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Hardy Chrysanthemums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:11

I have never grown Chrysanthemums at all. I saw this one in Lidl and it looked so lovely I had to have it. I'm not sure if they are truly hardy, I have had a hunt on the internet to try and find out some info and like you say they are described as half hardy. They like a sunny spot and may need staking from the Autumn winds we sometimes get and you can take cuttings from February to May. Hope yours survives and gives you plenty of flowers. Good Luck.

Hardy Chrysanthemums

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 16:00

I have just bought a Chrysanthemum from Lidl, it is huge. I am going to put it into a bigger pot and pop it into the greenhouse at night and bring it out in the morning just in case it doesn't like the cold nights. I do hope that I can keep it going for a long time.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:20

Lovely photos busy lizzie

Bournemoouth Air Show

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:18

Thank you for all of your comments. Philippa, You are so lucky to see bats I have never seen one.

Bournemoouth Air Show

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 17:26

Stood in my back garden watching for the Vulcan Bomber, didn't see the Bomber but saw this little beauty resting on my sweet peas, what a treat.


Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 13:29

I have grown Dahlias again this year and they are doing really well. The head broke off so I put it in a saucer of water to keep it going.

 My cucumbers are also doing well and one needs just a little support


Gardeners' World Zinnia Seeds...

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:41

Mine didn't come to anything either, grew a to a few inches then just died. Shame, because they are pretty.

A summer day in The Netherlands

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 18:27

I love your country, my husband and I have been many times staying at Duinrell, Wassenaar. What awful weather you have had. So sorry your garden has been so badly damaged but glad you are all safe and well.

Flying Ants

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 18:59

I have just been out into the garden to do RSPB Swift count, and the garden was filled flying ants. Its that time of year again when they leave the nest and take flight. What sight they are all flying around looking for a mate. I know some people don't like them when they are flying around, but it is nature and it is wonderful.

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 18:50

Oh I can not believe that you wish to get rid of this beautiful plant. I brought some back from Holland last year and this year they are flowering their socks off. I know they can be intrusive if not controlled but I love them and they are a very expensive plant to buy. They last so well in a vase as cut flowers too.

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Bournemoouth Air Show

What a Beauty 
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Flying Ants

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Bargain Plants

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How Tall are your Brussels Sprout

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Azalea Cuttings

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They Are Back

I think summer has arrived 
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Double Reply and Large Font

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Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I h... 
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This has been the first time I have grown marrows and they have grown so well, I only put two plants in. We have eaten some of them and with... 
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Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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They are so lovely 
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RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
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The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
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Still no emails

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