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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.

Black eyed Susan

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:52

I agree with fairygirl.  Half hardy annual. It wont survive a frost.  easily raised from seed sown in a propagator im March.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:13

A lot of pot plants are not one cutting. I have a gardenia that is actually three plants. I have seen a lot of crysanths in large pots that are actually three or four  in there.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:09

I usually get  RHS seed, Stacey. Not many seeds in a packet, but adequate for a few plants for the garden.  They often have unusual varieties.   This year the number of packets of seed has been cut from 20 to 12.

Tulips. I have taken advantage of various offers, and freebies with orders. The purple ones are going on the front.  The orange and pinks and reds on the back, above blue forgetme nots.

If we get a few dry days, I am going to clear a bed of shasta daisies, reduce down the acanthus spinosus, and heave out a load of paeonia delavayi. That should make quite a space, I'm going to replant some aquilegias i potted up earlier on in the year, and i have some more giant yellow tree lilies to plant.

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:55

Well, mine were germinating in the pods on the vine. I gently transplanted them into root trainers.

Bought seed which was dry, should germinate in a couple of weeks( if the mice don't eat them)

Advice for pruning grapevine

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:50

Now you have the main framework it is simple.  Just cut back to two buds from the main stem in winter. (after leaf fall)n  It has to be complete before the sap starts rising, otherwise the vine will "bleed" sap which will weaken the plant.

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