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Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 21:40



 there is a good link here... 

I am leaving most of mine in the ground this year, Piling on a big load of compost on top. The ones I left in last year were fine, I have too many to dig out, then theres the space to start them off. I have taken seeds as a precaution. When I did dig them up, this is how I did it.

Potted Climber for a Shady Wall

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 20:46

If you get a big pot and feed and water well,you can grow climbing hydrangea

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 18:44
Lyn wrote (see)

I have harvested loads of those pale ice blue delphs, also Helenium (I have never grown these from my own seeds though).

Still got most of these, any takers for Spring sowing.


Small pale blue scabious.          Cerinthe            Borage.         Dk blue delphiniums

White delphiniums                     Aquilegia..Pink      white          Dk blue    yellow

Foxgloves white..                       white/ red spots in throat.       Apricot

Stachys (lambs ears)                Lychnis coronaria                    Dianthus deltoides

Tall pink echium                        White cornflower                     White campion. 

Godetia                                     Nigella


my seeds from packets, most freebies from mag

Amaranthus Josephs coat

Aster Ostrich feather

Antirrhinum cheerio mixed

Aquilegia Yellow Bonnet

Bellis Large flower mixed

Calendula Balls improved orange opened but will be good

Cleome Rose Queen

  "    "     Helen Campbell White


Cornflower blue

      "       "   White

Cosmos Double click Snow Puff

  "           "             "Mixed colours

Cosmos Purity

Cosmos sensation mixed

Forget me not Blue Ball

Golden Berry Cape gooseberry

Gypsophila Elegans

Honesty MIxed

Lavatera silver cup

Mesembryanthemum Lunette

   "                "            Sparkles mixed

Morning glory Carnevale di venezia

Nigella mixed

Petunia Nana Compacta

Poppy ladybird

Poppy Fruit Punch

Sunflower F1 Full Sun (name not instructions)

Sweet Rocket

Verbena bonariensis






wot to do now

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 17:13

Do Yuccas grow off a trunk?, it doesnt look like mine.

Could it be some sort of Bromeliad?

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 16:59

Get the ladies to wee on it and not the men.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 17:48

RB! You have just reminded me, I really didnt mean to ignore you, will write soon. we are coping here, very busy, both have had chest infections and on antibiotics, but not too bad now. Dad was the worst, really high temp.

I have been trying to catch up on housework, mine and parents, thats a job on its own!

Indoor pepper Plants - Winter Care

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:58

They are so easy to grow from seed NB I dont think its worth the space to over winter. Some do, I dont.

I just buy a pepper of my choice from the supermarket or wherever you shop, take the seeds out and plant straight away in a pot, about 3 to each. They need warmth to start, I have never had a propagator or heat pad, kitchen windowsill is fine. 

I do find they germinate better from fresh seed, so I dont save now.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:53

Thats my tongue you're talking about there Fishy!

seeds or pelleted seeds

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:24

Fuchsias and begonias are sometimes plagued with vine weevil, tip all the plants out of the soil and put it on your compost heap, making sure you get every weevil out, the check the roots on the fuchsias,  If no weevils, cut off the very thick roots, you only need the fibrey bits, repot, then keep in a frost free greenhouse. Cut them back to about an inch when they show signs of shooting next spring.

With the begonias you dry them off on the bench, tap all the old soil off and wrap in paper, then keep in a  frost free shed.

Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:16

You're telling Porkies there Fishy, cos I dont remember you from back then.

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