diggingdoris


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Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:14

I bought one from the reduced shelf last year, but I can't see it anywhere yet. Thought maybe I'd lost it. I'll have to look closer to see if there's a shoot or two.

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 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.

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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Confused Crocus?

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Can you identify?

pink and purple wildflower 
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