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Non flowering : Lilac - In a pot

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:55

Fair enough .. leaves look OK though !

Mind you I don't even know the variety ... could be one of these massive ones ... so I'll take your advice and plant it in the garden !

Chris

Non flowering : Lilac - In a pot

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:40

We have a lilac planted in a pot whicjh is now about 5 years old.

Each year it has a single white bloom (panicle ?)

It hasn't been repotted and stands in a sunny spot.

How can I encourage it to bloom ?

Chris

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 15:05

I buried them about 4 weeks ago.

I'll leave the top showing and see what happens !

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:56

OK ... Grew tham last year and the tubers were fine ... I thought with all the rain and cold then they were a bit late !

Thanks all

Chris

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:48

Just had a look at them.

The temp is about 17 C.

They may be making roots ... there are some there but they could be the remnants of last year.

What do 'eyes' look like ?  Some of the tubers have (whitish spots about 1 cm circumference)... but that could be mould / rot ?

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:31

I live in Surrey and have several dahlia tubers which I've overwintered in the house.

They have not yet developed any shoots depite all my efforts at CPR !

I have them buried in damp compost in the house.

Can anybody help ?

Chris

At wits end with carrots and slugs

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 13:30

I cover my carrots with fleece,  making sure the edges of the fleece are buried.  this makes a physical barrier which the slugs can't break.  It also prevents carrot fly.

Or as people have said use slug pellets but make sure they're pet and wildlife friendly !

Chris

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes in growing bags

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 12:35

If you don't make slits then it'll rot / get blight.   I found them very difficult to use and now just take the compost out of the grow bag and use it in pots ... I found it much easier !

Chris

Wisteria

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:25

I'm pretty sure its due more to the wet weather than the cold.   Mine is just otside and got very wet ... a few days later I noticed they wer all soggy and wet a few days after that they dropped off.

Next yaer I'm going to grow a clematis over the top to try and protect it from any rain !

Chris

Why won't my wisteria flower

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:18

It may well be the pruning ... mine is about 3 years old ... I've never had flowers,  but last year I looked at a couple of videos about pruning (when and how).  I followed these rules and this year I've had loads of flower buds !

Thats the good news,  the bad news is that with all this rain,  the buds got completely waterlogged and they've just rotted and dropped off.

Still,  better luck next time !

Si I think the answer could well be to prune according to the YouTube pruning instructions !

Chris

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Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

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