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Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:38

How many do you want Hosta?  

Mind you I saw an american prog online where masses of huge hostas grew.  Fantastic 


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:36

For me Guernsey, if you develop good strong plants by potting on regularly one dahlia will be enough for that container.,

It's what I do every year.  One plant grown well is far better than a packed-in bunch of weedy dahlias. So many presenters are shown stuffing containers like this. 

Cannas likewise are squeazed in with other plants.....for me again, one plant that grows several feet and flowers from mid summer 

Talkback: Shrubs that flower in February

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:26

Yes, you may be right Nut.  Shame though,

I had a moment of weaknesss at the garden centre...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:25

Edd, do nuts are good for you.    And you were WRONG......they do not grow when planted in the garden.  

Tetley I resemble that remark 

too much info Runny


Lovely day

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:18

Yes Caroline.  I have been cutting all winter prob every 2 weeks. Now with those nice new stripes my stripes 



Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:15

Pot on Caroline.  Pinch out tops too 

if your potting shed has good light you can move them there.....I think I would wait a couple days though as a couple of very cold nights are expected. 


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:11

Why not get a few hostas Hostafan?  They are wonderful foliage plants. ,I think you will quite like them .   Good luck with bloods and checks 

Rake recommendations

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:02


I need long handled tools too 

Not sure you need a stainless steel one though.  I choose according to feel, weight and comfort.  "using" it in store will help you decide. Brands no longer feature in my selection of tools.  

Comfort along the shaft is roughness that could become painful or irritation over prolonged use. 

Talkback: Shrubs that flower in February

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 16:36

Mine are in dryish,,poorish 7....soil and thrive.  .  Obviously at planting I imcorporated some compost etc and mulch every year.  Now 10 years plus 

Raspberry and Gooseberry Canes

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 16:33

Andy, heel them in for now.

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