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Latest posts by diggingdoris

red robin tree problem

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:04

It does drop the older leaves at this time of year, but usually has red new leaves showing by now.

More Gardeners World Please

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:55

I agree that we need a longer programme. I goes so quickly, and I look at the clock and think OH NO Not 9 o'clock already.!

I find Monty very relaxed and soothing as well. A breath of fresh air at the end of a busy week. Love it!

Anyone know any good trees that like very wet ground??

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:50

My salix tortosa drinks gallons of water a day. It's 40 years old now, but it would be impossible to get on my garden till about June if I didn't have it. It's pretty with it's curly leaves  and twigs.

If this was Yours ...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:39

I like the white look if it's planted with the right stuff. I'd go with red white and blue planting, maybe with trailing blue lobelia, or bacopa over the sides to soften the look. I've got itchy fingers just thi9nking about the design. Lucky you!

How old is your houseplant?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:16

Yes I have a hoya as well, looking a bit sad as I gave it a haircut last year when the frame broke and so did some of the stems. It's now potted into new compost in 2 pots in different rooms to see if I can encourage it to bloom. Fabulous flowers but my husband hates the smell!

group 3 clematis

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 23:58

I'm Lincolnshire born and my Grantham family all used you I've moved south and now I've got the essex girl sayings, though not the white stilettos!

group 3 clematis

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 08:36

How lovely to hear mi duck Alan! Takes me back to my childhood. Are you a yellow belly?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 23:14

Lovely selection of plants witnessing. And no lawn to mow! Lucky you.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 15:51

Yes I call it a japonica quince, but proper name is chaenomeles speciosa.  My 6 ft tall one was grown from a 3inch piece broken from a neighbours one 44 years ago! Stunning flowers before the leaves appear. I'm trying to grow a clematis up it so that there is some interest when the flowers have gone. Has huge apple-like fruit on it, but don't try making quince jelly from them like I did. They are not the right fruit for it, just share the same name.

group 3 clematis

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 09:00

Yes Morrison's are good value plants. I bought a Hellebore there for £2 and its first winter it has 12 flowers on it! Most unexpected.

Discussions started by diggingdoris

Confused Crocus?

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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 11:18

Can you identify?

pink and purple wildflower 
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Last Post: 15/08/2015 at 21:36

Weeping fig losing leaves

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Last Post: 08/08/2015 at 19:53

yellowing leaves on bay

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Last Post: 04/08/2015 at 07:28

unused tea bag uses

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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 22:36

Tulip type name?

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Last Post: 11/05/2015 at 12:52

Anyone bought a bargain?

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Adding photos problem

Odd message 
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Can't load photos today

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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 23:11

Polish Spirit pruning

Too early? 
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Last Post: 18/02/2015 at 18:00

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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