* Red Dahlia *

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What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 08:12
My only worry is the wind. They may catch it bad. I wash happy indeed and threw me!i do mowing and digging etc, but not going to stop this enthusiasm.

I also have 3 bags of sand sat next to the raised bed as apparently he wants to grow some giant flakkee carrots!

Also he was telling me last night that he has found the raised bed idea for the front of the house. Wait for it.... Tractor tyres!!!!

No way!!!!! That will look v odd and weird at the front!!! I was thinking oak sleepers and willow fence not tractor tyres!!!!

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 01:19
Thanks blackest. Can't post pictures direct from iPhone. I'm reliant on helpful PC people! I think I may need to think if more jobs!!!!

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 23:12
I left my boyfriend unattended today! He and the dog seemed to get a bright idea and now I have 2 arches in my tiny back garden and new guttering and Waterbutt (unfinished!) Apparently the arch near the veg bed if for our climbing French beans and the green arch near the lawn and boarders is for sweet peas. Didn't have the heart to tell him I'm about a month off planting any if those. Take a look and let me know what you think... http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/317412777503379456/photo/1


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 22:46
And I'm right in thinking if my seeds germinate well that I don't need to do any more in 2 weeks?!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 22:43
Been practicing on my paper pots. Got some reduced bulbs in 8 to see if they sprout, if so out in the garden they will go, just unsure of if I should put one or 2 seeds per pot? 2 then snip off the weakest???

Sweet peas that my mum gave me tonight, that she commandeered from a holiday cottage as a Norfolk souvenir, another happy thought for my garden. They will go 3 at a time in my paper pots Tom. I said I was going to the shed for 5 mins and my other half said no! He said Monty D has a lot to answer for!!!!

Aldi garden stuff

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:44
I bought some cutting and seed compost from aldi and it is lovely dark smooth stuff and was so do much cheaper than the John innes stuff a d to be honest I can't tell the difference. Just because I didn't want catching out I mixed it with the John innes and added vermiculite and its poised ready to go!!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:14
Also do you sow in trays or pots, really am a novice here. The dahlia and the marigold I will do in trays then pot on.


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:12
Will give it a whirl then whilst I am on a week off. I have the following seeds I need/want to sow. Which shall I get in now, which shall I wait for....

Red dahlia-dwarf -going to try these
Normal dahlia (stolen from my farthers bishop of llandaff or something)
Home collected African marigold
Sweet pea
French bean
Sugar snap pea

I have more I fancied but these are the ones I want!!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 20:48
That us a picture from about late August last year. As I say they were bound for the bin so I was quite chuffed with how they came through. I collected lots of the brown heads and an now waiting for some mythical signal to tell me when to plant some of the seeds I have waiting in the wings! I don't like the not knowing when to sow stuff and how. People keep telling me to hold off but books and Internet searches tell me they should be sown now. How does anyone know!!!!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:44
Thankyou all and especially Figrat for the help yet again with the pictures. Picture2 are the ??1.50 babies. Believe it or not the green and yellow variegated is the one on the left in picture 1.

The green and white variegated in picture 1 was one plant but I split into those 2 pots you see and it ballooned. It's now 7 years old and I will split this again I think. Can't afford tubs so will have to be builders buckets as they are only ??1.

The red flower is def a Dahlia (hence my name!!) just some type of dwarf.

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