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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 08:28

Hello FORKERS.  Damp here but, again, mild.

Chicky......yep, birthday plants are nice to get, aren't they?

Actually I could have been the first to post today because I was up and about thinking about workIng very very hard at 5 am. 

Time to clean out GH today or soon anyway.  Will try Brumbull's winter dip too

Have good day folks

 

Pruning dahlias and gladioli

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 00:05

Don't lose any dahlias  or gladioli down here if left in the ground   However I lift some to divide and pot up and the then vacant ground is a site for wallflowers etc.  dahlias tend to get huge too if left in the ground every year.

However, Tomsk no, don't  cut the green healthy stemS of gladioli yet.  Let them die down naturally. You can then lift them, dry them off and keep them frost free until spring.  Planting dahlias and gladioli together does not make sense to me.  Next year your dahlias will overwhelm the gladioli....you,won't see the latter.  If you plant daffs with dahlias you can't protect the dahlias so I would cover dahlias with straw or fleece and cover with bell cloche

Disillusioned

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 23:47

Hee hee hee, snigger, snigger snigger 

How did you know I was fibbin?  Is it cos I am Cornish?  

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 23:28

Slightly different beast  Coys.  Could I suggest you grow them in pots?  Then top dress with grit or gravel.  It protects the white flowers from being splashed by wet soil when it rains. The Lenten rose, helleborus orientals, is the beauty of the group and you will see them in the GC in spring. Go early to pick the best colours 

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:54

Fantastic woody

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:53

Coys, did I suggest hellebores?  My favourite spring flowers.  Dont get them now if you want one or two but wait until the spring and you can see the quality and colour of the flower. If you want nice evergreen foliage, exciting colourful fat buds emerging in late winter and then fantastic flowers for weeks on end check out hellebores, ESP fhe orientallis type. Many of us here have become addicts and there is no cure  Lol

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:44

Hey Woody.  That was lovely post.  So it's the two of you, still, gardening together in a way.  Must be comforting.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:16

Hey Stacey.  Why is Brumbull getting all the cake?  

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:02

Bob, knew you were a knowledgeable plantsman but these photos were well worth waiting for.  Top respect.  Love the slate.  The whole thing looks brilliant.  I too would like to know what your planting plans are.  And the trellis?  Ideas yet?  How did you "sort" your soil?  What mix?  

Got to say I'm impressed with the quality of preparation too. For me, its the most important part but most people shortcut it.  

lets chat

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 19:43

Can we not post on this thread again.......please ?  

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