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Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 22:36

As well as spraying with baking soda, keep the compost on the dry-ish side (i.e. don't overwater at this stage) and don't wet the leaves.


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:36

To pIant out dahlias, I would wait until the night temp is consistently around 8-10c. Then it is safe. Yes - pinch out the tops of dahlias when they are about 9" high. This strengthens the main stem and helps with stabilizing the plant in windy conditions, as well as supporting large flowers. It also provides more stems with more flowers!

Talkback: Bulb layering in a pot

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 12:19
Does it matter if you place the 2nd layer of bulbs directly over a bulb in the first (i.e. lowest) layer?
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