Chrissy the gardener


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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.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 12:18

wonderful !! 


I love the leaf carpets.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 10:09

I know this is supposed to be autumn foilage but I just couldn't resist putting on this picture of my callicarpa, I just love it this time of year~~~~


Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 14:15

I'm glad you liked the photos Aym80


the acer is growing in a large pot because my soil is very alkaline so I have to feed it regular during the growing season, I use a ericacious feed and top dress it in the spring with ericacious compost. As for the size the acer is quite a few years old you have to be patient.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 11:35

I've just taken some photos in the rain in my garden,



I love the Hostas when they go this lovely buttery colour,



This is a Acer palmatum disectum just changing colour, sorry about the spelling.


the Virginia creepers in the other postings are wonderful.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 07:15

This is a acer in my friends garden yesterday,


Do you bubble wrap your greenhouse?

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 18:11

Loana did you see Fridays GW, Montys greenhouse was nicely wrapped up with bubble wrap.

Do you bubble wrap your greenhouse?

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 09:16

You can get bubble wrap at most garden centres , the one I go to sells both large bubbles and small but the large is better.


it sells for about £1.50a meter and if you are careful you can use the same pieces year on year.


its well worth the effort, I use a electric heater with it set just above frost and it works ok.



This is my greenhouse wrapped for the winter.

What tree is this?

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:44

It looks like some kind of sorbus.

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