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last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 11:38

I must admit as my Dahlia plants are growing in numbers (only the open flowered ones) I won't be lifting them, far too much of a hassle. If they survive they do, if not, I will buy fresh tubers each Spring. They are not expensive which makes it an easy choice.

last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 21:34

I had no interest in Dahlia's until I bought Dahlia 'Moonshine' and have never looked back. The open flowered varieties are invaluable to Bees and the Butterflies seem to like them too!  I now have a good few varieties and plan to have more, my garden is buzzing with Bees because of them.


Mystery Purchase- Beautiful..dusky maroon umbels

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 21:41

This plant was featured on GW tonight. It's Angelica gigas 'purple Angelica'.  Very beautiful and covered in flies! 

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:32

Berghill, we posted at the same time. Now I am looking forward to seeing just how tough it is here

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:29

Hmm, might have to have a rethink, it possibly was in a dry situation in the border. I will wait until Autumn to transplant it back into the border in a place where it won't dry out as quick. Thanks both for your answers, at least now I know it's a tough plant!!

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:26

As I have already lost one, I have dug up the other one and found it to have a good root stock with off-shoots appearing but the top growth looking like a dying plant. It is now in a large pot and given a good feed. Perhaps they don't like being in London clay so it is a case of kill or cure!!

Buying spring bulbs online

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:17

I find any bulbs from Taylors (a Lincolnshire company) are always good. Most garden centres stock them.  I have ordered online from 'Garden4less' and have been very pleased with my purchases.

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 09:33

Does anyone have any experience of this plant, should it be treated as an annual? I am about to dig up one from last year which has performed bady this year, and another has died.  They look so beautiful in the garden centre in their pots, should I leave them there?

Mystery Purchase- Beautiful..dusky maroon umbels

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 18:05

Yes, that's the one. Mine is growing very tall and upright as in the picture.

Mystery Purchase- Beautiful..dusky maroon umbels

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 12:17

It also looks very similar to Euportorium Maculatum.

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