* Red Dahlia *

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Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 21:57

I have 3 hellebores flowering and one nearly trying. That makes me a happy bunny. I'm scared all my new buds are going to get frosted if the weather turns ????

Anti fungal help

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 14:53

ooops, that's typing on a phone for you!!!

Anti fungal help

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 21:56

3.5ft not 35, otherwise I would be in my element!!!

Anti fungal help

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 21:54

I wash everything and I am fastidious and water with tap water. My problem is space, I have a 5ft by 35 plastic greenhouse. Only a door for ventilation and as it has a green reinforced threat in a check pattern it suffers with not as much light. I'm just trying to do my best, things were slower and I got green mould and a grey powder mould. so anything to help that would be a bonus!

Anti fungal help

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 18:05

So how do I make an anti fungal spray??? Want to ensure I eliminate anything when bringing my cuttings home and sowing my seeds

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Posted: 23/01/2014 at 08:30

You make it sound sooo easy! Thankyou, will write in my notebook tonight. The agastache does this have to be lifted and brought in every winter even if not divided??

Portugal - plants to survive

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 08:26

Algarve so south!!! 

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Posted: 22/01/2014 at 22:36


* Red Dahlia * wrote (see)

Verdun you are truly evil what have you done I have just purchased 36 pounds worth of plants!!!!!!!! Maybe I should not admit to doing this when asked!!!! The plant fairy ordered them!!!

agastache red flame

dicentra spectBilis

echium. Russicum


euphorbia ascot

veronica Royal



anyone got and hints and tips on how to care for these plants. Ie when to prune, how to stop them going leggy etc

......the good guys

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:20

   It is not often I am lost for words but I truly am. I ordered from paddock plants on the recommendation if verdun. The customer service was truly amazing having recieved a a call 10 mins after I emailed a query in. 


My my plants arrived today, extremely well packaged and large Roots. The perennials all but one you can see is Alive.


my Christmas box is nearly 2 foot tall and smells amazing!! A really good company!!!!! Thanks verdun, also plants I hadn't heard of before so double bonus!

Portugal - plants to survive

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 12:20

Now here is a conundrum for everyone. My boss had asked me to post as she is desperate to put more flowers etc in her villa garden. She has a leaky hose system in place but the plants need to tolerate heat and drought conditions with a leaky hose.


she wondered about zinnia or dahlia! She visits every 9 weeks but over the hottest period she would be away for 3 months, but has got neighbours that would lightly water. 


at the moment she has fruit trees galore, but wants to expand into her beds and terrAcotta pots!  


So suggest away !!!

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