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Latest posts by Rosie31

pinching out dahlias

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:58

My dahlia tubers are sprouting nicely in trays of compost in the greenhouse. Some are getting too tall and leggy for my liking, but I don't want to put them out in the flower beds yet.  If I pinch out the shoots at the tip (like I would with sweet-peas) will that help them bulk up rather than just getting taller?

Newly emerging plants or weeds??

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:45

First one looks like ivy to me. 

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:16

Pongo helps me by softening up my gardening gloves.  Whenever I put them down.  He is obviously very concerned that my hands are protected by lots of lovely dog drool.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/73930.jpg?width=217&height=350&mode=max

 

Inspiration needed - small trees for large half cider barrels

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:17

I don't know if it would be happy in a barrel, but my all time favourite tree for year-round interest is an amelanchier.   Stunning white blossom in spring, nice black berries, wonderful autumn colour, and it keeps its shape quite nicely.

Someone more knowledgable than me will be able to say if a barrel would be Ok for it...

RHS Cardiff - what do you think?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:14

Just back from visiting RHS Spring Show at Cardiff.  It was nice, but I thought a bit under-whelming....I didn't see anything that really made me go "wow".  When I've been before there has always been something special, but I couldn't find it this year.

Am I just getting old and hard-to-please, or do others agree?

ID please

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:30

Yes, I'd say japanese anemone.  I love them but they do spread!

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 12:10

Ha, not in this country Ryan!

Loosing my followed threads

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:04

ah, that's a good idea Yviestevie.... thank you!

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:03

We're just re-watching all of the West Wing and I think it is even better second time through....absolute class!!

Also got hooked on Breaking Bad.

 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:00

We've got a banana that is doing pretty well - we've finally (after seven years) figured out the best way to protect it without it rotting!  For a couple of years it died back to nothing over winter but it still came back in the spring.

The dahlias are not strictly tropical but they do look good - especially the dark leaved ones with bright orange or red flowers.

I've done ricinus communatis from seed each year too, they are great!  But not this year because we've got a dog now and I can't risk anything that poisonous round him (labrador, will eat anything).

i think this year I'm going to try some of those exotic-looking annual climbers, put up a few obelisks and see what they look like peering out among the cannas...

Discussions started by Rosie31

pinching out dahlias

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Last Post: 12/05/2015 at 09:22

RHS Cardiff - what do you think?

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Last Post: 18/04/2015 at 16:26

Loosing my followed threads

Don't understand how to make sure I can 'follow' all the threads I'm contributing to 
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Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 18:04

Daphne is too big for her boots!

When and how to prune an overgrown daphne 
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Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 11:02

help with melons

how do i know when they are ready? 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 18:10

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

What do you do with them? 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 10:08

Suggestions please - shrubs for shade!

Shrubs for very shady, rocky bank 
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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 16:20

Fast (annual?) climbers for instant effect... now?

Suggestions please to cover obelisks quickly! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 22:03

Cut flowers at end of May

What would be in bloom then? 
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Last Post: 04/04/2014 at 08:34

Wisteria and dogs - poisonous?

Any dog owners out there? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 15:35

Protecting banana plants - suggestions?

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Last Post: 05/10/2013 at 23:05

Sweet peas in conservatory?

Advice please 
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Last Post: 27/04/2013 at 11:03
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