Latest posts by Daffodilgirl

1 to 10 of 35

Starting Dahlias 2016

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 17:20

Can anyone advise me please on how to start my Dahlias that were over wintered in the greenhouse.

Books say to soak the tubers, does the water have to be warm or cold and how long for?

Do the dahlias need bottom heat to start them off?

They were potted in old compost so don't know if they are all withered yet.

Many thanks




Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:32

 Thanks guys. I was concerned if I apply now, the goodness would be washed away come spring and planting time.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 15:18

Does anyone have any advice on when you should apply manure in your vegetable plot?


Should you use horse manure or brought manure from garden centres?

Many thanks

Mammoth Onion Seedling Die back

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 18:15

Thanks guys for your advice.

The tips are white and the pips aren't on the majority and the tips are floppy.

Thanks Bekkie I'm growing to try and show them so hence my concern.

Thanks also Zoomer I am going to ring Robinsons tomorrow, the lady there was very helpful when I enquired about sowing them before, I tend to panic when the seedlings look sickly.  Thats the impatient gardener in me I suppose.



Mammoth Onion Seedling Die back

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:06

After transplanting my four week old Mammoth Onion Seedlings into John Innes No 1 compost (as advised) the tips of the seedlings are dying back, can anyone advise me please to stop loosing the dozen that I sowed?

Just done a ph test, the results are 7.5 Alkaline still at a loss.



Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:13

Just wondering if anybody out there can recommend tasty first early earlies? and also would you advise protecting the growth from frost ie covering with fleece these would be planted in the ground and not in potatoe bags.



Vine weevils

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:53

I have found vine weevils and vine weevil larvae in my overwintering fuchsias which were cut back in December in my cold greenhouse.

I knocked the old compost off (which was only about 4/6 weeks old anyway multipurpose) and repotted the fuchsias and treated with Provado Vine Weevil Killer, and wrapped the fuchsias individually in fleece to prevent any further attack.

Would appreciate anyones advice if the above action was correct to take or not and if not what would you advise?



Orchid problems

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:26

I cut my new orchid back to a leaf nod when it had flowered, after unsucessfully trying in the past to grow orchids (this is my 3rd orchid)

Since the new bud started to swelll the stem has now turned white and is dying back causing the new bud to die, can anyone advise please on my next step?

Should I cut the whole stem back?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:51

Checking my begonia corns and discovered Vineweevil grubs happily laying their eggs    , oh joy a dozen of begonia corns binned, still an opportunity to purchase new colours for 2015.  Checked over over wintering fuchsias and repotted them, then treated with Provado Vine Weevil killer, fingers crossed they survivie.



Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 16:53

Pipes of Peace by Paul McCartney always bring shivers down my spine.


1 to 10 of 35

Discussions started by Daffodilgirl

Starting Dahlias 2016

Replies: 17    Views: 1903
Last Post: 22/02/2016 at 13:34


When should I apply Manure 
Replies: 10    Views: 1528
Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 09:17

Mammoth Onion Seedling Die back

Replies: 4    Views: 1135
Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 18:15

Mammoth Onion Growing Tips Turning Yellow

Replies: 0    Views: 927
Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 20:23

Excess Nitrogen in veg plot soil

Replies: 12    Views: 1568
Last Post: 08/01/2014 at 19:48

Blind Hydrangea

Replies: 3    Views: 1420
Last Post: 02/09/2013 at 08:57


White Rot? 
Replies: 0    Views: 1248
Last Post: 04/05/2013 at 20:11

Vitopod Propagators

Any thoughts? 
Replies: 14    Views: 11768
Last Post: 12/09/2013 at 13:20


Crocosmia Seeds 
Replies: 8    Views: 6111
Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 00:04

Autumn Sowing Sweet Peas

Care of 
Replies: 10    Views: 3276
Last Post: 07/09/2012 at 15:25
10 threads returned