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Latest posts by diggingdoris

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!

Poorly lawn

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 16:01

We have had so much rain here in Essex, ( ha ha drought!) and I have had a problem finding a dry spell to cut the lawn. I managed to do it yesterday as we had a dry morning for a change, but then I noticed these problems. We are on clay here and it takes forever to soak away after a downpour. The border edges are full to the top with water and there is something growing in it that looks like blanket weed. Green and fluffy/slimy. Also there are patches on the lawn that have a black mould/slime on the soil. I know these are both the result of so much rain but what can I do? The whole lawn area was piped and bore holes dug and filled with stones, before it was laid 40 years ago as we knew how clayey it was, but in all these years I've never seen it so bad. With more heavy rain forecast for the rest of the week here I don;t know what to do for the best.

white lilac?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 17:21

I have a white lilac 'Madame Lemoine' and the leaves do not look anything like yours. Is the white flower on the picture on the same plant?. Maybe a picture of the blossom would help.

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