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Presenter

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 12:00

Toby Buckland was not given a fair chance and I felt he was bogged down with a silly format.  He seemed very knowledgeable and he trialled plants ...I recall him comparing new varieties of echinaceas for example and experimenting with growth techniques.  Love to see him have his own show.

Toby.....er Verdun 

daliahs

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 11:51

Hiya Wadie

 I am in Cornwall and leave many dahlias in the ground over winter.  And they survive.  However, my soil is sandy loam....free draining.  

If you think the ground is soaked and will get even wetter ...and colder...you could lift a couple and pot up if the tubers are sound.  If they are sound it will also give you an idea as to how the remaining tubers are.  I would be inclined to dig them all up, even now, if you have the room to keep them dry and frost free.

I would pot up using dry compost ....do you have a greenhouse or porch, etc.?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 08:45

Good luck today Matty 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 08:44

KEF I've arranged for spring again this year ......to start late Feb 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 08:28

Getting windy.  Showers.  Chillier now than last night.  cold tonight, ice and snow in the forecast (hopefully here it will be just rain) and then very strong winds tomorrow.  Who said spring is just around the corner ?  Oh!  It was me 

keep warm and safe folks 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 23:26

Wishing your friend well Lily.  hope she will be ok 

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:18

Perhaps Montly will change  the format on next  GW.  It's become a little predictable now so a tweak here and there perhaps?  

Monty must have help,with his garden though.  That's fine.  Often I feel he is out of touch with most of us ......clearly money is no object for him.  Most of us cannot go and buy huge trees to plant for instant impact or rip out whole hedges to replace according to whim.  Because of his apparent plentiful supply of cash Monty often goes overboard without realising many of his adoring public are copying him.  He recently planted a very large bamboo in a pot I thought was far too small for It.....bet he will admit to that being a mistake !  

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:04

As I understand it, down here where it's mild and therefore unlikely to be affected by cold weather to darken the flowers,  limelight will be white in late June/early July and then develop subtle lime green flowers in late August.  I think Salvia Amistad would associate well with salvia uliginosa that grows 7' tall on another side.  Veronicastrums and purple leaved actea black negligee already there or there abouts plus Molina Windspiel.  I have a few imperata Red Baron too that could front path side.  A few options to consider methinks 

Bosch Rotak 36 Lawnmower

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 16:50

I have rotak 36 cordless mower.  It's been a brilliant machine but I cut my grass twice weekly and it copes with that.  level even surfaces but not sure how it would be with very long grass.

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 15:00

Interesting Obelixx that your limelight turns pinky red.  I think the more cold it gets the more red it becomes.  i too like the red dragon and deep blues

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