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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 14:01

Not so hot but still beautiful day here. Couldn't resist yet another echinacea in flower outside a shop.  At this time of the year I pot on and enjoy flowers or remove them.  I grow these now for next year. 

This is when I decide which plants to move and often take the risk of doing so when they are In Full flower.  Going to swap helenium for veronicastrum and hope they won't notice the move.  They will teach get a cuppa and a biscuit after

Dwarf buddleia blue chip

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 13:52


You may well be feeding amd watering too fact I think you are.  Don't look after it too much, then watch it flower

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 20:19

Always trying to squeeze more scent Imto the garden nut.  Never grown mirabilis so will check it out. Thanks



Posted: 23/08/2013 at 20:10

Careful 2wheelgardener.  This forum does that.......irresistibly tempts you to buy everything

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 20:07

Can imagine it nut.  Lovely


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:40

I understamd the passion Bob. Once met a guy whose garden had nothing but dahlias.  Masses of colour, impressive stature and hardly room to turn.  And the guy was a the nicest sense of the word.  They just lack form amd structure don't they?  However, I'm enjoying every one on my garden just now so I guess I'm warming to them

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:33

Potty, it's been 50 degrees today.  Hottest day so far!    (for the rest of ??ou it's been cloudy, humid and very, very warm)

Evening folks.  Lots of cake talk but we fit n healthy Cornish only eat salads and raw meat.  

No autumn feel here then but darker evenings already ....must get all those cuttings not yet done sorted in next few days. 



Posted: 23/08/2013 at 18:00

Your choice to spray or not.  If you insert a couple of short canes into pots and place upturned pots of newspaper, straw etc at the tops,of the canes you should trap,those critters.  Do it overnight and in the morning carefully empty contents into a bag or onto paving etc and eliminate those ??ou see


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:24

Hey!  Sounds good. Thanks


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:19


No, if they are growing now ??ou did right thing....viz., getting them through the winter.  Are they in pots or in the ground?  Are there those pesky slugs about eating your buds?  Earwigs are a pest too of dahlia's.  There are organic ways of trapping them but you can spray for them.  

Are your dahlias growing well?  In pots they will need feeding.  Dahlias suddenly produce buds and flowers so all is not lost.  

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