diggingdoris


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Colditz escape!

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 12:51

Just checked the greenhouse as it's been shut for about 3 weeks without me looking in it, and discovered a very neat 3 inch hole down and under the side of it and out into the garden. A creature obviously got trapped in there and had seen the film, so decided to tunnel under the perimeter like Charles Bronson! No wonder my  Jack Russell has been paying a lot of interest to that end of the garden. I just wish I knew what had made the hole.

Mussel shell uses

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 11:24

I put mine in the oven after I'd been baking, while oven was cooling down. It made them more crispy and  easier to crush. I put them in a carrier and and stood on them . Mind you with 8 kilos worth GG it could take you a while! I found the dog was interested in having a munch if I put them out without baking them. I dread to think what broken muscle shells would have done to his guts!

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 11:18

Yes I thought of that but they may give me a bag of crocuses again! Especially if there's a problem at their suppliers. Worth a try anyway. Thanks

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:33

I can't exactly dig them up and take them back to Wyevale for a refund can I?

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:03


 

No they haven't which has made me suspicious. I bought some iris reticulata  bulbs recently and I think there must have been a mistake as I'm sure these crocuses are coming up where I planted the irises. These look like crocus speciosus to me What do you think? I've never bought any of those!

Plant identity question..

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 16:31

What a beautiful border! Certainly something to aspire to.

Pot Roses

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 16:27

I've got two of those a red and a white one in pots on the patio. They don't get any special treatment through the winter and they bloom each year ok. The stems are spindly but I prune mine when I do the rose bed in the spring. They have survived 2 winters here in Essex.

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 16:00

I don't think so as I bought them as a mixed spring flowering lot. The yellow and purple ones flowered together in March.

Today's observations?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 15:58

Just saved a bee that had flown into a web. Fortunate as a great big spider was just about to have it for lunch with just seconds to spare!

Confused Crocus?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 15:39

Why are my purple crocuses blooming now?  According to my garden diary they bloomed for a week in March  these last two years. Very odd.

Discussions started by diggingdoris

is this unusual?

 
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plant ID please

 
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Mini roses being eaten

 
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Shrivelled tulip flowers

 
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Forsythia flowerless

 
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Amaryllis stem

 
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Amaryllis stem

 
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new layout

help with scrapbook 
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Clematis problem

Clematis ahead of themselves 
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evergree trellis cover

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repotting fig

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Early Hyacinth!

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Colditz escape!

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Last Post: 27/01/2016 at 08:58

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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