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Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:48

Morning all.

Frost overnight, but sunny now and warming up.

Plan to get rest of the Dahlias potted up today.

I grow 5 types of Cannas, although not sure what all of them are, as grown from half inched seed, obtained from garden visits. Grew Tropicana Black for first time last year, nice plant.


Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:38

Your compost heap is not getting hot enough to kill the seeds. this is not unusual, many of our heaps are similar.

Why are the leaves of my tulips mouldy?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:37

Tulip fire? A virus that affects Tulips. Not treatable I'm afraid.

Acer Palmatum 'Little Princess'

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 11:50

Acers like partial shade, in a sheltered spot, they do not like wind.

They are woodland plants and would preferably choose a slightly acid soil. I would use a mixture of John Innes 3 / Ericaceous compost / leaf mold.

Without seeing the plant hard to comment on removing the cane.

Does anyone recognise this dahlia?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 11:45

Love the Honka series, very different flowers from most Dahlias. They had a lovely collection at the Garden House in Devon, when I visited a few years ago.


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:53

Morning all.

Blowy with imminent rain here.

Managed to give lawns their first cut yesterday, they look slightly better for it.

Might start potting up the Dahlias today.

Have fun everyone.

Repotting pond iris

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 23:10

I think we all know you dislike him by now.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 15:24

I grow several different types, all in varying degrees of shade, including a lovely white one [ forgotten name ] in almost complete shade.

Worth remembering that most die down in summer, so try and remember where you have planted them.

Help deciding colour of new fence

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 13:49

It might also be worth considering that, a darker colour will tend to recede in to the background and a lighter colour will tend to be more prominent.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 11:55

KEF, I hope it wasn't something I said!

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