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Latest posts by diggingdoris

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:36

Deadheaded the buddleia bushes to help them continue flowering as long as possible. Should water pots tonight as still no rain . Good weather for sunbathing, but borders are too dry to plant anything new. My clay soil is like concrete!

yellowing leaves on bay

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:41


My lollypop bay tree has leaves turning yellow from the edges. It is rather pot-bound and I wonder if that's the reason or if it's due to the dry weather. It's in a big pot but I may not have watered it enough. It looked really until recently, even bearing fluffy flowers. What sort of feed should I give it?


unused tea bag uses

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 22:24

I haven't got any of those but I've camellias and skimmias that like ericaceous soil so I suppose I could put them under those?

unused tea bag uses

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 20:39

I bought a box of cheap tea bags and they taste awful. Can I use them in the garden other than adding them to the compost heap?

Tulip type name?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:52

Brilliant Sue thank you I've registered with them now.

Tulip type name?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:35

Brilliant info thank you.

Tulip type name?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 17:18


I bought a bag of bulbs from a cheap shop and I'm delighted they all came up. The label said 'Fringed mixed' and they are very pretty, though mostly red, but one bloom has dozens of petals and looks almost like a rose. Can anyone tell me what type this is as I'd love to order some for next year. Hope you can see the photos to help identify it. Fingers crossed someone knows.

cold snap and potatoes

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:54

I'm growing them in sacks for the first time this year and I noticed this morning that they are just showing tips of shoots. Tomorrow night we should have a frost so should I put compost or fleece on them?

Anyone bought a bargain?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:42


Popped into Wyevale and headed to the reduced stand. Bought 3 x 1litre pots of flowers at bargain price £1 each instead of £3.99 each.

Bellis Habanera and Dark blue and Pink Forget-me-nots.

I'm ticked pink. (please excuse the pun).


Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:14

I bought one from the reduced shelf last year, but I can't see it anywhere yet. Thought maybe I'd lost it. I'll have to look closer to see if there's a shoot or two.

Discussions started by diggingdoris

Confused Crocus?

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Can you identify?

pink and purple wildflower 
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Weeping fig losing leaves

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yellowing leaves on bay

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Last Post: 04/08/2015 at 07:28

unused tea bag uses

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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 22:36

Tulip type name?

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Last Post: 11/05/2015 at 12:52

Anyone bought a bargain?

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Last Post: 25/04/2015 at 18:42

Adding photos problem

Odd message 
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Can't load photos today

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Polish Spirit pruning

Too early? 
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Orchid type?

can you identify please 
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Fuchsia identification

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Hebe Black Knight

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scilla peruviana

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Day Lily bud problem

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