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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 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 00:20

It seems even when such large sums are spent like this people can still be mean with those things that cost so little.

I think leaving a loo roll is a considerate thing to do welsh onion 

Depth advice

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 00:07

Nut, I think I have to agree with you.  Many lily bulbs get smaller each year too.  Last year I potted some regale lilies in acid compost because there is an idea that this will produce bigger bulbs.  This summer I will know if this works.

Mottling on Japanese Azalea leaves

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 00:02

Hiya punkdoc, only said about moving it because Annie said she wants to not because it will cure anything.

If mine, I would certainly try to "clean" those leaves before any feed and mulch.  In any case, Annie has nothing to lose.


Sickly Camellia

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:03

Good enough for me woody 

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