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Latest posts by Bluebaron

Rotting Dahlias

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:44
I went to check on my dahlias which I am storing in my garage. They are packed in dry compost in mushroom boxes so plenty of air around them. Trouble is many have rotted through and a lot are covered with a white mould. Any ideas how to save them? I was considering just potting them up now. Im guessing its a bit damp maybe I could try moving them indoors for a while?

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:00

Great video thanks. Roll on March and down it comes!

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:00


Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:53


I have a climbing rose that is now about 15' high up against south facing wall. I have 3 good size 'stems' and then it branches out to about 20 feet.

The trouble is i have no growth below the 15'. I am hesitant to cut of even one of the main stems but is this the only way i will promote a new stem to grow?

Im guessing the reason why i have no growth in the first 15 feet is that there was a honeysuckle there which i cut back hard last year as it was a tangled mess. 

Ill try and upload a photo in a bit

Raspberry Canes

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 15:09

Well they are in. I put in three varieties from Marshalls.

They are about 12 inches high, now i've planted wasn't sure whether to cut down to soil level? Most of the canes had very little root on them.


Raspberry Canes

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:27
Ordered mine last week expecting a February March delivery but turned up today!
At least it's not raining so off to replace my raspberry bed.

It's about 10 years old and starting to wane. I have gone for half summer and half autumn.

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 11:40


I agree but you need to start with something. 

"but get close up and its all clover, dandelions, bits of moss and other undesirables"

If the lawn has not much grass to start with might as well strip it off and start again then follow procedure as you have said.

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:10
By the time you spend all that time and money on treating it maybe just rip it up and seed/turf. It will give you a fresh start and something to move forward with.

I have a very large lawn and have spent about ??400 trying to get it better shape. Although after 18 months it's getting better I can't help feeling that ??1000 spent in the first place would have been the way to go.

Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 12:36

Use the felt to waterproof then clad with fencing (featherboards).

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 18:41

Well i have no clumps at all now just tubers!


Discussions started by Bluebaron

Greenhouse bar capping

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Last Post: 18/03/2015 at 18:52

Dismantling a wooden glasshouse

How would you approach it? 
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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 00:25

Are you brave enough?

Starting again 
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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 18:49

Rotting Dahlias

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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 18:23

Climbing Rose

How to promote new growth 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 14:00

Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 20:27

Rhs plant shop

Is this a rip off? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 08:10

plant IDS

Idi think its a weed? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 12:43

Bargins on the high street

great discounts on garden stuff 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 16:12

garden help

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:02

californian poppy spotting

Spotting my seedlings 
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Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 00:10


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My first year in the vegetable garden

allotment photo 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 22:02

black spots on bush

ID Please 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:45

over crowding

what to cut back in overcrowded border 
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