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Latest posts by diggingdoris

Ads blocking the task bar

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 15:06

I've had the same problem and thought it was just my computer playing silly devils. I guess it's a glitch their end.

Why Miss Bateman?

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 14:47

My Miss Bateman has now got 3 lovely big blooms on it , admittedly they've all got small holes in which is probably due to the earwigs, that you all warned me about. This is it's fiirst year and I hope that as it gets taller, the flowers will be not so vunerable. They are only about 5inches from the ground. So looking forward to next year.

Plant without papers

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:10

Looks like Himalayan balsam to me. We used to have it in the garden when I was little and I loved to touch the seed pods and make them explode.Look at this.

Just purchased an Olive Tree

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:00

Yes I saw them there today as well, but I resisted as I'm sure they would need too much TLC in the winter months. I already have a patio peach that has to be molly-coddled for half the year! Good Luck!

tiny black bugs

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 13:55

A photo may help us identify.

A - Z for the beginner

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 11:56

I have the RHS 'garden plants and flowers-an  A-Z guide to the best plants for yoyr garden'. by Ian Spence. List price £19.99 on the cover. Mine was a present, but it's my favourite book of all my gardening ones, with big pictures and lots of info.10/10

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 11:49

I've got 6 pots full of lilies and have not found one bug yet. I think they are keeping hidden out of the rain! But the spray is at hand!

Talkback: Ground elder

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 11:46

I have it coming under the fence from next door and try to dig it up as soon as I spot it. Think I'll have some killer handy for the summer months as it tends to grow rapidly then. I would not put it in my compost bin, as the blighter is rampant given half a chance and would not want it all over the garden. It's the dustbin for my bits!


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 11:39

I put a trach.jasmine in last May and mine does not look good either. Most of the stems have brown leaves on and only a few green leaves left at the bottom near the soil. I'm hoping it will improve when the weather warms up.

Poorly lawn

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 11:36

Thanks Alina, gooness knows when that will be as we've had rain again overnight and as I speak guess what --it's raining!

Discussions started by diggingdoris

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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Too early for beans?

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perennial red salvia leaf

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Ear fungus

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Aquilegia shapes

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is this clematis cirrhosa?

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French blue lake sowing

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Jack's Magic MPC

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Mussel shell uses

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Rampant passionflower

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