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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:58

I leave my dahlias in the ground in winter and most survive. Arabian nights, Park Princess, Bishop's Children (that I grew from seed) and some others even survived the year it was -17°! Pooh and the others I planted last year (forgotten names) all survived -10°. I live in Dordogne, winters are usually colder than in UK, last winter and spring were very wet, but years of manure and limestone rock under the earth mean my beds are well drained, although it was clay to start with.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 12:48

Has anyone else visited any gardens recently?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 12:45

I sowed asters twice this spring, but nothing happened. I sowed in trays in the GH just like the zinnias, French marigolds and petunias. Have you any tips, Marion, or was it a duff packet of seeds?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 11:05

Here is a pic earlier this year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31742.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 11:00

It's climbing rose Mme Alfred Carrière growing over a pillar about 2 1/2 metres tall that forms an arch with another pillar and a beam over some stone steps.

Fuschias

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:56

That was the one I thought it could be. It is a trailing variety. Now look it up and see if it's like yours. It isn't frost hardy, so you would have to bring it indoors in winter. It will lose it's leaves in winter.

Pruning

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:50

As it gets more mature even if you prune it after flowering, it will be over 6 feet tall.

Runners on new strawberry plants

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:47

Good answer from No expert, sounds like a Strawberry expert! Don't let them grow runners until they are nearly ready to replace, then you can pot up the rooted runners. But when young they need to put their energy into growing good roots and making strawberries.

Balling syndrome

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:42

You see it all the time here in France. Lovely flowering shrubs clipped out of recognition around supermarket car parks.

Identify a plant

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:40

It is a wild arum. Here is a site that tells you about it.

http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/arum_maculatum.htm

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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wyre-forest-why

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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Rose pruning and frost

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reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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