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ant nests in lawn

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:51

Sally, use nematodes.  It is prob too late for this year now but use next year.  Totally safe.  Totally naturally 

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:41

No thats only a little bit mischievous 


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:38

Hiya there squelchyno

just do nothing....let them die down naturally. frosts will blacken the foliage

yes, bring them inside away from frosts.  Keep dry.  You can take tubers out of the pots or leave them in the pots. i prefer to take tubers out,,turn them upside down for any moisture lodging in the base of those old stems to drain away.  check the tubers are firm and dry.  You can then put them in cardboard boxes wrapped in newspaper.  Important to keep them frost free. Check they dont dehydrate too much.  In spring pot dahlias into your pots again but still keep dry.  As soon as you see shoots start to water just a little. You need to bring them into the light then too.  The earlier you start them into growth the bigger and better your dahlias will be.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 19:29

I'vw been really good today Gertie.  I was only notty last week 

Garden Wall..

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 18:42

If its sunny how about osteospermum? A cascading rosemary too would look good there....get one with bright blue flowers.  If it's not too cold check out convolvulous cneorum.....a silver cascading and mound forming beauty with glistening pure white summer flowers.  All these like good drainage.  nepeta too would grow there.

for the lower part.....artemisia? lily....?  A grass like stipa arundinacea?  Lavendar? Crocosmia?



Posted: 06/09/2015 at 18:26

Now that's something I don't grow...grapes. Nearly planted a field of them once....well part of one.  A friend's field ....sloping and south facing.  Facing St Michael's Mount actually.

pear tree

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 17:56

One pear is not enough AEE 


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 17:54

Bit shorter, more robust Dove

What to plant in front garden beds/borders?

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 17:52

Excellent BRISTOL86......,many of those I like very much.  Methimks you are going to enjoy your garden 

Enjoy your wine...well deserved 

Herbs - Pots or In The Soil

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:20

Agree...herbs outside and in the ground rather than in pots, except for mint which needs to be restrained

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Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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