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Posted: 24/12/2014 at 20:18

That's pretty much how I plan to grow my pee gees Obelixx.....hard pruned, good soil and fertiliser in spring.  Never get hailstorm here that late so hopefully mine will be good

Hard pruning for biggest possible flowers but I anticipate some experimenting with degree of pruning in future years

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 20:02

Not a dahlia expert.....don't grow as many as Hostafan does but ....grow a fair number though ......but the secret of getting lots of flowers in the first year is to start them off early.

My method is to take them out of their bag asap and pot up in pots of dry mpc. Keep frost free in gh or comservstory.  in early spring start light watering and increase this the more green shoots you see and look to repot often.   I find small tubers flower later but still very floriferous.

oh, keep them labelled


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 10:17

Clarington. Santa has the ability to speak in thousands of accents and dialects so the Barnsley one is no trouble to him.  Don't doubt him now!  

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Posted: 24/12/2014 at 08:40

Nice Lily pilly 


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 08:39

Morning forkers

I have forgotten my dog too.  Better nip down to Asda and get some do nuts, dog treats asap.   Will be murder in shops 



Posted: 24/12/2014 at 00:06

Appreciate that Salino.  The paniculatas are supposed to be good in sun but mine will be in good deep soil with good moisture content.

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Posted: 24/12/2014 at 00:03

Heard today of another sad diagnosis today that, as fishy said, is very humbling.  

It's what this thread is for.  For sharing and hopefully easing some of these problems 


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 22:01

Hiya Lyn

looking great there. dont  have space you do 

decided on Limelight to go with my Kyushu. Already thought out position

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Posted: 23/12/2014 at 21:44

Sad story Charlie

I guess many of us have difficulty moving on (?)

you won't change your mind and accept the Christmas invitation?


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:49

Howdy folks. Hope most of you are well....I know many are not.

Punkdock, I guess nobody else can prevent those black clouds.  I can and do get them too but I have a niece who constantly rattles my cage and makes me aware she needs me.  Otherwise I think I would sink very low.  And the dark winter days make it all worse I think.  You sound a fun guy Punkdoc....maybe though a bit like me in sometimes going over the I hope you have the strength to cope 

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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