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Interest fro across the pond.

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:47

The whole world could have a profile on Mike by now, we know his name, address email, daughters maiden name, area she lives in grandchildrens names, previous jobs, and now contacted from someone abroad who wants to speak to him, so theres his phone number, not a good idea, rogues build up these profile and its not for friendly reasons.

Dahlia Bishop's Children

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:51

You dry them off with the old stalks on, then cut them back to about 2in

ches, then when they are completely dry, store them in newspaper, some peope use that, I keep any old compost from old plant pots dry and store in a cool place, if you havent got a greenhouse or shed, a cold place indoors will do

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I would advise only a couple in one pot though, they can grow about 2/3ft tall and quite wide. i only ever put one in a tub and then only in the first year

 

Out in the garden next year if you can.

You can take cuttings next year for your tubs, when they star shooting.

Cauliflower conundrum

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:33
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Cauli flowers ............... of course, that's what the white 'curd' is - the flower of the cauliflower - break it down into smaller pieces and you have 'florets'  http://www.cookthink.com/reference/120/How_to_cut_a_head_of_cauliflower_into_florets 

 

Now why didnt I know that, and there was me likening it to a blown brocalli head, nice flowers and seeds, perhaps the poster didnt know that either!!

Dahlia Bishop's Children

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:27

They grow fantasticly well from seeds but they are a late flowerer, give it time, its got to bloom thats its nature, unless the buds have been destroyed in any way, you will have a lovely show later, they bloom right up until the frost takes them.

Then they will have made a big tuber which you can keep in a frost free place and plant out again next year, where it will be even bigger and better, and which is the best thing, it will be food for even more bees.

no flowers and no sign of any

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:19

If its a paniculata, there was no need to prune in its 3rd year, they flower on this years growth so maybe you have cut the flowering stalks off, no amount of feed will bring them back, go easy on the pruning of young plants, let them get well established first.

If its not a paniculata, they bloom on older wood, which you have pruned out. 

My adivise would be just leave it and you will get flowers next year.

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:03

Dont worry about your ground or conditions, my ground is almost always wet, we live nearlly 1000ft up so a lot of the time in the clouds, the ground is very acid on the edge of Dartmoor,

My daughter lives where they mine clay in Cornwall so her soil is different again, they thrive well in both places and spread their seeds. We dug hundreds of seedlings up from her garden to give away.

I grew 100 from seed and put in another hundred of hers, all thriving well and flowering for the second year.

There will probably be some up for grabs next year as plants, she just throws the spares away, or I have a packet of seeds for free.

Cauliflower conundrum

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:50

Can you ear the flowers then, ?

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 23:06

Agree with fb, they are tough little wotsits get them out quick and they will flower for you in Sept/oct. Leave them then cut them down after the seeds have dropped or next spring and they will grow to 7ft next year.

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:45

I just love whatever grows for me, my plants choose me, not the other way round.

I cant afford to buy very much so lidls do for me, whatever colours they come. Mine is a cottage garden so anything goes, but i can understand the problem when you are trying to lay out a formal one.

In general i think lidls are ok.

 

phlox

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:38

Chop them back to a few inches from the ground, you will probably get a lovely late show.

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