Posted: 30/06/2014 at 07:32
Great, thanks Lesley. Rained immediately before. Rained immediately after. But amazingly given forecast not alt all during the party! With half hour to go before the party the organisers suggested calling it off. but I didn't fancy telling the 3 year old! So we went ahead and was fab! Happy child. Relieved parents. Thanks dove for sacrificing your washing, and everyone for your well wishes. I left a note on my other thread (who's favourite food is Fatsia japonica) but as title no longer related to the topic suspect it got lost! I do seem to be very tangential on this forum!
Went round garden removing broken branches last night due to hailstones. Gutted as leaves we're looking so healthy and now very scarred. Dahlias in particular are in a very bad way. I've removed some leaves but didn't want to overdo it. It's my first time growing them so don't really know anything about them. Will the leave grow back? There's buds at the bit where the leaf joins the stalk ( what's that called?). Are they leaf buds?