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Growing Dahlia's from tubers

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:16

Tubers are quite big, seed trays tend to be shallow. I grow them in largish flower pots from mid March in the greenhouse to plant out in the garden when the frosts are over. Otherwise, plant them directly in the ground in early May so the frosts are over by the time the leaves come up. But they will flower later. Can you fit a flower pot on a windowsill? The tuber needs to be about 6 inches deep in the pots, depending on their size, so that there is about an inch of soil over them. They can later be planted a bit deeper. Don't forget to feed and water them. They don't need a lid.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:02

Great news, thanks for letting us know.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 11:54

Morning all. Didn't come here this morning because I had lots of email notifications, but they missed out Hello Forkers.

If no one wants Dove's cake I'll have it, looks yummy, just my sort of thing.

Have been in veggie garden this morning. Took up the weed supressing fabric and dug up the rest of the leeks for the freezer. OH has rotovated all the bits where I want to put onions, potatoes, broad beans, peas. 

low maintance plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:45

Thank you Dove, they sound lovely. We are going to Beth Chatto's in July, hope they have it. Can't order plants from England in France. But I'll look at my French website.

Can you identify these plants in my garden?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:24

A shot in the dark - could D be a Sweet William?

low maintance plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:19

A perennial geranium called Rozanne flowers all summer, right to the frosts. Did you think I meant pelargoniums? Did you look at the link? My day lilies didn't flower all summer - Dove must have a different variety.

These looking ok?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 21:54

I've read that nasturtiums are frost hardy, but I've also read that they aren't. One year I sowed them in March with the broad beans, straight into the ground. They came up beautifully then there was a late frost and they all died. If they aren't hardy then you can't plant them out until well into May so you will need somewhere like a greenhouse or a conservatory to keep them. I now don't sow them until April.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 21:20

Gorgeous

Heleniums growth rate ?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:56

I've always bought heleniums one at a time. On a budget and so many plants I want! My tall yellow ones are now in sizable clumps in 3 places, but they aren't at all invasive. I have Sahin's Early that I bought last year, but I won't divide it just yet and Moorheim's Beauty which I probably could divide now, and another orangey one I've forgotten the name of.

Britain's National Bird

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:52

I like robins, wrens and bluetits.

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