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Latest posts by diggingdoris

cucumber numbers

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 14:29

I counted 20 on one plant last night, so I'll try to do as you suggest Bob to be on the safe side.Thank you

cucumber numbers

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 18:01

How many cucumbers should I have growing on each vine? One of my plants must have 12+ fruit on it. Is this too many for one plant to cope with? In some cases there are 2 growing from the same stem. The variety is Bangkok.

Deutzia dilemma

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 17:17

Thank you both. The bush itself is a nice round shape but had these 4 'horns' towering above that look so out of place. A bit like a  table upside-down! I'll give them a trim as suggested. Thanks.

Deutzia dilemma

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 22:28

Now my Deutzia has finished flowering I need advice on the pruning. I have cut back branches that flowered but there are four 2ft long stems that had no flowers on that tower above the rest of the bush. Should I cut these back as well, or are they going to have flowers on next year? They have larger leaves than the rest of the shrub and look like suckers, but I know they are not because they are growing from the same stems that had the flowers. I can't find anything in books, so I hope someone out there knows what to do. Fingers crossed.

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 15:51

I thought I'd lost the one I planted last year but after me cutting back all the brown dry foliage it is now shooting with new leaves. Very slowly I might add, but at least it's not dead! I don't think it likes the wet and cold, so I'm hoping a warm spell will get it growing faster.

Deutzia - should it stay or should it go now

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 23:05

My deutzia flowered it's socks off this year. Never seen so many flowers on it and a great bee magnet!

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:47

Mine are a good 10inches tall now but I put some in pots to grow on a bit and the slugs have nibbled the main stem near the soil so they've all fallen over! When I pot the others up I'll have to keep them somewhere safer! Might do like MR BEAN and his marrow and construct a moat!

Can anyone name this please

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:20

The photo with the yellow flower and the flower head with the holes in it is a Phlomis.(Jerusalem Sage) as Leggi says. I've got it in my garden and the seed heads are lovely dried and sprayed silver in Xmas decorations. This plant can get very big though so beware. I grew mine from seeds from my Mum's plant.

Runner beans

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:09

I keep finding the flowers on the ground and hardly any tiny beans on the plants. I think the windy weather we've had is blowing them off, or just not warm enough to bring out the bees.

Talkback: Big Butterfly Count

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 21:57

We've had so much wind and rain that I don't think the butterflies can fly around. I have 3 different buddleias and 2 types of scabious specially grown for the butterflies, but I've only seen 2 cabbage-whites and a brown unknown one, so far this year. Maybe if this weather warms up we will be luckier. Fingers crossed.

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