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Gardeners world

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 08:04

Oooo.  Gw was about grasses!  Will lookofof ward to that (recording) later

Border Ideas

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:27

Hope stillearning hasn't given up on us.  


Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:17

Think we are agreed......dahlias do all form tubers eventually

Border Ideas

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 21:24

Hiya Stilllearning

You seem to have been overlooked....the forum has been having problems lately so maybe that's why.

It seems you get very little sun there.  How much sun do you get?  Would you say it was shady and dry?  Your lavendars ?  Are they in a sunnier position?

Schizostylis need lots of sun and reasonable seems you are giving them very little sun and dry soil.  Don't think they will do well there at all.  By the way, they flower now not,during the summer.  Same with your may not be sunny enough. 

So, can you say how sunny it is there?  And can you enrich your soil?  There are plants for dry shade and it may well be those you need.  

F1...Good or Bad

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 19:49

Hey MrsGarden, was that a joke?  You could have entered it in the jokes thread for a poss prize!

Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 19:39

If I was to guess, I would say they form roots and then, when ready, form tubers.  The natural habit of with some tender to, eventually, form tubers.

Gardeners world

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 19:27

Ok, thanks chicky. ,will look out for that

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 18:58

What's brown and sticky?   A stick.  

Whats  red, round and tasty?   A tomato.......well, wot did u expect?  

What veg is always cracking jokes?  A pun kin.

Look, it's hard to be inventive when my lovely old dog's resting his head on my knee pleading for a walk. 

Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 18:47

This is an interesting question.  I think they all do form tubers after a season's growth but, although I grow several dahlias, I do not know for sure.  Every dahlia for me has formed tubers.

Dahlias are tender perennials ..  Or, ..are some simply annuals?  

Gardeners world

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 18:43

Look forward to seeing gardeners world....usually record it though to watch later.  Beechgrove last night was  so relaxing.  Enjoyed it but, again, nothing to inspire, challenge or excite. 

Toby Buckland, for me, is excellent and would like to see him or Andy Sturgeon presenting a programme about plants.  The two,together would be brilliant.  Gardeners question time on the radio is good but rarely have time to listen or I forget.

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