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My Dahlias are a bit pathetic...

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 07:38

Oh I'm very jealous now Sanjy!

Thanks for the advice Verdun, I'll do that this year or start form scratch next!

My Dahlias are a bit pathetic...

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:42

Thanks Verdun, that sounds like good advice. Do you pot them up and keep them in a greenhouse until ready to go out?

My Dahlias are a bit pathetic...

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 19:29

I planted a whole load out last year, tubers straight into good soil and they all grew but were not bushy and tall as I had hoped. I didn't get round to digging them out in the autumn, but decided to let them take their chances. We are in the south and the border is sheltered. They have all come up again miraculously! I have fed them, (chicken manure pellets dug in and tomato feed) pinched them out, watered them well and they are still weedy looking. Some are flowering and others I appreciate may be later, in August.

What really brought it home to me was that we visited West Dean Gardens last summer, and their dahlia bed in the cutting garden was just stunning. How can I get my sad specimens to look like that? I've just read the article in this month's Gardener's World mag about dahlias and I don't think there's any mention of feeding!

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 15:52

That's very reassuring, hopefully I'll see some flowers when I come back from my holiday then

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:36

Thanks everyone, that's a relief! I think I was rattled because my aunts have a few spikes already. Mine must be a bit later then

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:10

We planted a whole lot of gladioli in a sunny border, and now have lots of healthy leaves but not one flower among them, which is disappointing! Has anyone any ideas why this might be please?

Dierama 'Cosmos'

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:03

I'll not move them now they have flowered Most stems were a pale lilac but one was a burgundy colour, lovely!

A Hydrangea that won't flower

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:35

Just catching up on an old thread, followed the advice and had lots of flowers!

Another query, the hydrangea by my front door has always been on the pink side, but this year is a beautiful blue. I have only put homemade compost on it, with very little leaf mould, has that caused this? I'm not complaining, it is beautiful!

Dierama 'Cosmos'

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:31

With the dierama, I have them growing in probably the hottest bed I have! They didn't flower the first year, so I was contemplating moving them somewhere cooler, but then the plant produced a flowering stem last year, and about six this year! I do wonder if they were in a shadier spot the flowers might last a little longer?

A Hydrangea that won't flower

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 08:36

Thank you all very much!  I haven't pruned at all yet, and as it had no flowers, so nothing to remove! It gets the sun all morning. Feeding sounds like the answer and I will do that.

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