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Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 16:42

Jo4eyes, know what you mean. ,some famiIy members I wish I knew.  

Japanese Anemone

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 16:38

Lulu, they spread vigorously.  You will be able to dig up numerous pieces in a couple of years.  Think Berghill is right......divided pieces will come true but seedlings ( not been aware they seed very easily though) could be hit n miss in quality.  And take longer.


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 16:31

Hiya woody....thank goodness there's a bloke here to talk real garden matters!  The chatty threads are massed by gossipy gals.......oops!  

The national collection is near Penzance here in Cornwall.   Got a couple of dahlias on order for spring delivery.  If wanted I can get their details 

Little Ann, I think it best to leave them intact now and, yes, separate in spring.  Each tuber group needs a piece of stem, don't forget 

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 11:38

It's a man thing corny 

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:16

Hiya lynn

Sounds quite exciting.......amd better than going to the gym 


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:13

I think woody has it spot on....much as I do too.

I keep many dahlias in the ground but also dig up varieties to pot up.  Been doing this for past couple of weeks.  I use 5 litre pots or smaller if I can easily pull apart.  I will label instead of guessing too this year.  If I have forgotten the variety name I write a brief description of it.

I too dont think frosting improves anything as long as tubers get a chance to dry off before any cold weather arrives.  Fatal to dig up in cold weather and hope they will dry out in the GH .....should anyone ever actually do that !

I once said dahlias aren't my favourite plants but I've come to enjoy them more this past year or so.....maybe sInce my visit to national dahlia collection not too far from me....and I have several varieties now.  The singles ....simple, subtle and charming...(bit like me ) .are now my favourite.

Serious! Really

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:59

Oh, a crackerjack pen or pencil 

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:58

I guess this is the time when we think about changing things......maybe  a whole border, maybe getting rid of that overgrown shrub or two that we really don't like anymore, maybe we want to but dont know what to plant and it's taking time and thought to decide.  Maybe to plant completely differently.  Maybe want to take a risk and invest in something a little pricey but nervous of doing it.

For me, a spontaneous urge to rip something out quickly turns into a must do.  Always satisfying though when a biggish no-longer-wanted  shrub or tree or overgrown perennial is  ripped out and a clean  planting space becomes available.

So, will you be a'rippin out something this autumn or want to?


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:45

Nooooooooo woody.  Summer is not over 


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:33

Hello forkers

Well fairy, sure your daughter enjoyed her party and you can always catch up on your sleep 

Seems okish here 

Loads of rain in the forecast to coincide with all those guy Fawkes celebrations 

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