Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bedding Dahlia

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 15:31

Yes, all dahlias will develop tubers and can be over-wintered.

The ones sold as bedding dahlias are often young plants taken from cuttings, but they develop tubers just like their parents.  

Christmas cooking

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 15:01

I had a Kenwood Chef years ago - life changes resulted in me leaving it behind - however as soon as I could I bought another.  It's the best there is for the money - there are other, fancier but more expensive makes, but my Kenwood Chef lives on my worktop and I wouldn't be without it. 

pear trees

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:56

I think that'll be plenty big enough for a rootball for three year old trees.  

Good luck. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:11

And we've just had the last pear of the four our little espaliered Concorde produced this year - absolutely delicious.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:09

Meant to say, I asked OH where the frost jacket for the outside tap is?  He had a think .... either in the little shed or the garage.  I couldn't remember seeing it in either place - oh 'eck - have we got to buy another one I wondered ........... then I went outside .......... it's in place on the tap ......... it has been there since this time last year 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:07

Liri - have a wonderful time - hope the weather stays clear for you so you can enjoy the views   Hope you've got a camera with you so you can share 

I've bubble-wrapped the little greenhouse and the begonias and canna are in there - hopefully they'll be ok but if it gets very very cold OH is aware that they'll have to come into the studio 

I've also potted up 30+ Tete a tetes - a dozen in one pot and the rest in another larger one.  It's bitterly cold out there and my fingers are freezing.  That's enough out there for the day.  

Frost got my dahlias

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 13:31

Not the study if it's warm ....... the old way was to put them under the bed in the spare room, but most spare rooms are too warm nowadays, even if the radiator is turned off.  

Frost got my dahlias

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 13:22

If Verdun waited for the frost effect he could wait a very long time indeed some winters - he lives in balmy Cornwall 

Frost got my dahlias

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 13:20

You've done it the traditional way Wakeshine.  

1.  Let the first frost blacken the foliage

2.  Dig up the tubers, cut off the foliage and shake off as much soil as possible

3.  Put the upside down onto sheets of newspaper in a dry frost free place.

4.  When most of the soil has dried and fallen off, wrap them in newspaper and put them in cardboard boxes and store in a frost free place until the spring.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 12:06
punkdoc says:

Those gold hot pants!

See original post

 You've got it Pdoc .... like I said, 'focus on the small things' 

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