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Latest posts by diggingdoris

Winter Readings

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 10:52

I recommend Carol Klein's Life in a cottage garden. This is written like a diary as well. Great photos as well as tips and hints. You don't have to be into cottage style gardening to find it useful. It is £20 new but well worth it. You may find it cheaper in a charity shop like I did.£3 bargain!

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 10:42

I also watch their feet, as I used to compete in Ballroom and Latin in my youth. So I agree with Len's comments each week. Yes it's an entertainment prog but the dancing sometimes seems to come second place to the posturing and posing in my view.

I also agree with Panda, that the costumes detracted from the dancing.

And poor Anton! Does he get to choose a partner or do they pick the most awkward women for him?

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 10:27

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63277.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

  'Fertilization'   best appreciated in full screen.

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 'Propagation' Who needs a heater?

 

Indoor Plant

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 11:55

Ok thanks , that sounds like the best option. Will look out for one of those.

Indoor Plant

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 11:43

I too have a dark corner of a room, and have tried all sorts of plants but eventually they expire, so I was pleased to see this thread. I think I'll buy a peace lily, though I was looking for something quite tall. Any suggestions?

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 11:30

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62914.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 who's a naughty boy then? (in my garden)

 

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Diamond drops on Alchemilla leaves.

 

 These last 4 pics were taken at Beth Chatto's garden this summer. I go there a lot as it's so peaceful and beautifully inspiring. 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 16:30

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62808.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 This orchid looks like a creature.

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This passionflower was the size of a 10p piece! But still perfect. 

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 Banana plant.

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 I loved the reflection from the glass roof.

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Taken in August at Kew Gardens. This was hanging down but I don't know how to turn it on here. Banana flower.

Well worth  a visit if you've never been. I took hundreds of photos but won't bore you with any more!

Hebe Black Knight

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:45

I've grown a good sturdy bush from a cutting, now about 2ft tall, but I still have not had a single flower on it yet. Am I expecting too much too soon? It must be 3-4 years old now, but do they not flower till they are older? Maybe someone can help Thanks

Hebe Help!!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:05

I have about 12 different ones in my garden and I'm on clay soil. They all do very well even the one in the bed that gets flooded after heavy rain, although that one must be 20 years old, so it's got used to it. The only one that hasn't flowered yet is Black Knight, but that's only been in 2 years and grown from a cutting, so no very big. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though as it's a late flowering one. So I suggest anyone with clay soils put some grit in the hole when planting. But I love this family of shrubs. Something for any place, Some grow tall , some short, spreading or upright , even some suitable for rockeries. With flowers that go on and on, what more could you ask for?

scilla peruviana

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:03

Eventually I've done as you suggested. there was one very large bulb in the centre and 6 others around it. After pulling them apart I've put the big one on it's own in a pot with new compost and the others all a 13inch pot together until they mature enough to flower. I gave everything a good liquid feed, like I do with my Lilies in pots after they've flowered. Fingers  crossed I may get one to flower next year.

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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