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Latest posts by diggingdoris

How should I shape my pittosporum

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 22:12

I've got a couple of those that are suddenly getting a bit large and was wondering today what I could do. I did think I might take off some of the lower stems so that I can plant under it a bit, but I'm not sure what to do about shaping the top as I don't want it to look beheaded!

Plant Identification

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 21:50

Yes it's very indestructable. I had one with 2 large trunks and decided to saw one off at ground level. It is shooting lovely new stems up in just a couple of months. And there was me worrying that I might have killed it! No chance!

Orlaya grandiflora

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:31

That's really pretty. Not heard of that before. We keep learning every day. I found a link to Derry Watkins nursery and they said it was a hardy annual thay may self-sow.

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:19

The flowers look a bit like some of the wild orchids. Not at all sure from your photo. Have you got a nature reserve near you? You could take a bit to them and see if anyone knows what it is?

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:12

Well I watched POV this afternoon and the GW question came up, with several comments from angry viewers. They even had a chappie in the studio to answer questions about this and other matters. It's worth a look on BBC iPlayer. See what you think. Hog-wash I think!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01kncq2/Points_of_View_2012_Episode_10/

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 19:59

I thought I'd avoid the problems you've all benn having by buying Westlands with peat( against my better judgement) but I've had very poor results from the seed compost. Only 4 seeds germinated from a tray of 24 honesty seeds. And the mpc by the same name does not seem to hold any moisture at all. When I water the pots it just drains right through. Not a happy bunny here! I'm resorting to last years used mpc mixed with my own from my bin. Now I seem to be getting things to grow at last.!

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 14:31

I was wondering the same 'seaside', if all these folks on here have sent points of view a complaint, has anyone had a reply from them? I haven't.

buried snails

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 14:26

Oh no I don't tie the bag up, they'd never get out! I just want them to live at the council tip and not in my garden!

Oh wintersong how could you!

buried snails

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 17:22

Mmmm! Thanks wintersong for that bit of knowledge! Trouble is I don't like destroying snails and slugs by squashing. Anyone got a kind way of disposing of them? I bagged some up the other day and put them in the dustbin sack just before they were collected. Plenty of waste matter for them to get their teeth into up at the dump! I'm a softie at heart you see.

buried snails

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 13:29

I keep finding snails half buried in the garden. At first I ignored them thinking that they were empty shells left by the birds, until I lifted one the other day and found a nice fat snail attached to a big mass of white eggs! It was obviously in the middle of laying her brood in the soil of one of my pots! So I am now going round the garden looking as closely as possible for more doing the same. Now I'm all for procreation... but I think there are enough snails around in my garden this year without making more!

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Tulip type name?

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Odd message 
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Orchid type?

can you identify please 
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Fuchsia identification

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perennial red salvia leaf

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Ear fungus

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Aquilegia shapes

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is this clematis cirrhosa?

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