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Dahlias as cut flowers

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:56

I think so Lili - its certainly what I am doing.  Everyone says they must be deadheaded to keep them flowering.  My way is just "live-heading"

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:53

Love the bright colours Victoria - not clashing, just eye catching

No terracing David, but the rain soaks in rather than runs off.  The stone retaining wall is a sort of terrace I suppose.

lovely pics Yvie - i love phlox, and they do well for me here, so look forward to them coming out .... Half mine are flowering, the others are just on the brink


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 08:19

Oooooh - hope you sing along to Delilah Woody And good luck Clari And today is GH day KEF.??  So much going on


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 07:44

Not heard the thunder/ants theory before

Lie-in this morning as have a dentist to see.  Getting some gip so hope he finds the problem.  Will be mining salt remotely for the rest of the day .....might see if the extension lead for the laptop can make it onto the patio.  But keep that to yourselves - wouldn't want to give wfh a bad press

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 07:35

Thanks for your kind comments BM - yes I do all the gardening myself .... at weekends

Thats a good red on that verbena Lily

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:06

BM - i put a few pics on a couple of pages ago ..... And here's another just for you



Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:56

Well done on the code thing OL - you were the first to crack it.  Post a plant pic and we all dive in ...... post a code and we are all confuddled.  Never thought i'd feel so behind the curve when I am only 27

Speaking of which, time to find my pillow ....27 year olds can't cope with early mornings and late nights on the same day without getting v grumpy

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:49

Your garden is lovely BM - i love the cottagey look.  

Verdun - love that agastache/ echinacea combination - zingy.  How many summer skys did you plant together to get a clump that size?

David S - love your echinaceas (? Guessing thats what the pink pompom one is) too

keep the pics coming people -catching up on this thread is the best part of my evening 


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:27

Oops, just missed you Fairy


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:26

Ggirl - Losely Park is lovely - right near me.  The walled garden is all divided up, and they have a great white garden.  Might still be some roses too.  Sorry, don't understand codes

Just done the rounds with the hose - tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines and peppers coming along well.  Moved a bird feeder over to my aphid infested sweetpeas at the weekend, and i'm convinced it is making a difference already.  Have certainly seen loads of blue tit chicks in the garden.

glad the KEFs and Fidget had a lovely day  And that Lizzie is enjoying her Rose time And that Pandas roots are no more ..... And that st swithuns day has been nearly dry

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