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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

Compost bin/cold frame

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:12

Compost Bins are best made out of old Pallets ... Joe Swift made one on the last season of GW.  I'd make 2 bins as it takes sometime to make the compst.   I'm lazy and bought a couple of cheap ones on the Net !

chris

Starting off Dahlia tubers

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 12:40

Many thanks for all your help.

Ive had to remove a few tubers which are rotten,  but the majority are fine.  I think that the shed (where I keep them) is currently too cold during the night.  I'll move them inside the house (My wife won't like it though !)

Chris

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 12:25

Certainly can !  I have loads of things growing underneath my bird feeders.

A devil to keep clean and constantly have to get rid of it all !

Chris

Discussions started by Chris 7

Care of lily bulbs over winter

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Ideas for shading plants please

 
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