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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Mushrooms in raised bed

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 09:39

Like Tootles,I dig them in too. We get a lot of them during this cooler damp weather. 

Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 09:36

That's the usual advice wgamst, but the weather has been so mild in most areas that plants could still be sitting in the ground till the end of the year and then rotting can be an issue instead. Lots of other forum members simply lift theirs at this time of year and store in the usual way to no ill effect. 


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 09:08

Morning all. Had a good sleep after dozing on the sofa till all hours...

Try that tonight bekkie..

We have no right to moan about our weather when you see that snow in Bill's pix do we? You stay cosy too Bill - hope it doesn't get that bad with you.

Damp here just now but hopefully it'll clear a bit and I can get started on the gravel - it eventually arrived at 4 yesterday.

Love the panda pix 

DD - keep your thumbs out the way.....or better still - suggest that he concretes a few posts in instead  

Off for a look round while I have another cuppa 

Over wintering dahlias and gladioli

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:17

I've bumped up the other dahlia thread Trubill.

It's called 'I cannot wait for the first frost'

I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:16

Bumping up for Trubill 

Over wintering dahlias and gladioli

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:14

Hi Trubill. This has been a frequent query recently as the mild weather has meant lots of plants still flowering when they'd usually be asleep for the winter! General opinion is no - they don't need to be blackened. Just lift and dry off as normal before storing. Gladioli are a bit different though as far as I'm aware. Most need to be protected by frost but it will depend where you live and what your conditions are. I'll try and find and bump up one of the other threads which might have the answers you're looking for 


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:00

Think they're all being collected and packed now lily. They email you to let you know when yours is coming. There's a lovely booklet with it too. On the downside, I heard that there have been people breaking into the vans being used for collecting, to steal them. Some recipients are also putting them on ebay for a profit. I don't expect they're donating that to charity either.

What the **** is wrong with people. 


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 12:38

Just thought I'd post this. It arrived ten minutes ago


House moving and needing plant advice

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:44

You can always take cuttings from favourite shrubs which are too big to move but it's probably a bit late now unfortunately. 

Most shrubs that are dormant are easy enough to move if you get a decent rootball on them. Don't let them get dried out before you pot them up or plant them in their new home. I've sometimes put stuff in black bin bags to move them when I don't have enough pots. They've always survived. Dug them out and shoved them in. Put them in as soon as I'd moved and they didn't even know they were in a different garden! 


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:38

Brilliant Steve! A lovely addition to your garden especially with your new pond installed as well. 

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