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Dahlia's - recommended sources?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 12:26

When you're saying big and blowsy, do you want  tall or dwarf plants. I had a beautiful cafe au lait last year, a taylors bulb I think, but it didn't flower until late September.  A dwarf bedding type will not need staking. I'm not sure about underplanting roses. Dahlias need digging up each year, disturbing rose roots. Dahlias need feeding through the flowering season, that would induce soft growth late in the season for roses.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 12:14

Brrr. Car says the temperature is 4degrees, but the wind is freezing. Real brass monkey weather. 

The new thermostat plug  I got for the greenhouse seems to work better than the frost stat on the heater. I've turned the heater on full, and plugged it in through the thermostat plug.

The little birds are stocking up on food. I see 2robins, a blue tit, a coal tit ,a nuthatch and half a dozen long tailed tits on the feeders. A sparrow and a couple of blackbirds on the floor.

Ive just eaten Verduns caramel cream filled donut as he doesnt seem to be around.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 09:08

Actually hosta, I fnd a slightly leaking face mask is really good for clearing sinuses. You cant beat a good saline nasal wash out. I wont elaborate further in case anyone is eating breakfast.

I'm glad you had a better nights sleep, Panda.  Maybe I should put my method of going to sleep on the end of the fantasy garden thread. Some may call it a form of self hypnosis, but it works for me. It involves imagining you are walking through a pleasant place... a fantasy garden will do, until you relax and fall asleep.

It's wet and horrible here. I have a few errands to do and a bit of shopping. Have a good day folks.

No good asking nicely...

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 08:40

Since all my fish died the year of the big freeze, I have not replaced them. There are frogs, toads and common newts in my pond. Every year the heron turns up at frog mating time for easy pickings. C'est la vie.

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 22:47

We all get to dream, Pat. Better than squabbling.

Plant labels

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 17:09

I use a Brother p touch GL 100 with laminated labels. They seem to last well.The unlaminated ones fade.

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 12:51


 Lunch on the terrace anyone?

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 12:15


 


 Blow and make a wish

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:58



 These ? There has to be a fairygirl in there.

 

Evergreen screening

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:42

If its fast growing, you will be forever having to clip it to keep it under control.

Yew or holly can be clipped into a nice evergreen hedge. Holly has the advantage it deters people from getting too close. You could probably get pot grown plants a couple of feet high, and they will grow about a foot a year.

You can get trough grown instant  hedge, ready done at a decent height but it will be expensive.

example

https://www.hedgesdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Instant_Hedging__Trough_Grown__Pre-Clipped.html

I have not used these so this is not a recommendation, just a suggestion.

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