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Overwintering dahlias in pots

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:21


i am leaving mine in the ground. I live in Surrey. And hoping that they survive the winter. I have mulch them. Let's wait and see what first year in growing this beautiful flowers..

Talkback: How to lift and store dahlias

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:40

My dahlia is still flowering and new buds are still coming through. Should I cut them all down. And put thick mulch to cover in winter as I am not planning to take them out from the ground. 

I welcome all your advise as this is my first year in gardening.

kind regards

Plants ID please

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 08:48

Hi All

I did not plant any of these plants this year or last. and as for the boarder plant No 1. it was not their last year. I have a whole boarder full of these plants. so have weed them out few and kept few to see what grows from it.

Thank you all. But hoping someone one tell me what is the plant in the 2nd photo.

Have a fab day

Plants ID please

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:56


I recently got a spur of plant appearing in my bedding. please can you advised if this is weed?


Plant no 2

This climber is growing in a very large pot where i was growing Strawberry this year.

Please can you give me the name of this climber?



Pear tree

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:24

hi Bob the gardener.

Thank you. My apple tree died last year not sure want went wrong. this year we had lots of pear fruit and now have only few. I.e about 10 on a whole tree...I have got the feed from the garden centre and have been feeding it and spraying the fruit friendly spray on the leaves too... lets hope that it does not affect the new planted apple tree.

thank you


What is invading my lawn

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 13:14

I have Very big cherry tree in my garden. Some of this suckers have sprouted about 30 feet from the tree.  Oh they will all have lovely coat of round up this evening.

Few roots I dug up last night are same as the photos of Vegemite.

happy gardening everyone

What is invading my lawn

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 15:51

Hi  All

I have this growing in my newly laid and old lawn.  I know during winter i had seen lots of small hole dug up by Squirrel and i am thinking is this peanut plant? or my Cheery tree is sprouting roots in my Lawn?

Pear Tree Leaf Photo -And what is happening to my pear tree. this is not rust so what is it?

 Many thank

Morus nigra

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:01

Hi. I have just bought my dad Morus Nigra for his garden for Father's Day present.

does anyone have this berry plant in their garden. Any advise would be appreciated.

it is in 12l pot and around 6feet tall.

thank youyou


Weed or boarder plant

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:47

Thank you all. I will keep it and see what grows on it..... And if I like it otherwise if will go in my compost heap.

happy gardening to you all

Weed or boarder plant

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:21

These plants are weeds or proper flowering plant?

Thank you

 Thank you

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Discussions started by Wanna be Gardner

Plants ID please

Please can you assist to identify the two plants 
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What is invading my lawn

Please help 
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Morus nigra

Any advice would be greatly appreciated 
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Weed or boarder plant

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Plants ID please

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Plant ID please

What is this plant called please? 
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What are these called

I know they are clematis 
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Plant ID please

What is this plant called please? Thank you 
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Plant ID please

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Plant identification

IS this weed? 
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Lawn Problem

Grass Identification 
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Please help identify this plant

it look like a jasmine.  
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T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Quality of the plants received 
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Black flies/Aphids on my very tall cherry tree

Cherry tree infestated with black aphids 
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Apple tree peeling its bark

problem with my apple tree 
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