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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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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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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The House by the Lane

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‘Chyanvounder’: ‘Chy’ meaning house and ‘vounder’ meaning lane in the Cornish language. We have made three attempts to visit Cornwall this year. The first […]

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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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And So It Begins…

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It is official, we won’t go hungry this summer! Harvesting on the allotment has well and truly begun, especially the crop of courgettes, and […]

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The Plot Thickens…

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I have been meaning to write an update on the allotment for a little while now. While reading the previous chapter, I am wondering […]

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Plants In Detail – Dahlia ‘Akita’

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One aspect of gardening in a small space that I enjoy most is that no detail goes unnoticed. Whilst this counts equally for annoying […]

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Last Vestiges

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  I returned from China to a garden clinging valiantly on to the glories of summer. It was a heart-warming homecoming, but the gift […]

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Plant Profile: Dahlia ‘Nicholas’

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  I should have predicted it. I take a holiday, I unwind (sort of), and up creeps the dreaded tonsillitis. It happens every time, […]

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