the spring and got darker after the summer months. Fabulous either way. Thanks

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.

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Confused Crocus?

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Can you identify?

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unused tea bag uses

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Adding photos problem

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Fuchsia identification

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