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Dahlia Photos


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These were from last year and purchased from my favourite Ebay supplier Bulb1, (Garthwaite Nurseries).  Click here to visit Bulb1

Back Garden – March 2015

Video diary update of the back garden.  Not bothering with the front as there is zero progress to report!

Indoor Plants – March 2015

Seed trays and early dahlia tubers all in progress.  My little lavender plug plants are putting on growth but there is nowhere to plant them yet.  The race against time becomes more obvious!

My previous plan of putting up a temporary polytunnel is on the back burner as I can’t get the time off work to take delivery and build it.  Probably a blessing in disguise as I had a real feeling that once up it would not come back down again.

A Hellebore Arrives


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I had to post this photo on Gardeners World to find out what this plant is called.  I thought it was a snowdrop but now I can be quite proud that I am actually a Hellebore owner!

February Update

February 2015 and the winter is still in full swing, but a cheeky Dahlia picture brightens the page up a bit.

Now is the time for planning.  The main trees and shrubs are still in place so I can see what I will have to plant around.  While the plants are dormant in the low temperatures it is the ideal time to dig them up and relocate them.

Back Garden – Feb 2015

February Plans

Well it’s now February and the worst of the winter is hopefully over.  So, time to survey the mess and start thinking through what planting strategies and changes I am going to be making in the fast approaching Spring.

Two things are in my mind here.  Firstly having time to rearrange the plants to give me enough space to plant this season’s bulbs and tubers  Secondly getting it ready in time to avoid a late planting out.  Last year I was lucky winter came so late or I would not have had much of a growing season at all.