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28/09/2012 at 22:22
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28/09/2012 at 22:50

What a nice show. I think the garden has enjoyed the rain this year more than the gardener has. My dahlias are looking good and a lavatera hasn't stopped flowering since June.  

29/09/2012 at 16:45

they look beautiful

29/09/2012 at 18:12

Strewberry, they are lovely dahlias.   I have never been able to grow them as the slugs always seem to get to them but after seeing all the posts and pictures I've decided to have another go next year. Some of the flowers are stunning. My honeysuckle is the only thing that is flowering well - there is also some cobaea that has been planted with it but I've given up now .  Not one solitary flower

29/09/2012 at 18:18

Strewberry - how do you keep the slugs off those lovely dahlias?  Like Jean, the slugs always win the battle.  I don't like using slug pellets as I have lots of wildlife visitors - maybe if I didn't feed them so much they would eat the slugs!

29/09/2012 at 18:19

I have a pretty flowerless garden right now, apart from the Pom pom Dahlias I grew from seed, which turned out well in the end.  (THe first lot got eaten by slugs) Have grown a few perennials from seed ready for early flowering next year.  Hopefully much more colour next year.

29/09/2012 at 20:35

Thanks guys , I am sorry to say we use slug pellets .But we only use it once .Because we plant so much the slugs gets fed up and move on to something else .We always seem to have more yellow than the others.

29/09/2012 at 21:08

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 Plants still looking good.

30/09/2012 at 14:35

one word Fantastic! what a joy to behold,don't know your secret but that is lovely.

30/09/2012 at 18:06

Your fuchsia is absolutely fabulously.

30/09/2012 at 20:33

A lot of hard work ,but we would not have it any other way . Love my garden and love gardening......

30/09/2012 at 20:55

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 Just a few more of my lovely garden 

30/09/2012 at 22:44

Strewberry your pics are inspiring, shows what can be done. I have a terrible slug and snail problem with no response to organic slug pellets. I think the slugs gobble them up too. Few thrushes and hedgehogs now, I put loads of slugs into my recycling bin but I think they find their way home again!

30/09/2012 at 22:52

What is your secret to getting such lovely fuchsia plants in pots? What do you feed them with - they look so healthy?

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