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Help Please!

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 10:13

Do you have the Dahlia in an unheated greenhouse? My tubers are still in the garage resting, though it pushes up the odd shoot - I would like to put them outside in the greenhouse asap.

My Dahlia imperialis is in the bathroom (south facing window) and is romping away as it is inside. I want it to grow tall this year.

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:45

Not had any problems with Crocus and they normally have a good rep. Duchy nursery is good buy is now £12 delivery!

Who pays for Things

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 16:50

I never thought about who pays (apart from one episode of Beechgrove last year when a BBC Scotland reporter, Eleanor Bradford, had her new garden done by the team!!!, nothing like a bit of nepotism).

I suppose Monty is famous enough to get plants/greenhouses for free/substantial discount. When a plant is mentioned on TV its sales shoot up.

Help! What colour should I paint my fence?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 15:22

Sponge affect over that amount of fence is going to take a lot of work! It took me several days to stain my fencing using a brush.

Another shrivelled bamboo query...

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 15:19

I would keep it well watered and out of the wind. Wind can cause it to look worse than it is.

Help - should my acer palmatum be in acid soil?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 15:20

It is wrong advice based on that in nature they are found in dappled sun in woodlands. They like any loose compost, so any from the garden centre, with a mulch and feed and they will be fine.

Help! What colour should I paint my fence?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 14:18

I would paint all the fence and trellis in one colour. I also think dark stain makes the green of plants stand out.

I would paint with the pergola orange like this:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/lorees-dangerously-beautiful-garden-garden-tour-173945

Or paint the shed in yellow with the window trim in white to make it stand out like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/christellefv/6091058318/

If painting one stain the other like the fence for best effect.

Growing Eryngium

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 13:07

Sounds like you have a good spot. I have some in my garden. They easily get over 1-1.5 metres. Add grit to the planting hole and place at the back of the border. Apart from good sun and drainage and cutting them down nowish then they are easy.

Agave Seed Germination

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 20:59

Am thinking of buying some Agave to grow. Is it easy enough and when how fast from seedling to reasonable plant?

I was thinking of this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25-fresh-Agave-Seed-5-different-hardy-varieties-Free-Postage-P-P-/330899918471?pt=UK_HomeGarden_Garden_PlantsSeedsBulbs_JN&hash=item4d0b2c0e87

Mystery Plant (Again)

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 09:03

It responds well to cutting down to 6". It will restore bushiness.

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