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Posted: 28/10/2013 at 12:19

I have a clump of trillium I bought 20 years ago from Bressingham. It increases very slowly. Its getting overhung now, so I might move it with a big rootball.

Which variety have you got punkdoc?


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 11:59

Just checked the boundaries and greenhouse. Everything ok here. I'm staying in and baking a cake.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 09:35

Just had a phone call from OH. He's stuck on A1 outside London. Traffic horrendous. He will be lucky if there is anyone  there for this course at this rate.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 06:32

Heavy rain here now. I'm staying under the duvet.

Storing Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 22:19

Sounds like you're getting the rough end of it. Its dead calm here at the moment. I expect we'll get it at 3 in the morning.

Nature has a way of making up for it though. Plants usually recover, or if a plant has to go,it makes a space for something else.

I hope you have insurance for the greenhouse

Storing Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 22:09

 Cut the remnants down to 3- 4 inches, dig the tuber up. Store on one side to let moisture drain out of it. Store as usual.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:53

Its dead still outside at the moment. It was windy earlier on, but nothing excessive. maybe we are on the edge of it, and South Yorks will miss it.

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:15

If they look dry, give them a soak and plant. If you have some protection such as a cold frame, I would put them in there (in a pot)for the winter, and then in their final position in spring. If you dont, then get them in final position. Leaving a root to dry out even further will probably mean it will take a number of years to get going.

Japanese anemones are totally different from anemone blanda and de caen, which come from corms. What you have there is a rootstock for a perennial plant.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:04

Have you carved the pumpkins yet, Stacey?

You might need them tonight for candle holders.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:55

I made a tray of flapjacks.I am sending OH off in the morning with emergency supplies of flapjacks and bananas.

 I hope nothing big comes down. I dont play with the chainsaw, and OH is away until Wednesday.

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