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Dalhlias - winter care

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 13:35
Hazel -- says:

Then I remove any compost still on the tubers, wrap them up in kitchen roll paper and store them in a dark cupboard in our Utility room.( not too cold nor warm in there).


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  Do you think they prefer to be in the dark, particularly?  

Using wood ash

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 13:33
alice42 says:

To anyone following this post - I read somewhere that it was good for brassicas, so have put some in the brassica bed ahead of planting out.  


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 A quick update:  the brassicas are doing really well, so presumably the ash at least didn't hinder them :-)   

Spindly leeks

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 13:31

Could you find out what variety the neighbour gave you?  Maybe that is part of it! 

Nerines

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 14:44

Thanks. They aren't congested so I'll just leave them in the pot in a sheltered place and see what happens next year. 

Talkback: How to grow hippeastrum

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:31

What do you all feed them with?  Would seaweed extract do?  or tomato feed? 

Dalhlias - winter care

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:26

I bought some dahlias this year and planted them in pots.  Do I need to take them out of the pots over the winter?  


If I leave them in the pots, they could go into the greenhouse (can't guarantee frost-free, but could wrap them in bubble wrap).  Is it ok to leave them to dry out? 


Thanks!!

Spindly leeks

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:24

How do people grow nice fat leeks? For the third year running mine are really skinny.   Am I missing something?  I make a hole and drop them in the ground and water them....  would it help to add compost around them now?  

Nerines

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:22

I planted some nerine bulbs in May in a container.  They have got leaves but no flower stalks.  Should they have some by now?  Do they take a couple of years to get going? 

What's wrong with my broad beans?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 10:09
cornelly says:

Looks like white rust similar to that on chrysanths, are there postules on the underside of the leaves, is that what the spots are.


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No, the leaves look the same underneath as on top - covered with yellow spots.  If it was white rust, what would you do? 

Turning a lawn into a wildflower patch

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 14:23

I have a patch of lawn in which I'd like to grow wildflowers, but am a bit confused about various things: 


1) do I have to lift the turf and start from scratch? 


2) can I mix it with bulb planting? If so, does that make a difference to the sort of wildflowers I plant? 


3) I've read that annual wildflowers dont' seed themselves very well in grassy areas, and that I'll just end up with perennial wildflowers.. 


4) in the May issue of Gardeners World, Monty says on P109 that he doesn't mow his long grass till July, but then on P128 (I think) we are advised to mow perennial wildflower patches now. But what if there is a mixture of annual and perennial flowers?   


Please can anyone share some practical experience with me? 

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Dalhlias - winter care

To leave in pots or not?  
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Spindly leeks

 
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Last Post: 07/10/2016 at 16:33

Nerines

No flower stalks yet... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2016 at 08:54

Turning a lawn into a wildflower patch

 
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Last Post: 22/05/2016 at 16:41

What's wrong with my broad beans?

 
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Last Post: 23/05/2016 at 15:12

Using wood ash

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