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Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 02:05

after being done with gaillardias-weedy, unkempt, trashy looking things-on a road trip this spring bought arizona apricot, golden goblin and an even more compact yellow. short stems so not floppy and long lasting so plants not constantly covered with spent bloom. still in bloom 3 mos later-if they make it through the winter i say yes yes yes.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 01:49

ms sponge the main roots probably wouldnt strike-there should be some nice roots coming off them-these are the ones you want-about an inch long and much less diameter than a pencil. pot in half sand half lite potting mix with the tops exactly at the surface put someplace protected and in about 6 weeks you should have some new plants. sorry if this is more information than you actually need. mine self sow most years but of course never in just the right place.                                                              p.s. make sure the potting medium is very firm so it wont shrink away from the roots

dahlias dahling

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:13

one grown from seed saved from last year-one a 99 cent special 

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:04

delphiniums were a wonder this year-kef and verdun anchusa very short lived but propagate very easily from root cuttings

dahlias dahling

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 22:08

 anyone know the name of this dahlia?


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:58

fg sorry to hear about the sting-was cutting back a johnsons blue and put my hand into ground wasps-thought i was stung once but found three stingers in a little triangle-doesnt hurt but man does it itch-benadryl the answer i hope. lovely weather here in the high 80s with a little wind.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:51

flumpy i do like your mums-wish i had the strength of character to grow good ones. the kind of wild woodsy acrid smell isnt bad.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:47

chris 65 that border is the bomb-mark great dahlias

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:34

thought op meant oh pleeeeze said in a certain tone of voice.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:19

perki your second pic is great-forester one off the best things about living in the desert is no slugs or snails.


Discussions started by david spikes

my favorite succulent

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hot composting

compost heaping 
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late bloomers 
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along came a spider

i'd run away too 
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autumn crocus

do you grow them 
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dahlias dahling

show us your best 
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whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
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sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
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phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
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great blue variegation first of its type 
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what were they thinking of

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great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

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searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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