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Dahlia tubers

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:40

Only when all possibilities of frost have passed---but yes--go buy & enjoy!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:37

Lovely sunny day here too in Bedfordshire--have been tidying up the 'resting' area & giving some shooting bulbs in pots some top soil to keep them happy; gave a veg plot a good dig after removing piles of cat dirt & have covered area with prickly branches as a last resort to deter cats from visiting. Also planted a few seeds in propagator in greenhouse just to satisfy my itching fingers!!! Strolled round garden & was amazed at how many signs there are of new growth---made my day complete!   

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:20

Hallo Jesse,

I have a frost free greenhouse & store my tubers in there in vermiculite---think you could do likewise if you have a frost free place. Last year In spring as they started showing signs of activity, I planted then up in pots--either singularly or 2/3 together depending on pot size. I also took off 1/2 side shoots & potted them up--separating them later when established---was really pleased with my display on my terrace--sheltered & in some sun. Good luck with yours.


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:31

Thats great news---many thanks. Just 3 things----

1] when do I start to feed & water? [I live in Beds]

2] which sort of feed is best?

3] when does one place them outside? Im sure I did it in May last year.


Once again, many thanks.



Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:16

I bought some canna plants at back end of 2013 & kept them over both winters in frost free greenhouse; planted them out last spring but altho' they grew well & looked healthy they never flowered.


Would appreciate some advice as to how to encourage the ''darlins'' to bloom!

Ever hopeful,

Best support for growing clematis to cover wooden fence

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:59

Thanks Fairygirl---really appreciate how much support & advice one can get in these forums---long may it continue!

Best support for growing clematis to cover wooden fence

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:52

We have chalky, well drained  soil; they were planted last year about 2 inches deeper than the pots they were in. We had a few leaves this year but not much else. very upset!!!!


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:45

Planning just to over winter plants & cuttings--sounds like last year I did correct as used both.!!!!


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:42

Many thanks for all the advice--now to do it, & have flowering cannas next year!!!!

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:39

I agree with the majority of the above. Watched the show with interest & relieved to see that it was different from Alan's Makeover ones. Great to see how Monty advised, disagreed & got down to work himself!!! Think it would have been good to show plants' names on bottom of screen when they were being discussed like in Gardeners' World as it was too quick to catch some names & make note  of them.

As with many Gardening Programmes , there's always something new to learn. A breakdown of how money was spent would have been interesting as well.

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