Chrissy the gardener

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Lifting Dahlias and Cannas

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:47

I live in the south west as well and I grow my cannas in large tubs and bring them in, I store them nearly dry in the pots in the summer house. I did leave some in the ground to see if they would over winter but no success so be sure and bring them in.

Dahalias I leave in the ground with a thick mulch on them, I feel they make better plants if you don't keep lifting them.

Im  on free draining soil if your soil is clay you will proberly have to lift your dahlias they will rot if they are standing in water.


Posted: 14/11/2016 at 19:48



Posted: 14/11/2016 at 19:02

ive been trying to get on the forum all day but there seems to have been a problem, anyone else had trouble or is it me ?

at last got on the forum on my I.pad you don't realise how much you enjoy the forum until for any reason you can't log on.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 11:01

Mmmm just like me 😉

Plant of the year

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 08:37

I bought a Salvia Dayglow this year, amazing colour flower.Not sure how hardy but took loads of cuttings it seems to be a very strong grower.

Plant I.d

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 22:14

Ladybird, Orieller did state that the labels were not for the plants shown so Echium was a suggestion of what they might be.

Plant I.d

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 21:12

Could it be Echium ?

Still picking raspberrys

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:31

It's been a great year for raspberries still picking my Autumn Treasure, don't bottle mine I just eat them everyday I like to eat fruit in season.

Dahlias in Devon - in the ground or not?

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:23

I live in Devon and I left them in the ground last year.

I cut them down after the first frost , mulched the bed with well rotted leaf mouldy and then covered with garden fleece . They were fine and even stronger in growth than previous years when I have lifted.

they are in a well draining bed but I do live on the edge of Dartmoor so the weather can be quite severe.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 18:07

Some more photos from my friends garden ,

Cornus Kousa fruit 

I hope you enjoy thease photos has much as I do.

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