Latest posts by diggingdoris

Weeping fig losing leaves

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 19:43

My indoor fig is suddenly losing masses of leaves. It's been in the same position by a glass front door for 20 years and is 5ft tall.  I've been watering it a bit more than usual as we've had such scorching weather and it gets midday sun there. I've looked on websites and some say let it dry completely before watering, others say never let the compost dry right out. So I don't know if my watering has caused this or not. I know they usually lose a few leaves now and again, but I've never had this before.

Compost babies

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 19:36

They look rather big for baby mice!

Help With Everlasting Sweet Pea Seedlings

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 19:33

Well worth the patience, as once you've got them going, they'll be there year after year after year.........Mine are nearly 30yrs old! Might not be the originals, but they self seed easily. Good luck!

Tidying Lupins

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 19:07

Should I do that with mine as they have only been in the border about 6 weeks?

Short Variety Shrubs Suggestions?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:54

There are several short hebe varieties that are evergreen but will give summer flowers as well. They've some in a flower bed at my local supermarket and they look attractive all year. A good garden centre should have a selection.

identification of a rose plant

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:49

My first thought was Superstar. My neighbour has them, just like those.

Making cement planter

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:47

Yes it was on Beechgrove garden a few weeks ago.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:40

Depends what sort they are. Have you got a picture?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:36

Deadheaded the buddleia bushes to help them continue flowering as long as possible. Should water pots tonight as still no rain . Good weather for sunbathing, but borders are too dry to plant anything new. My clay soil is like concrete!

yellowing leaves on bay

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:41


My lollypop bay tree has leaves turning yellow from the edges. It is rather pot-bound and I wonder if that's the reason or if it's due to the dry weather. It's in a big pot but I may not have watered it enough. It looked really until recently, even bearing fluffy flowers. What sort of feed should I give it?


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