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Dahlias..an unintended trial

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:51

Interesting. I left one Dahlia in the ground and it started to grow until I speared it in twane with my fork. It was very wet here in December, so am suprised to have seen it, as well as the Canna. Some Canna and Dahlia rotted for me in pots, even being in the garage from Nov-March. All lifted plants are fine. So my thoughts are leave them or dry them off properly and store.

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 17:26

Water in the morning. Plants take up water during the day and if you water at night/evening you are creating the perfect conditions for slugs and keeping plant roots damp all night.

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:11

Crocosmia. Pleasant but gosh it grows. Found it in the lawn, coming up gravel paths, miwed up in pots. Good thing I like the green leaves and yellow-orange 0r red flowers.

Talkback: How to make a garden pergola

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 09:41

Termites Andy? In the UK??

J Parkers let down

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:55
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning hollytree

I agree exactly with you.  Bulbs good but plants awful

Make that 3 agrees!

Bees in ground?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:41

It might just be a carpenter Bee or Leaf Cutter Bee.

neighbours fence

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 14:52

I would agree with Bob.

neighbours fence

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 13:53

Akebia and Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea) come to mind as does most Clematis and even the Kiwi Vine.

Has the nieghbour said that you can grow things on their fence? If it is theirs then you have no right to touch it - so no staining, painting, hanging clothes lines, plants etc on it. Better to ask (on paper in case they move) before adding vines to it.

HELP:Starting from Scratch!!

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:19

I would start by writing things down.

What do you want from the garden? Privacy, nice views, impress people, grow food?

Then plan where the sun is, where the soil is dry/damp. What you like or dislike

Basics are fork, spade, trowel, secateurs and mower.

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 09:51

Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) aka Mindanao Gum. Its bark looks like a child has painted it! Not at all hardy alas.

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