Posted: 16/11/2013 at 14:44
Thanks for the thanksTrif, nice thought. I'm also still busy lifting dahlias although we haven't had a frost yet. I was re planning an overgrown small border in the Spring but was then overtaken by dahlia cuttings, I don't usually take any I just split tubers. Anyway an establishd Purple Gem had a dozen sprouts on it so I thought I'd give cuttings a go, lost the first ones as compost was too wet, it was new but absolute rubbish. I tried the next lot in half compost and half perlite, typical plastic bag method. Well they all took so then had no home for them....hence they went in the new alpine border, sounds posh eh! They have done wonderfully well, 7 plants which are still smothered in flowers, I haven't the heart to lift them yet. Envy you the muck heap, my better half once acquired a ton for me..best present ever!