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Latest posts by diggingdoris

euphorbia id

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 20:00

I have 3 euphorbias in my garden, but only one of them I have planted. The birds have bought the others in, hence I don;t know what their names are. Anyone know of a web site with pictures that I can use to identify the unknown plants. I hoped that the national collection shown on GW the other week might be able to help , but they just list all the names without photos.


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 19:47

Someone suggested to me to put the snails in my compost bin, as they will get to work on the contents. Am I encouraging them to breed there making things worse? I suppose as the lid is a tight fit they can't get out, but not sure it's a good idea.


Posted: 14/05/2012 at 15:28

Have another go at loading a photo

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 17:43

After seeing all the complaints on here I decided to try something different this year and bought 2 60ltr sacks of Westland+ mpc from Range. £10 for 2. It says it is 50%peat and 50% West+ wood fibre. It's lovely stuff, rich and dark and crumbly, just like the cheap ones used to be. I know it contains peat, but the other stuff just wasn't good enough for my plants. No point in spending a lot of money on plants for pots then killing them off in rubbish compost. Just wish I had more room to make enough of my own. I bought Westlands 'Surestart' seed and cutting compost as well and that looks better than the last bag I had from B&Q.

searching for a name

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 17:24

That sounds like the perfect book for me, Who is it by please also the publisher would be helpful, many thanks janny

searching for a name

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 14:50

Many thanks Gary I'll try that. ( Doris is my nickname from friends at work so I may grow something to remember them by as well!)

searching for a name

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 12:10

I would like to buy some plants with a names of loved ones that are no longer with us, to put in a part of my garden that I call my memory patch. Does anyone know of a website that can help me find plants by searching by name? I've tried a quick look but can't quite find one.

11 - 05 - 2012 Programme

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 12:02

I know what you mean, but I found it rather inspirational, as seeing all those lovely plants and flowers, not to mention the designs, made me want to get out there and start having a go myself. I thought Carol's bit was good, showing rookie gardeners how they can make more of a plant.

Why Miss Bateman?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 11:49

Thanks wintersong, that's good news. Each morning I go and look at the flowers and notice the petals are getting more lacy, but never mind there will be better results next year it seems. Nevertheless, the memories of my Nan flood back each time I look at this, as she was a Miss Bateman before she married Grandad.

Talkback: Tomato blight

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 15:49

I lost all my outdoor plants to blight last year, and someone told me I can;t grow toms in that patch for 7 years. Someone else said 5 years and another 3 years! Anyone know which advice I should follow? The link to the rhs site didn;t say either.

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