diggingdoris


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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 it.like 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.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 16:24

That's my neighbours ash tree. Well it was, until a few weeks back when the whole family decided to cut it down then got fed up! It's certainly an eyesore! But at least I won't get all the leaf drop that I've had in previous years.

The tree on the right is my twisted willow that has just had a haircut. About every 5 years we have it topped a bit. Within a year it will be a big green lollypop shape.

Can anyone identify please?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 16:16

Yes I have a neighbour with a carex and it seeds all over my border. I'm always digging them up.

group 3 clematis

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 15:50

Alan I have the same thing. Bought a Warsaw Nike type 3 clem 7 weeks ago and it has grown to about 3ft and has flower buds on it! I didn't expect those yet.

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