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Posted: 08/11/2015 at 14:58

How do you know that Fairy?, I mean that"s preposterous.  Don't even own a bikini.  Besides it's a mankini 

three hours walking?  I think I would get bored.  I know people who go off for walking holidays and they enjoy them thoroughly.  Half an hour with the dog...maybe an enough.  You gotta be pretty fit Fairy 

surrounded  astilbe shogun with bowles golden grass that I grew on over fhe summer and cut back potted perennials to squeeze in polytunnel later.  It is so warm that nothing really benefits from being in gh right now.  



Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:37

Still dry here Fairy...





I'll get my coat 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:36

Actually meant bulblets.....?  Got me thinking now .  Tiny bulbs?  I call them bulblets.   Always several attached to the roots 

no get rid of those fine roots too. Best if you can dig up soil intact and offer them to a friend who irritates you 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:20

They are weedy, aren't they?  Molly (more yellow) rings a bell but I avoid those small flowered varieties like the plague.  Wonder if you are thinking about wild garlic...allium whose name I forget?  White flowers and grass like onion smelling leaves growing to about 8cm or so?  Again, digging thoroughly when you see them 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:12

Digging is effective if you can get all the bulbells out too.  Glyohosate does work but always the odd bulbell escapes.

a few years back I asked my local garden centre to get oxalis triangularis purpurea (think that's right) for me.  the manager thought it was enthusiasm I think rubbed off....with its purple foliage and white/pink flowers.  Soon learned it is difficult to eradicate.  The odd piece now and then crops up

the "wild" green sort is difficult,,isn't it?  I make a point of searching them out, trowel in hand to dig out soil and all.  


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:06

I guess it is the deadheading hour and a quarter . Nothing takes me that long     I have a nice pale,yellow scented variety.....slug,magnet though.....tucked away in a corner.  

agree we are all different....have a passion for taraxicum officiionale right now . Lovely yellow flowers ....some even in mid winter 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 12:55

Hello Michael.  What do you mean by "clusters"?  do you mean small round tubers?

could you post a picture?

What's going on?

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 12:47

Not perfect yet,,is it?    I often lose pms before I finish them too

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 08:20

Dividing dahlias is very, very easy.....second nature to me now and takes a couple of minutes. The quickest and best way to build up your stock of dahlias. I don't know why people suggest buds and cuttings when division will give larger plants for next season.  


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 07:38

Morning folks 

back from a walk with my dog.  Dry, bit breezy but warm.  

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