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Dahlia tubers

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:43

Thankso guys, can't wait to have my own this year. Thanks for all the advice

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:25

Ok, I suppose I can buy them now, store them in the garage in the cool. I would plan on putting them in pots in early May? I suppose I plant them into the ground when the show signs of growth then?



Dahlia tubers

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:55

Righto, away to the store in the morn to stock up. If I don't have a greenhouse, can I plant the tubers out directly? When would be best?

Moving a sorbus tree

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:54

Exactly the puzzle I was in guys. Move now, risk frost damage, move in March, disturb it when it's kicking back to life. 


I planted it autumn 2013 so it's just over a year. Easy enough move as it's still quite small but I reckon I'll wait a month , kinda half way between both ideas I reckon. 

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 14:55

i noticed dahlia tubers being sold in packs in a local diy/ garden centre. I've never grown them before but saw them in a local national trust garden last summer. 


Do do these tubers have much success? Is this the more common way of buying them or are the for sale later in the year as potted plants?

Its the Landaff  ones that have caught my eye. (No surprise there I suppose)


thanks for for the advice. 

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 14:30

Do people usually buy marjoram as plugs or use seeds? I intend to plant loads of it, alternating with Lavender. Last year the bees were never off the marjoram, seemed to last all summer long. 

Are there any problems with catmint?

what about nasturtiums at the base of a shrub in a pot?  I planted some last summer and the bees loved them. Easy to grow and very cheap. Good variety of colours available too. Not sure if there are blue/purple ones though. 

Moving a sorbus tree

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 14:22

hi guys, I've planted a sorbus tree too close to an apple tree. I want to move it but I'm not sure when. I know that late autumn, early winter is best but is now a good time? I'm not sure as the soil is cold surely?  


Should i I wait till it gets milder or will the tree be trying to grow by then?


It's only in the ground one year now.  Thanks for the advice everyone. 

Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 10:09

Brilliant. So if I pot up this section it should give nice colour and I can control it. Thanks so much. 

Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 09:59

This looks like a lovely shrub. It has been in flower for months now. But my neighbour says it has spread all over his borders. Any idea what it is? It looks like a mallow.

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:24

Thanks for all the tips guys. I saw packs of six cyclamens in my local diy centre last week. I didn't  buy though as they are in full bloom. Surely they will have gone over by winter? I'll buy some in late October I think. 

I bought some lovely sized terracotta pots in my local supermarket, £5 each. I thought that was very reasonable. I'm gonna plant up two with cyclamens , two with crocus and I think the heather is a great idea. I saw a lovely white flowering one last winter in the local gc so I think I'll pick some up later in the season. Thanks for the tip. 

Euphorbias are lovely. I might have a  think about them. Never really thought them a winter plant though.  Just last week I bought two sedums and two sea Holly's. The sea Holly's hopefully will hold their lovely blue colour.  

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