diggingdoris


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Colditz escape!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:58

I found a dead rat by one of the compost bins last week, so I guess he was the one that had been trapped in the greenhouse. My Jack Russell may have killed it as he's been nosing around near there for weeks now. Trouble is I'm worried they may be nesting in one of the bins(I've got 3 dalek ones) but with a cat and dog I don't want the council putting poison down. Any ideas?

wierd weather

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 13:04

I just worry what will happen to all the early growth on everything when we get the frosts that are forecast.

Help!

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 13:03

We are on clay here and even though I've worked on drainage for the last 40 years our lawn is like walking on  blancmange. Each time the dog goes out he comes in with 3 inches of black boots. As he's only a Jack Russell it's not his weight that makes him sink into the lawn. Border edges are full of water as well, so I guess I will have lost several plants from drowning.

Mind you, I'm complaining, but shouldn't really, as I have the greatest of sympathy for our northern gardeners who have lost their homes as well. I should be thankful.

repotting fig

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 09:47

Many thanks to you all. I'll be potting it today.

repotting fig

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 20:34

Many thanks I'll get up the GC tomorrow before it dies on me!

repotting fig

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 17:21

I want to re-pot my ficus benjamina as it's looking poorly. It hasn't been done in several years and I want to give it ever chance of recover. Would normal house plant compost do for it? It's a large specimen, must be over 25 years old, 4ft tall. Your help would be appreciated.

Early Hyacinth!

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 17:01


 

I know the weather is all in a muddle this year which is confusing the plants, but I did not expect to have colour on my hyacinths yet, but here it is!

There's also blue showing on the muscari buds.

What will happen to things like this if it suddenly turns frosty?

 

Fence paint options, algae removal?

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 16:06

It looks just like mine and I use cuprinol ducks back in autumn brown.

Colditz escape!

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 18:14

Yes we had a rat a few years ago , sitting in the compost bin when I lifted the lid. Frightened the life out of me! But we found it later that year, dead and floating in one of the water butts. But no doubt there's more than one around. A neighbour does up old cars and has a pile of junk the other side of our 7ft fence, so maybe that's their home. We'll keep an eye on the situation.

Autumn planting of Alliums (not!!)

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 13:33

I bought some allium bulbs last month half price at garden centre and have just planted them in large container with some tulips underneath. It's a bit late for planting the tulips I know as they were just starting to send up a shoot, but the alliums were not showing any growth. So I hope they will al be ok.

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