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I have just been to our local authority's nursery "leftover " sale of winter bedding plants and yes the pansies and violas were selling like hotcakes but the cyclamen were not even getting to reach the polytunnels before they were snapped up. It was like, as one lady put it, letting a horde of children loose in a sweet shop! Seeing the massed effect of so many cheerful- faced pansies was a sight for sore eyes even at eight o'clock in the morning. All I need now is a week of good weather so I can give my haul their winter quarters.
I have a plant growing in my dahlia container. it has leaves but no flowers at the moment, can anyone help me identify it please. how do I add a phot to my message Fred Mason
I have found that Chrysanthemums are probably my favorite flowers of all time. I do, however, did enjoy this post and what other people voted on what they thought was their favorite flowers for the various seasons. It's not unlike parts of this website, I've read recently, Gardening Made Easy, which has several wonderful tips and an easy-to-read ebook. Keep up the good work!
What a great idea to save money by buying spare plants in a sale at the local parks department. I haven't heard of these before. And freedfred87, try sending a photo by email attachment to Gardeners' World Magazine at, and we'll try and identify the plant for you. And like Ryan, my hardy chrysanths are coming into flower again. Aren't they reliable! Great value too.
My locak parks department (Kings Park Glasgow)has a great nursery dept which sells plants and at the end of spring they leave all the dug up tulips aside for the public to help themselves to them. My chrysanths are still trying to flower too!


Great money-saving tip, boabd. Certainly worth watching out for these freebies ... or should this be kept a secret or prevent too much demand? I wonder if other parks departments do the same thing?
Could you please advise me how to propagate and prune geraniums or which page i need to find this inormation. Thankyou. A Arthur
brilliant idea i must find out whether my local authority does this too.
i love the lupin it is in flower from may till late oct all i have to do is dead head what a plant

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