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Posted: 16/11/2015 at 14:53
Well you can certainly grow a plant from a pip, folk have been doing that for fun for generations but in my opinion I don't think you'd get it to set useable fruit even if it flowered.

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 18:24
I've bought mine from a variety of sources, supermarkets such as Wilko, I find them fine as I buy as soon as they are in the shops, also my local garden centre. . I have bought online, Crocus I think. There seems to be wide variations in prices.
I pot up my tubers in March and juggle them around, dinning room! cold greenhouse and cold frame. I plant out April ish as I run out of space. I keep fleece hand in case of frosts, I'm in NE England. I sprinkle Blood Fish and Bone before planting Once growing well they are kept well watered and fed with Tomato fertiliser. I stop at the end of October....mine are still flowering but has lost their umphh. Will lift them soon.

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:47
Ah a new one on me Buttercup....I'll make a note of it. Funny how you accidentally gain plants as one offs then it starts a theme. I'm a bright pink purple lass. Last year I bought a pay postage only mix from a newspaper. One of them was a dark,apricot orange, can't remember it's name and it's chucking it down so I'm not venturing out..... This year I had two tubers of it and they flowered really well and look good against my beech hedge. This year I bought and orange flowered geum. So I decided on an orange mini border with Californian poppies so your suggestion will fit in I think. As ever the problem is I have no space !!

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 10:03
Hi Lyn I find named varieties produce differing sizes of tuber. Nuit de Ete., summer nights, makes a much larger tuber than say Bishop of Llandaff. When I've grown from seed I find tubers small and difficult to over winter. I recall a poster advising me to over winter those ones potted up.

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 21:10
I am a lift and store person. I split in the spring. If they just fall apart in a natural way now fine but I wouldn't cut them at this time of year as in my opinion it could cause rot. I'm a wrapper in Newspaper then store in plastic carrier bag. Over the years this approach has been debated in the forum but all I can say it works for me. When I've just left them unwrapped and boxed for storage they dried up too much.

Fuschia cuttings

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 21:01
I'm not an expert by any means but I'd be wary of moving cuttings at this time of year. Does the box look like a small seed tray and most importantly does it have drainage holes. If the answer is yes I'd leave well alone and keep them somewhere bright but undercover until the spring, I definitely wouldn't try and increase the individual cuttings. If they are just sitting in the box not properly planted and with no drainage I think you'd have to risk potting them into individual small pots.
As for the maturer plants it will depend on whether they are hardy varieties or you know?


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 20:54
Hello Amber, that sounds a wonderful idea and project. There are many helpful knowledgeable people on this forum, I'm sure you'll get good advice and help.
Welcome aboard

Talkback: 10 exotic house plants

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 15:17
It's Latin name is impatiens niamniamensis aka Congo Cockatoo, I've googled it before for info.

Is this a weed??

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 15:51
Looks like bitter cress to me....throws up tiny flower shoots which set seed quickly and then explode, the next thing is you have dozens of the little blighters...get it out pronto.

decking tiles

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 16:35
Apart from the problems nut cutlet mentions the grass would grow up through them.
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