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Latest posts by diggingdoris

Single hollyhocks

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 11:00

I've got lots of the single ones, in shades of deep pink, red and every shade through to deep burgundy. If you want any seeds I can save some for you. I've grown some pale pink ones from seed from a friend this year, so hope to see what colour they turn out.

I was thinking of getting some pom-pom ones but if the bees prefer the single ones I'll stick to those.

Can anybody tell us what these flowers are

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 10:45

I like plants which can soften hard lines, like steps , path edges etc. and erigeron is ideal for that.

Plant Labels

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 15:17

I only use the white labels in the GH. I keep a detailed plant diary, and alphabetical plant list once they are out in the garden. I make a note of the exact spot ie. behind lavender, and between escallonia and euphorbia right hand border. That way there's no doubt and I can go back to the diary at any time and go straight to the plant. I always take off the labels from the nursery and store in a file , as they usually fade and you can't read them after a while.

My Castor Oil plant is dying

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 15:09

I have lost the small one I had in the border as it didn't like wet roots for so long in our clay soil. The big one I've got in a huge pot has gone a very light yellowish shade of green and I thought it was because I had left it in the shade of the house, where I winter it. Now I've moved it into the sunny side it is not improving the colour, even after a good feed. Maybe the weather is to blame. I hope I don't lose it.

GW memories 1991

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 15:03

Carol is my favourite to. She didn't seem too comfortable in the clip, and a bit camera shy. Not like she is now. I love her exuberance and simple way of explaining things. Loved her series and wish she would do another. Thanks David.

Can anybody tell us what these flowers are

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 12:46

Yes erigeron is lovely. I saw It  all over the place when we visited Fowey in cornwall, on pavements, walls etc., and as I'm a daisy freak I had to have some. So I bought a potfull, flowering beautifully from a nursery down there. Sadly I lost it in the following bad winter and was gutted. Then five years later I found a plant coming up in my driveway, and was delighted to find it was erigeron K. I've now let it self seed along paths and stoney bits of garden and I'm a happy bunny! Thank you to the birdie that brought me the seed.

Kew Gardens Admission Offer For August

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 12:36

Thanks very much, planning to go there this month .


Posted: 02/08/2012 at 12:33

I've had the same problem Billy, with lots of buds just drying and going brown before opening. I think it's the wet, as it has  happened before. I just cut them off when I deadhead, with the hope that they may try to bloom again. Nice to know I'm not alone!

What to do with a bucket of snails!!

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 12:27

I don't like to hear the crunch either. I've got a bucket half full with a strong salt and water mix and I go out last thing at night and pick up the snails from the lawn and any slugs I can see on the 2 patios. They all go in the bucket and although they fizz up some bubbles for a couple of seconds, it seems that they are a gonna soon after as they then don't move. I've read stuff on the net about whether they feel pain and there seems to be mixed opinions, but I think the quicker they can die the better. Unless you can take them walkies in the country somewhere!

Is it ok to sow foxgloves now?

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 17:11

Yes I planned to do that, along with the verbena bon. seedlings I've grown. I don't want to lose either.

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