Dahlias

How to Grow Dahlias – A Simple Guide

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The Frustrated Gardener is very much a team effort. Whilst it’s usually me pounding the keyboard, from time to time my partner John, otherwise […]

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Our Top 10 Dahlias of 2021

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As the dahlia season draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate those that dazzled during this uniquely cool and wet year. We ended […]

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National Allotments Week 2021

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I am surprised and embarrassed to note that the last time I wrote on TFG’s blog was back in January. Where have the last […]

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Here Comes Summer!

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The title of of this post is tongue-in-cheek given I’m sat at my desk with rain pattering on the skylight and a brisk draught […]

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Hurrah! the Ides of March

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Our garden is at its lowest ebb from early February until the Ides of March, on the 15th of the month. Battered by gales […]

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A Year of Plotting

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January 2020 After waiting only four months, we got the news that we had reached the top of the allotment waiting list: if we […]

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BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

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The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich […]

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Whatever the Weather

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Since the end of August the garden has taken one battering after another. In Broadstairs we have experienced gales from every point on the […]

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Glut Instinct

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“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that […]

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Dazzling Dahlias

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As you know, we both adore dahlias: sadly they don’t adore our garden. Dahlias appreciate a little elbow room and plenty of sunshine to […]

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