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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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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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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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Bending the Rules

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In the world of gardening there are correct ways of doing things (as outlined in serious text books such as the RHS Encyclopaedia of […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Eranthis hyemalis

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Eranthis hyemalis: winter aconite, winter hellebore, winter wolf’s bane. Jack Frost has arrived in the south of England, wrapping his icy arms around our […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Mirabilis jalapa

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Mirabilis jalapa: marvel of Peru, four o’clock flower, tea-time plant It’s been an extraordinary weekend for gardening. The weather has been warm, dry and […]

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Dahlia Week: Big and Beautiful

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When I was a boy, most dahlias looked a little like D. ‘Lady Darlene’. They were bold and brazen, not afraid to be bi-coloured […]

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Dahlia Week: Dahlia ‘Waltzing Mathilda’

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It’s rare that I regret not buying a plant. This is because I scarcely ever resist temptation in the first place. ‘Buy it now, […]

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Dahlia Week: Dahlia ‘Happy Halloween’

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This week The Frustrated Gardener is devoting itself to that dazzling diva of the autumn garden, the dahlia. Since Christopher Lloyd re-ignited our fascination […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Begonia ‘Glowing Embers’

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Begonias are such stalwarts of the summer garden that they are often overlooked, even sniffed at, by so-called fashionable gardeners. I’m not attracted by […]

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