London (change)
Today 13°C / 5°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 7°C

* Red Dahlia *


Latest posts by * Red Dahlia *

Fox gloves

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 22:10

So will my original plant last and flower again??

Fox gloves

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 21:24

Evening all

 

i took out 2 failing hollyhocks and replaced with 2 foxgloves. Apart from the fact that they looked stunning and had bees all over them. They were at the end of the flowering season but couldn't resist. I have planted and left alone and the flower stem is still on.

problem is I know nothing much about them. How long do they last for, are they only multiplied by seed. I have put them on the sunniest side of my garden as 'told' to by my dad. Any hints tips thoughts would be most welcome.

 

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 13:44

Oooh that's good to know. It's hellebores I'm particularly interested in and shade loving plants small compact types. Will have a look on eBay. 

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 11:38

It's exciting getting new flowers. Was tempted with the bareroot hellebore on the GW offer page but I'm unsure as there is the time debate!! :-/

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 10:08

i often wake up in the night and I prefer swapping to planning the garden rather than work!!! That's why I thought stay in bucket so easy to water and feed. Think I will have a winter if planning. Fun isn't it! just anything that won't pull to the light

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 09:57

i must have known you were going to say that. The purple sensation I have planted quite deep in my corner border, there was only 5 of those. All other bulbs are no bigger than my thumb nail so I have put in pots and will see what happens. 

for some unknown reason I woke at 3 and couldn't stop thinking about my conifer border. Think I may have to give this shady position some more thought. i was wondering if I could split my hostas into buckets and plant one there, but I fear the slugs will murder it!! operation move all tall perennials happened yesterday so there isn't many plants in that border now other than bulbs, pansies and a hellebore, heaucrA and a stocksia that hasn't flowered or grown in 2 years!!!

......the good guys

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 13:52

The big ones I am going to plonk in my boarder but the the lower growing ones I will pot up. do I need to give them space or can I pack them in??

......the good guys

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 13:45

I ordered some allium bulbs for just the postage cost from gardeners world, they came in october. However today I have another box of them land on my door. So do I call them to let them know or get them set in pots as I have no clue where to put them yet!!!!

......the good guys

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 22:51

Vernun I love this post!

 

used dobbies for seeds But never dared buy plants but may look at these places. Hopefully they will have 'sale' pages, I'm an avid bargain hunter!

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 07:29

i am Lincolnshire boarder with notts so yes a tad too far!!!

 

i have perennials that I took from cuttings that I pray overwinter in my mums unheated GH but I planted so many I hope to sell a few to passers by. Make some pennies. Or even friends and family for peanuts. Pray they overwinter pls. Txx

Discussions started by * Red Dahlia *

How to improve my water retention

Replies: 7    Views: 189
Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 20:47

Anti fungal help

Replies: 7    Views: 202
Last Post: 25/01/2014 at 14:53

Portugal - plants to survive

Replies: 4    Views: 187
Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 08:26

Gardeners world live

Replies: 11    Views: 254
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 13:58

HydrAngea macrophylla pink care

Replies: 3    Views: 191
Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 16:13

SPECIAL OFFER Sarcococca confusa

Replies: 37    Views: 788
Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 08:30

Gardening courses or classes - special treat

Replies: 2    Views: 181
Last Post: 14/01/2014 at 12:52

Lawn revival got me thinking

Replies: 18    Views: 620
Last Post: 13/01/2014 at 19:00

Cleome - garden revival

Replies: 19    Views: 665
Last Post: 12/01/2014 at 14:45

Poorly evergreen heaucra

Replies: 5    Views: 265
Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 09:51

Japanese anenome root cuttings

Replies: 2    Views: 257
Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 20:20

Fox gloves

Replies: 48    Views: 1671
Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 22:01

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Hellebore  
Replies: 110    Views: 4075
Last Post: 12/01/2014 at 22:20

Depth advice

Replies: 17    Views: 2867
Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 00:07

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Replies: 35    Views: 1111
Last Post: 18/11/2013 at 20:58
1 to 15 of 73 threads