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Posted: 23/08/2013 at 08:28

Couldn't reply earlier......can't stop dribbling over the iPad.  All this talk of cake!

Its looking like another sunny warm day but rain is forecast later.  I guess though we may need it.......oh yes, forecast now!  Some drizzle for a time but drying again and looking good.  Yippee! 

That cake talk has made me add toast to my's sublim, subleemi, suberlimin.....deep in my mind now to just eat!

Enjoy your day everyone.  Congrats to those passing exams.  Takes me back a bit


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 00:01

Matty, consider The Bishops Children.  I grew this selection from seed few years back to get same purple/dark folkage but with yellow, orange and various red colours.   And twynings After Eight......this has almost black foliage and white,flowers.  Very nice

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:39

Yep, we are looking into that Gilly.  We have never had the credit we deserve for the pasty, cream, daffodils, broccoli, etc erc from the English.  That's why we don't share the gulf stream influence with you up there........stir, stir, stir


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:32

Although not a huge fan of dahlias I have to confess to an increasing  fondness for them this year.

I have, I suppose, more than 20 growing in pots or in the garden and this year they have all been superb.  Some of them are new to me.  They have produced flowers for few weeks now and prob will do so right through to October or November

I used to think them too gaudy,brash and ungainly  but I am coming to appreciate them a little more now.

Dahlias?  Love em or hate em?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:17

Busy....temp in my garden at 3 today registered 32.  Mind you it's a walled garden and sheltered.  However, everyone was sweltering locally.  I think we prob had same sort of rainfall here too.....

I do love heat, ESP as I am so near the beach but we are invaded by the english af the moment.!!!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:10

Matty.  Try the original Honka.....the yellow one.  Same shape etc but a beautiful butter yellow.  Next to purple salvia Amistad it looks stunning.  May post a pic if I remember.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:04

That's just a web of lies Peter


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 20:16

Yep, agree with all of that.  

As beginners we want to find magical fertilisers that promise vigorous growth and huge flowers.  Then we learn.......a little fertiliser and moderate watering and allow the plant to grow slowly and surely. its own way and time.  

Organic fertilisers generally are ."safer" though.  They tend to release nutrients more slowly over a longer period.  


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 19:03

Think it's a bit late dianep.  In my experience they need warm conditions  and to grow unchecked.  I think they will germinate but we are in September soon with shorter days and cool nights.  October more so.  Good luck though dianep


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 18:55

A lot of fertiliser in dry comditions is not good for plants.  If its dry I would water well.  Did you apply fish blood and bone plus bone meal separately?  

What plants are there now?  

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