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Just a few Dahlias and Fuschias. We finally are having some dry days. It gives the grass a chance to dry out a bit and flower heads to blossom without rotting.

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Wow you ve got some beauties there Linda.

15 Aug, 2015

 

Some lovely dahlias there - given up on them here as its just money and labour to feed the snails...

15 Aug, 2015

 

Yes, the sun makes everything look better.That bottom photo is glowing with colour!

15 Aug, 2015

 

Wonderful colour in your garden Linda! I hope we have a few dry days now...we really need it!

15 Aug, 2015

 

Its just been the luck of the draw this summer hasnt it Snoop? Youre either under the clouds...or not. Hope you get some good rain soon.

15 Aug, 2015

 

We had good rain Friday, its done good

Linda that is lovely love all those colours, the peach dahlia is my favourite, love dahlias but hate how we have to lift them and dry them off too much hassle for me. lol. Lazy gardener that I am. Glad you got some sunshine at last, it does lift the spirits. :O)

16 Aug, 2015

 

To see dahlias unscathed is a wondrous sight! They are really lovely and I particularly like the white ones.

Ours are a sorry sight this year - count the holes!!

16 Aug, 2015

 

So pretty. I love dahlias. Do you find earwigs like them also?

16 Aug, 2015

 

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I have my Dahlias in large black pots. I winter them in the garage dry in their pots and at the first sign of life in March I bring them out into the greenhouse and change the soil I add bonemeal at this point. It keeps them happy and the slug pellets deal with the slugs. Sorry to those of you who hate slug pellets. I haven't noticed any earwigs Eirlys but I will keep an eye on them just in case. Not lifting them and drying them out removes the hassle Olive. The weather here has been lovely for the past few days. The rain is waiting for my sister-in-law to arrive at the end of the week. :0/ A bit of sun make everything look better Hywel.

16 Aug, 2015

 

I like the white ones too Wildrose. :0)

16 Aug, 2015

 

I like your Dahlia method Linda. I think I'll try it next time. Mine are in the ground, but I could pot them up in to big pots in the autumn.

16 Aug, 2015

 

might give it a go next year now I have the greenhouse to store them over winter.

16 Aug, 2015

 

They are really big and the leaves are good very little damage.

16 Aug, 2015

 

I've got a nice glass of Rioja now Linda!

16 Aug, 2015

 

This had made interesting reading, Linda. I lost many Dahlias one wet Winter, thought they would be ok down here. This year I have some in pots, sad to say they are being shredded by Earwigs, Slugs and Snails! Perhaps I should just give up on Dahlias ... :o(

16 Aug, 2015

 

Lovely Linda. Is that Lychnis and Telekia in your last picture, so colourful. Your white daisy is gorgeous too.

16 Aug, 2015

 

It is Lychnis Dawnsaunt but the other is Inula Afganica......both great plants. Dahlias just wouldn't survive the winter here. Slugs and snails are an issue tho' Shirley. Earwigs are few here.

17 Aug, 2015

 

Just had a little Rioja too Karen. :0)

17 Aug, 2015

 

Looking lovely Linda, my dahlia's are doing ok and the slugs and snails are leaving them alone, I do have hundreds of frogs around the garden though so I guess that has helped, however my hostas are ruined even though they are in pots and also I put pellets into the pots, I'm trying to teach the frogs to live in the pots next year, lol....

17 Aug, 2015

 

The trouble with Hostas is, if you take an eye off of them for a moment the slugs move in. I have the same plant in different places........one is eaten and the other isn't touched.

17 Aug, 2015

 

Thanks Linda. I agree, both good plants. Dahlia no good here either, sadly given up now.

18 Aug, 2015

 

Beautiful Dahlias! :-))

I have some growing on our balcony this year for the first time in many years owing to Earwig damage. It seemed to me that ALL the earwigs for miles around congregated on my plants during the night as all the traps I put out to catch them were full every morning!

I bought some dwarf ones to put in the white troughs at the edge of the balcony &, apart from ants "farming" aphids on a few of them, I've had practically no damage. :-)) They are now starting to flower a little more profusely & the plants have got bigger - more than I expected when I planted them out!

20 Aug, 2015

 

That is good Balcony. I wonder if earwigs are more prevalent in the south? I do fight a good fight with slugs though.

28 Aug, 2015

 

A lovely set of pics Linda and the Dahlias are beautiful.

28 Aug, 2015

 

Thanks Trivo. Do you have problems with earwigs?

29 Aug, 2015

 

Although I've seen lots of earwigs on the balcony it seems they are not damaging the Dahlias this year after all! :-))

30 Aug, 2015

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