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dahlia tubers in ground through winter question.

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:02

Where I live, we're into May before outside tubers left in the ground over the winter start to sprout. Depends where you live among lots of other things as Verdun says.Despite it being very wet, I moved a couple of mine that I'd left in the ground as I'm making a new dahlia bed. The tubers were plump and fine, no sign of rot at all thankfully.

nerine bowdenii

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 15:39

I've grown them for years Cotty100. I first planted maybe 3 or 6 I can't remember how many I bought at the time in various parts of the garden but they did'nt do well for me. About 4 or 5 years ago I moved them and planted them with their heads up above the soil at the edge of a sunny border. They have multiplied and this year I have over 20 of them. As autumn turns into winter and they bloom they look smashing even if by that stage the leaves are a bit scraggy. I cover the tops over during the worst of the winter to help protect them from frost. Hope this helps and good luck.

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:29

I've had mine for years now, just after I first saw them and it's been a joy to grow. I grew it in a large container with BFB and MPC and about a year ago took it out of the container and planted it in the ground. Although it is Buzz it does grow quite big every year as Lancashire Lass says, about 4 feet or so. I too cut mine back by 1/3rd in the autumn and again to about 12 or 18 inches in springtime. This year I'm going to use the some as cuttings as it has new growth on it and has continued to grow through our mild winter.

Outdoor Cucumbers

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 11:13

I grew Crystal Apple last year along with Marketmore and a grafted one that I can't remember the name of. All were delicious.

This year I'm going to grow Burpless Tasty Green which is an F1 and Marketer, they can be grown outside as well which is where I grow mine although here at home in large pots rather than the allotment.

 

Peas - Sticks - Canes - Wire Netting

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:46

Hurst greenshaft are the ones I always grow and I've tried several others as well. The GS give me the most peas to the pod and lots of lovely pods.

I use canes and pea/bean netting, cheap and cheerful and it does the trick.

I've never seen this before

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 16:26

How strange, I've never heard of this happening before.

brompton stocks

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 16:24

I grow them and for me they're short lived perennials. I too leave them out over the winter time in a well drained flower bed and have one with a couple of small flowers now. I like the shape and colour of their leaves even if they're not in flower.

In late winter/early spring they'll give good colour and flowers with a lovely scent. I usually grow a Bromptom mix. I've grown them in pots although they've not done as well as in the ground 'tho they are more sheltered.

Too late to force bulbs

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 16:06

You don't say which type of bulbs you've got Steph so it's difficult to be specific in my answer as they all take different times to grow and flower.

In general 'tho I'd be delighted with a pot of any type of bulbs with instructions on what to do with them. I'm sure yours will make lovely presents for someone.

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:13

It's always good when we have threads like this to warn unsuspecting gardeners not to rely on them. Thanks for the thread Verdun.

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:08

My replacement bulbs arrived today. Although they had run out of the advertised ones I'm happy enough with the healthy looking replacement ones. I just have to get them planted now.

I have to give credit for this to the lovely lady at GWmagazine who has kept in touch with me throughout and promptly answered any emails I sent. After 2 emails to Mr. F and nothing being done, they got right on the case after contact from her.

 

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