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Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:53

I grew some Bishop's Children from seed last year in pots.   I have never over wintered dahlias and thought it was some kind of dark art.  I left them in their pots and put them in the garage then put them in a cold frame in April .  I am ridiculously chuffed that they have all sprouted and are looking strong!

Dividing Geranium Phaeum Now?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 16:07

Super, thank you, I'll crack on this week 

Dividing Geranium Phaeum Now?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 15:20

I've had a Google but couldn't really find much feedback.  I have a large clump I want to divide and replant around the garden.  The RHS says do it in Spring but would I be OK now?  I'd like to do it now to give it a bit of time to recover so it looks good next year.

Is lawn edging popular?

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:37

I have some Everedge which I shipped to Denmark from the UK a few years ago.  Still haven't got around to finishing it off as it was actually quite a faff to install.  There's only so much huffing and puffing I can take from hubby....

Seed saving

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 22:38

I got over excited and ended up with bazillions of dahlias (didn't realise how easy they are from seed!). My new rule is to plant in a 12 module seed tray and aim for 7 - 10 good plants.  I am busy sowing now for next year.  I find it more rewarding / succesful than sowing in the spring.


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 23:45

I'm having a similar problem with my Bishops Children, so very interested in any feedback.

Keep it or compost it? Plant ID

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 22:22

Thank you, I have now googled it and apparently it grows abundantly here in Denmark!  I think it is pretty so I shall keep it until it starts to set seed then pull it out. 

Keep it or compost it? Plant ID

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 22:14


I thought the leaves on this looked nice when it first appeared so I spared it from being weeded and it now has a nice flower.  What is it please? 



Plant ID please

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 23:53

I know it as belle de nuit, my French husband brought me back some seeds from his Father's garden, they were very easy to germinate. I have them in yellow and white as well as pink.

Over-excited novice gardener

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 22:22

Snap to the lupins, I have attempted growing cuttings a couple of times but they failed.  I really need to try again.  

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Keep it or compost it? Plant ID

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ID for a cute lily type thing

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Does this make me a garden snob?

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Dividing Geranium Rozanne now

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Two plant IDs please

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Plant Id

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Seed germination Rate

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How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

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How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

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Moving Scabiosa Plants

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Shrub identification please

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Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

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Courgette problem?

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