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Looking after Dahlias

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 15:17

I recently purchased two 'dying  dahlias' from a local flower garden. The gentleman here informed me that I should keep them dry, - or in sand throughout the winter?

Grateful for any advice on how to care for them and encourage new growth.

Lawn maintenance

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:51

Thanks both, although Im still a little confused. To fertilise or not at this point?


General purpose feeding

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:16

Many thanks once again..

Lawn maintenance

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:14

I had a new lawn laid last year and have mown it this week for the first time this year. It is slightly ragged in patches and the area that lies in the shade appears to have died.

I have bought lawn seed for shady lawns, and have read  Gardeners' World 12 week plan for a perfect lawn.

Do I now leave the lawn for a week or two prior to scarifying (which is exhausting as the lawn is a fair size) or do I need to take further action during the next week to assist it to its' full potential !!

I have bought chicken pellet fertiliser which I have read needs to be applied in about three to four weeks - If this is the case, do I sow new seed at the same time?



General purpose feeding

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 12:01

Apologies, mis spelt your name !!

General purpose feeding

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 12:00

Thanks Lesly

My two are too old to climb the few steps up to the garden the way, what is FY manure please?

General purpose feeding

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:23

Many thanks for all your suggestions 


Maintaining Clematis

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:25

Thank you very much.. I don't know what variety it is, but shall wait the flowers as outlined above and hope for good results !!

Thanks again



General purpose feeding

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:20

Many thanks 

Maintaining Clematis

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 09:44

I have clematis growing in a container. supported up the wall. They  have given lots of lovely white flowers years, although appear a bit few and far between in appearance, I wondered if, now that the new plants are growing I could encourage bushier flowers by pinching the tops of the plants ( I have heard of this method, but do not know what to do) and would appreciate any help at all)

Many thanks


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Looking after Dahlias

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Lawn maintenance

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General purpose feeding

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Dry Australian Tree Fern?

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Clear pond please !!

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Instant Colour needed

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Planting in Dappled shade

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