diggingdoris


Latest posts by diggingdoris

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.

Colditz escape!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 13:25

I don't think anything was tunnelling in as there was only a pile of soil by the hole inside the GH, nothing to show on the outside other than a nice round hole!

Colditz escape!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 12:51

Just checked the greenhouse as it's been shut for about 3 weeks without me looking in it, and discovered a very neat 3 inch hole down and under the side of it and out into the garden. A creature obviously got trapped in there and had seen the film, so decided to tunnel under the perimeter like Charles Bronson! No wonder my  Jack Russell has been paying a lot of interest to that end of the garden. I just wish I knew what had made the hole.

Mussel shell uses

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 11:24

I put mine in the oven after I'd been baking, while oven was cooling down. It made them more crispy and  easier to crush. I put them in a carrier and and stood on them . Mind you with 8 kilos worth GG it could take you a while! I found the dog was interested in having a munch if I put them out without baking them. I dread to think what broken muscle shells would have done to his guts!

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 11:18

Yes I thought of that but they may give me a bag of crocuses again! Especially if there's a problem at their suppliers. Worth a try anyway. Thanks

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:33

I can't exactly dig them up and take them back to Wyevale for a refund can I?

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:03


 

No they haven't which has made me suspicious. I bought some iris reticulata  bulbs recently and I think there must have been a mistake as I'm sure these crocuses are coming up where I planted the irises. These look like crocus speciosus to me What do you think? I've never bought any of those!

Plant identity question..

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 16:31

What a beautiful border! Certainly something to aspire to.

Pot Roses

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 16:27

I've got two of those a red and a white one in pots on the patio. They don't get any special treatment through the winter and they bloom each year ok. The stems are spindly but I prune mine when I do the rose bed in the spring. They have survived 2 winters here in Essex.

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 16:00

I don't think so as I bought them as a mixed spring flowering lot. The yellow and purple ones flowered together in March.

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