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Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 21:08
I had the same problem. My clumps are huge I intend to dry out and pack til march when I will pot up for a few weeks then spilt after I can see the sprouts..

DAHLIA

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 13:42

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63805.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Here are some i grew from a free seed packet. Unfortunately I didn't label them and it was a mixed Batch!

Very hard to spot the 'eyes' but will have a go at division in a few days.

 

DAHLIA

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 16:09

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63739.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 I dug mine up today,washed the soil and put in greenhouse to dry.

I usually leave them in but as you can see they are rather large clumps now and need division. I plan on doing an Autumn division in about a week. 

I will then either pot them up individually or store them and plant out in April.

Importing tropical plants

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 05:31
Hi all I'm in Thailand this week and there are loads of wonderful plants here. I was thinking of bringing one back. I might even try even bring a banana similar to what Monty recently dug up and stored for winter? Do you think it will survive in my conservatory this winter? What would you bring? (Ps size isn't a real issue as I am a pilot and so I can stick what I like in the hold, within reason, plus I have to carry it!)

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 07:40
Plenty on ebay. Here's a taste for ??50.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GARDEN-STONE-BENCH-/281459785925?pt=UK_Home_Garden_GardenFurnitureR2_SM&hash=item41884f80c5

Finding one close enough to collect will be the only issue I guess.

Have seen rhododendrons in flower, is there an autumn flowering species?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 16:24
My neighbours rodi is in part flower at the moment must be very confused!

Rhs plant shop

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:51
Salino, I hadn't noticed that but you are quite correct. I'll be buying my plants from my local nursery in the future.

Lisa thanks for the offer but Yorkshire a bit far for me!

Rhs plant shop

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:40
I recently brought this box hedging on the rhs site. http://www.rhsplants.co.uk/plants/_/buxus-sempervirens/classid.436/ Great ??35 reduced to ??17 I thought. There is also ??5 postage. However I accidently under ordered and need a few more. I was passing wisley so popped in to buy more. At the centre they are only ??11. That's without any sale or discounts. Now I feel ripped off. Although to be fair ??35 for 6 9cm box plants is pretty expensive to start with.

Alliums companion planting

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:26
Sound good. Started today with the bulbs vey wet and muddy work.

Alliums companion planting

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 21:12
I have the same problem but am looking at something to come up later. I have planted tulips and alliums in a bed. I have put box around the bed for structure but I guess it will look pretty barE come August when the alliums die down.

I guess at the point I'll stick some bedding in.

Would be nice to just plant bulbs in a bed and rely on nothing else to fill the space all year?
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Importing tropical plants

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plant IDS

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ID Please 
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When do they go green 
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plant IDS

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bay tree pruning

making a huge lollypop 
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