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Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:41

I'm sure you will grow all those very well Tracey 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:37

I would never grow bamboo flowersforbees.  Ok there are some supposedly non invasive types but all are a big NO for me.  

How about growing miscanthus as a screen?  

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:33

What a wonderful day it will be when a cure for cancer is found 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:31

Tracey, sorry to seem over pedantic but they are corms not tubers.   Ok, who cares?  We all know what we mean 

Dahlia tubers.  Begonia corms.  And yes, you can keep them from year to year and they will produce bigger and better plants.  Keep vine weevils away and keep warm and dry over winter though. 

Yes, delay planting for a while yet.  The corms are started into growth in trays...for me anyway....and when shoots appear I pot them up. 

Hope this helps 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 20:21

Here I I so predictable?  

Talkback: Five of the best trees for small gardens

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 20:08

Hi higgy

What trees did you plant?  We all now know where to go for tree planting advice 

Talkback: Five of the best trees for small gardens

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:13

Now is best time to plant trees ogster 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:09

I'm here too 

Enjoy your jelly babies Panda   I'm staring at a box of liquorice all sorts wondering how to get to them without anyone knowing I've opened the box.  Maybe cut the tape, gently empty 3 or 4....or more......then tape it again.  Foolproof?  It's not cos I'm greedy it's more a devillish challenge 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:02

Agree with ??ou BLEEPBLEEP.

Tubers ......corms.....have a year already behind them. Not many of us want hundreds of begonias.

Quick Dahlia question

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:57

Dahlias can and do rot over winter.  Prob a slug was dining well on an already rotting dahlia.  

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