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Quick Dahlia question

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:57

Dahlias can and do rot over winter.  Prob a slug was dining well on an already rotting dahlia.  

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:52

Pentillie....THAT IS THE GREATEST NEWS.  Look to the future now 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:52

Nice Marion. Thanks. 

Young gooseberry plant - should the leaves fall off in winter?

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:36

Hiya rookie

Growing on a leg means having the main stem clear of shoots for a length of 20 to 40 cm.  it means more air circulation and prevents branches rooting into the soil.  Just remove branches too close to the soil and rub out any buds there too. None of this is crucial but it does make for a healthier bush amd that classy case shape.

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 07:41

Language Bob. !  

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 07:40

Pooortin, portenssshsli, pourtemshc.......that campanula is a bit invasive though chicky.    Ha ha 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 07:35

Hello forkers.....looks like chicky and Clari are only ones up. 

Busy morn so off soon

Always nice part of brekkie to visit the forum....see what you guys are up to .....nosey me. 

Busy day Clari.....exciting though eh?

Looks reasonable weather today.  

Puzzled by what I have read on leaf spot,please read my message if you can help

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 23:43

Yes Paul,

Leaf spot can be superficial blemishes or be more serious.  Leaf spot, for example, on hellebores can be hugely debilitating if it continues for couple of years.  Removing old leaves inthe autumn and a clean mulch minimises helleborus leaf spot plus removal during the growing season of leaves showing signs of it.  

Its important to recognise and identify leaf spots as they occur on different plants in order to protect them. Last year a friend lost her dwarf rhododendron because of leaf "spotting" that really was a form of phytophthora.  


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 23:31

Tracey, there is a thread about small on-line nurseries.  They are a great source of a wide range of plants.  Hopefully the comments on the forum will help you sort the "good guys" (another thread) from the bad guys.  

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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