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* Red Dahlia *

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:32
I just need some time in the garden when its warm enough for me to stomach doing it. My Hosta growing tips aren't even showing yet!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 09:51
I may leave last years newly set ones then as the root was not even orange size and hit the 6 year old one. It filled my tubs last year and when I had divided it the roots were still about a Half a foot by just tad more. I really want a Hosta ally!!!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 09:22
Oh so sorry. Last time I was helped out as I am on an iPhone and can't put the picture on. I seem to have trashed the Hosta thread! Oops!! Still wondering if I should split my hostas again. What do you think. The 6 year old I split in 2 last year, will it divide again!? How many do you divide into?


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 23:31


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 23:28
Thankyou. Have to say there have been some lovely responses and helpful people on here. Like minded I like to believe. I started gardening at hone last year and a lady I know in the next village invited me to look at her garden, she came to mine and she gave me so many things, including the red dahlia that she said... Are looking scrawny so if you don't take them I'm going to throw them. I cut all the dead out, watered and tried to care for them, they came back strong and were one if the highlights in the garden, especially as they were on death row. Another happy memory!!!! Will try and post a link to the pic. If you know what type of dahlias then pls tell me. They are corm less, just tiny seeds, I so so so hope they come, when indeed I sow them. Don't even know how!!!!


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:05
I agree and a few if the perennials we bought last year (spent a lot more than I should) were bought because I recognised then from growing up. Also bulbs and bits I pick up from days out or bargain finding trips and they stick in my mind. Like 50 gladioli bulbs for 50 p, they didn't flower last year but I'm hopeful for this year! My dad kept coming to see my garden last year and I know its tiny but we sat on the tiny decking looking out and he would tell me how much nicer it looked and I felt so proud.

I was given 5 dwarf red dahlias that stand only about 6-8 inches tall and they made such beautiful plants. Everyone mentioned them, I can't wait to sow the self collected seed (so hope I did it right) then I can give some away and make people smile too. X

Fencing for raised beds

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 18:51
Tempting as v beautiful but I know that bit would be my job to maintain and need to have a think. Saw some willow hurdles today. V v v cottagy but think I would need maybe 2.5-3ft deep


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 17:03
Makes you feel happy remembering the good times and always makes you think about your family when gardening! Thanks all x

Veg beds at front - how to make them attractive

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:31
There is a hedge at the bottom, that's my partners worry, but it is a small village. Like you say, just takes one person to make such a problem!

Veg beds at front - how to make them attractive

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:22
Would be much appreciated from people like me and again thanks. Was driving me crazy as people have asked for pics before and I couldn't oblige!

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