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Posted: 06/10/2013 at 14:52

No good whatsoever at flower arranging. 

Andy, well done...they all look artistically arranged.  Love my garden but putting things in a vase?    Not a skill I possess.  

Weather in far south west is cloudy but warm. A few miles to the east and apparently it's roasting.  Being on the coast has its downside with the rolling sea mists.  Losing my sun tan 

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 09:16

Red dahlia, for me the best way to grow lupins is to grow them on into 1 3 litre pots before planting out.  You then get lots of "energy" producing plenty of flower spikes.

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 09:05

Coys, clemaris Nellie moser would do well there. Lovely large flowers.  But, dig in plenty of goodness.

Look at brunnera hadspen cream ...variegated foliage and forget me not blue flowers in spring.  And geranium Margaret Wilson.

There was a thread recently where we suggested plants for dry shade

Dahlia losing it's flame

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 00:14

Maybe nip out tomorrow James.  

Used Ericaceous Soil

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 00:11


Used Ericaceous Soil

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 00:10

Just looked in....some of you guys still trouble and causing mischief 

Hiya Susan,  been gardening since about 21 I guess.  Cleared concrete and rubble and planted some climbers and got hooked.  Always felt gardening was for people who couldn't do anything else.  What a plonker I was!   Just passionate "plantsman" growing quite a large number of good plants, veg and fruit.

Dahlia losing it's flame

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 18:02

One of the dahlias I got.....v cheaply ....from national dahlia collection locally.....has just opened it's flowers.  Very, very late but what a lovely thing to behold.  Simple clear  pale yellow ......I love it.  .  It's quite compact. (well its in 5 litre pot) .....and loads of buds to come. ,down here it will flower well for some time now.  Squeezed it in next to anemone Wild Swan for now......looks like ice cream and custard.   


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 17:55

It's our Bwucie.,,

Fairygirl, glad ??ou like them.....they get better, much better, each year 

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 17:50

Red dahlia, for "slim height" check out the agastaches, veronicastrums and, of course,  verbena bonariensis.  And grasses....for impact, colour (yes, they flower...many of mine doing so now).....and movement plus staying power .

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 17:46


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