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Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:56

Yes beaus mum, I am indeed the lead guy on beechgrove.    

An almost all year garden and plant mixing

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:42

Dahlias can be very effective in containers if fed well and soil is in good heart.  However, dont leave a dahlia in a container  over winter.  It will simply rot .

Why not plant wallflowers, violas, etc between your bulbs.  When they are over the spaces from these removed plants can be used for dahlias.  I would though plant bulbs close together and leave a central large space for a single dahlia.  One large dahlia is preferable (for me) to a few smaller ones. The coloured foliage varieties are excellent for this as they provide colour before they flower.  The Bishop and progeny are suggestions 

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:30

Ooooooooo!  That's what I could have written    I would do  exactly as obelixx said. Deep plantIng, good feeding, pruning hard back and keep watered when growth re starts and, yes, watch out for slugs n snails that rasp not just flowers but tendrils too.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:25

Bacon button and a lager? ..........delicious in the sunshine 

Missed beechgrove ...again.    Will watch it on I player later.  Enjoy this programme.

Gw was good this week too 

My lack of sleep is catching up on me a little.  Washed car though, took Spike, started cutting up a year old conifer trunk to burn ...all without any donuts ! 

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:43

Been thinking .   What makes me so indispensable, so modestly opinionated  and simply so,good for the forum?

Well, I am a simple Cornishman......that's sooooooooo important. 

I like me very much 

And what I say including my wonderful jokes is so important to my public out there  

What makes each of you as important (is this possible?) as me ? 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:33

Lyn I too feel so,sorry for your situation and wish you the best 


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:13

Good morning folks     Weather is looking good idea of the forecast but think it will stay tthat way

Bit tired.  Foolishly said I would pick my niece and her friend from nightclub last night.   First  it would be 2am, then 3 then nearly 4.  Back home for .....oh, I don't know....some sleep.  Don't really mind though........she enjoyed herself 

Got some  healthy looking white foxgloves recently.  Looking forward to those white spires next spring.

Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 00:15

Jack, yes weigela does seem to flower twice...or it will produce some flowers again at,odd times.

Dont "tidy up" your forsythia but it's worth pruning correctly.

Im sure your winter jasmine will flower at year's end and then you can resume annual pruning early in the year

Evergreen jasmine - when to prune?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 00:09

Exactly as Bob said.  The only truly evergreen outdoor jasmine I can think of is the winter jasmine.  This would be pruned in February or so after flowerimg.  

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 00:04


Leave it where it is.  However, because it has just been cut back have some fleece to hand to use if amd when it gets icy

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