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Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:33

Thanks obelixx

I will pot them up then when they are full rooted and nurse them along this year for planting out next year.

I am well chuffed they all survived. Another first, after successfully scaling lilly bulbs over the winter and having them now growing in pots.

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Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:37


Well I now have 7 happy plants in pots and there are signs of roots, at the holes on the bottom of the pots, on 2 of them.

What should I do with them now this year?

Should I leave them in the pots to fully root in the greenhouse and grow bigger?

Or should I be doing something else with them this year?



Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:08

Thanks Bilje

I took my cuttings this evening and potted them up in 3" pots with plastic bags over the top. I will see how it goes and maybe I will have 6 new plants growing happily soon.


Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 18:13

Thanks Obelixx

I figured I should leave the single shoot ones to grow on but I just wanted another opinion. I just haven't taken Dahlia cuttings before and am a bit cautious this being the first time.


Dahlia Cuttings

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 22:00

Hi all

I have been growing my Dahlia tubers in shallow trays of light compost in the greenhouse, with a view to take cuttings from them before planting them out.

Some of the tubers have multiple shoots growing and should give quite a few cuttings from them.

My question concerns the tubers with only one shoot of growth. Will I in any way harm the tuber by removing the only shoot of growth, or will removing the shoot stimulate the tuber into growing more?

Or should I leave the tubers with only one shoot alone and just plant them out to grow on this year.


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Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:00

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Petunia seed

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 10:38

Thanks nutcutlet

I think calibrachoa looks right. Although not petunia they label and sell them as such. Rascals. 

So now to find a supplier of plugs for the summer.


Petunia seed

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 21:56

I think you may have nailed it. Thank you

If I may be as stupid as to ask if it does not produce any seed, how does the poor plant reproduce itself?

Petunia seed

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 20:59

Thanks sotongeoff

I had already found the ones on the T&M site but as far as I can make out they are the variety with the larger flower head and not the small one I am looking for.

The problem is the label that came with the plants last year only gives the variety as petunia and is not specific.


Petunia seed

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 18:20

Hi all

I would like to grow some Petunia from seed this year to fill the hanging baskets.I normally just buy plug plants from B&Q etc, but this year I want to take full control.

I am looking for the small flower variety, which from googling I think is called Milliflora, but I can't seem to find them on any of the big suppliers lists.

Can you recomend what varieties are best and where I can purchase the seed from.


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