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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 08:12

The blue one is wild chicory.it is very lax, flopping all over. If you enlarge it you can see the insect on the left flower. All the dahlias following it are this year's seedlings, making tubers in the veg patch. Late afternoon autumn Sun makes the flowers glow. There are quite a few terracotta coloured ones. I may plant them as a group next year.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 23:14


 I have to pick the best of the bishops babies dahlias to keep. I think this is a keeper. There is also a finely cut leaf one, but it hasn;t flowered yet.



 


 

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 23:08


 


 


 


 The orange dahlia at the back is over 6 ft.  Seedlings from  last year that I overwintered,

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:42

Well thats the big question. How hardy is it? I'm taking cuttings just in case.

Anyway, I can see a block of six plants together might look good. This is just one plant from a rooted cutting I bought in Spring.

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:09

OH wanted to let one grow up big and tall. Apart from upsetting the neighbour who is closest to it, by blocking out their light, and the hedge is about 15 ft from their back door, if it grows into a tree again , it will then be susceptible to Dutch Elm again. So it seems like elm has become a hedging tree not a tree tree.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:01


 I'm planning on leaving this in the ground and taking cuttings to overwinter. How hardy is it?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:55

I tripped yesterday. OH shouted at me because he said that the place should be tidier, and then I wouldn't have anything to fall over. I fell over the line prop that he had tidied up by the compost heap. I had a soft landing though. I fell into a builders bag of shreddings mixed with grass cuttings. I did need a bath and wash my hair.

Get well soon Dove.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:50

You can easily save seed. These were from seed I saved from last year. Also the plants form tubers that can be overwintered in a frost free place, and will flower earlier next year.

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:43

The  Elm shoots come from the roots, not the stump. They dont get diseased. Apparently they will only get diseased if we let them get above a certain height, because the insect vector flies high.??

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:39

I planted seeds into a plug tray, then potted on seedlings into 3 inch pots, then 3  plants into a 12 inch pot.  Ordinary multipurpose compost mixed with a bit extra blood fish and bone because I usually forget to supplementary feed.

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