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Monty Don.

Posted: Today at 23:04

I think GW is ok and i do watch it,  Monty seems a nice chap, i wouldn't mind a brew and chat with with him. It better than watching the rest of the rubbish on the TV these day, especially soaps i cant believe they are still going.

I wish they just put Football back on  

identification please

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:30

looks like malva alba variety 


Where's Mike?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 01:24

ohh motorbikes  interesting story you have there Mike. I also like my bikes i currently patrol the garden centers on my Triumph Daytona 675. I sure people look at me funny when i go to the GardenC on my bike. They must think what sort of a idiot comes to the GardenC on a motorbike.

But financially its a master plan , with it being a sports bike i can barely carry anything. So i basic i pick loads of goodies up but i cant take them home . So  only the special plants get a ride home on the Triumph.  Cant wait for spring though i can fill my rucksack full of bulbs/seeds 

Orchid lady - you sound just like my mum  she dislikes motorbikes aswell

plum tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:47

Hi derrick, have you got any pictures? i rake up and remove any fruit which is going moldy 

My first ever garden!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 22:09

Lovely garden/plants you have there Logan, that morning glory looks stunning if i was a bee i be going straight for it , it looks so enticing

Bonsai tree

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:34

Hi i not sure what it is but it looks a bit like a beech

Large dahlia advice wanted for first time grower

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:01

Hi , you dont have to do anything special for dahlias,  unless they are show plants . I planted one of my larger dahlias quite a bit ago now, its got one flower on and it looks great. I haven't done a thing, just planted it in the ground with some multi -compost and its off. I feed it yesterday with a high potash feed but only cause i was feeding the delphinium next to it ( hoping for a 2nd flush).  I probably feed them again throughout the year with a high potash feed to encourage flowering. They can be a bit greed dahlias, pinch the top out to make them more bushy but i just leave mine.

The tall variety usually need staking , dont forget to dead head aswell 

After first frost i cut them down to about 6 inch - bring them inside turn them upside down and let them dry - then store them in sharp sand for next year. 


Newbie help required

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:32

Hi welcome to the forum  - the picture looks like a Dicentra commonly know as bleeding heart. 

Your apples have Brown rot - remove affected fruit.


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 13:12

Hi liz i am sure you dont have blight, i suspected you have a leaf spot so did some digging for you. Septoria leaf spot, have a look online see what you think


Wisteria planting.

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 13:00

Hi flowerforbees, sorry to hear about the wisteria, i didnt think snails would go for a wisteria. You could try and combat the snails with copper - Vaseline ( spread around rim of pot ) beer traps maybe. you could try staking it temporary away from the wall until the plant new growth has matured. But it sound very difficult to stop them climbing up the wall 

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