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Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 11:21

These dahlias were bought as tubers but the packs did not have a name on them.

I also have a plant given to me by a neighbour, who said it was a honeysuckle, but when the flowers opened they look more like a jasmine, so any help would be appreciated.

 Pom pom dahlia, but which one?

 The above one I also have as a red variety with yellow 'petals' and pale pink with white.

 A couple more dahlias I just spotted on Dahlia Deck that need id.

 The white dahlia in this pic needs an ID



Unknown plant

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 14:33

Could be an Asiatic lilly.

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 22:07

Its heading for that humid time of year when the ants send their winged brethren off into the unknown. Tomorrow or Friday.

Flower identification

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:39

They are a variety of allium, the leaves aren't right for agapanthus.

Problem neighbours

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 21:15

Definitely find out what he is using excessively, you don't want to be breathing that in and neither do your relatives. If the filter is full of flies why doesn't he just clean the filter? They will be bathing in a hot tub with weed killer in, yuck!

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 21:07

Yes go, see all you can, take lots of pictures and buy lots of plants

Cut down Perennial Poppy?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 20:58

You could try both, cut some down and leave some so you can save the seed and grow plants yourself for the clients garden or for you.

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 22:01

Nice cake Fishy.

My birthday is Monday 29th. I was supposed to be born today but was 3 days late. My 50th will be next year.

I hope you had a good birthday.

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:56

It was worthy of parks and gardens, but even though I'm a stay at home mum, I don't have the time to do that. And while he is busy on the lawn, who looks after the rest of his garden?


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 11:05

Someone posted this on Facebook, two minions made out of tyres with a not phormium plant in it


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Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
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How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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What has been your best buy? Mine was a flaming katy for £1.00 and a slipper orchid £9.99. Never seen one 'in the flesh' before so hope I can keep it going. 
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