Latest posts by diggingdoris

Amaryllis stem

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 12:38

After nurturing last year's bulb for twelve months I was delighted to see a flower bud emerging. I have never managed to get one to flower twice before. Sadly the dog ran past it with a toy in his mouth and broke the three inch bud stem off. I was devastated and can see green appearing now but it looks like leaves. Is there a chance of another flower stem this year?

new layout

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 18:00

Many thanks for all your ideas.

new layout

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 11:20

I have not logged on for a while and thought I'd update my scrapbook with cuttings about the new plants I've bought recently. But when I get the plant info on screen there does not seem to be  a way of saving it to my scrapbook like there used to be. Can anyone advise me please? I always found it very useful to just click on my plant pictures for advice and info.

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 11:47

Many thanks. I planted it in the garden in October and it is looking very happy. In fact it seems to have grown already and is covered in fat buds, so I'm very happy.

Help needed for pot bound Camellia

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 15:15

I have a pot bound one as well but I'm worried about planting it in our clay soil. Any tips folks?

Dealing with garden drainage--clay soil.

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:03

Yes clay is a nuisance in the winter months, but it does have it's good side as well. It is great for trees and shrubs, and it holds nutrients very well. Over time I've learnt by trial and error what grows best in this type of soil, and it's rewarding to see improvement over the years by adding organic matter, grit etc. There's lots of advice on web pages. Good Luck!


Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:26

Also did you plant them deep enough? I've replanted some of my blind ones about 4 inches deep and this time they've flowered. Maybe mine needed a years rest, but I think they were too shallow.

Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:17

I have a clay soil and have self seeding nigellas come up every year. Unless you collected every single seed pod you'll probably find little fluffy leaves appearing near where the old plant was. In fact I have some babies already 8 inches tall growing from self seeding. Go and check before you start sowing.

Clematis problem

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:03

As most things in the garden are early this year I thought I'd better check with you all about my clems. The ones that should be trimmed end of Feb begin of March, have flower buds on already and it seems a shame to cut them off. What should I do please?

evergree trellis cover

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 13:30

My son wants to fix  trellis panels to make his fence taller and wants to put a climber on it to hide the neighbouring building. So something evergreen would be best. He suggested Russian Vine for quick cover but I told him to beware of this as it will take over the rest o the garden. Has anyone any suggestions please?

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