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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:10

Warning to bekkie's neighbours.......stay indoors tomorrow   No barbecues for a while 

Lesley, geum totally tangerine is fantastic plant.  If you keep removing spent flowers those orange flowers will flower for months   Mine lower in winter too

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 21:23

a couple of agastaches, echinaceas, grasses and anemone wild swan (minus its flowers...had chop few days back but soon reappear).  Echinacea Eldorado about to flower but show that with other heleniums later

my wonderful old dog Spike being the most important part of this picture

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52224.jpg?width=350

 

Dahlia Bishop's Children

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:55

Blightyman mam, in future plant dahlias as individual plants.  Prick  out the seedlings into their own pts and grow them on. If you have masses of seedlings they are unlikely to flower well.  Dahlias make very large plants and need space. 

Missing 38 Dahlias

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:49

Super sue, in future grow,them on in pots first then plant out as sizeable plants.  Still need to watch those slugs though 

Ajuga Burgundy Glow

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:45

Get acorus Ogon in there too.  Easy, low maintenance and evergreen 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:39

Silly me. Meant to post on hello FORKERS.  Confused by kiwiflier's brilliant garden 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:37

What a transformation above.  

Another scorcher today 

On my travels I dropped Imto a little nursery I've not been to for a while.  Picked up good red echinacea.....unnamed variety but I reckon I can narrow it down.  Ideal for a spot next to agastache summer sky and deschampsia and backed by helenium eldorado and purple foliage dahlia and fronted by artemisia Powys castle.  (it has clearly been cut back so I will let it flower now) 'if it looks good when helenium flowers...any day now...I will post a picture.

Forecast rain tomorrow, and quite a lot of it too, so lawns cut.  Sun back on Sunday 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:28

Bekkie, I am very fond of yellow Honka.  Check it out.  A delightful, simple, single, open "fIngered" flower.  unlike most dahlias 

Dahlia Bishop's Children

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:23

Morning blighty mam

Have you put several dahlia seedlIngs in one pot?  

I did same.  Have kept half a dozen that do well every year.  

Dahlias are only just starting to flower....they are mid summer to autumn so plenty  of time.  They suddenly are in flower from seemingly no sign of buds.  

Check for slugs and snails too. I'm sure flowers will come very soon 

(no tricks from seed.  They will form tubers...I guess you know that already.....that produce bigger and bigger plants year on year )

Leggy Violas

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:17

Yes, cut them back hard...every flower stem and scalp the leaves too.  Repot in fresh compost and add a little ferriliser.

Check for slugs though. Slugs love violas and it may be you have one or two lurking in there

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