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Dahlia's

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 23:08

Have to agree with Bill, as long as the tubers are big enough and dried out properly they will be fine.

Beautiful colours there too, I might have to venture away from the single-flowered types somewhat next year.

Dahlia's

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:22

Dug  a few up today and some of the tubers are HUGE, all were grown from seed this year, they truly are amazing plants.

Dahlia's

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 10:12

Dahlias are originally from Mexico, higher regions I think.

I have no intention of waiting for frost, I think November is a reasonable time of year to lift them, I will be doing a few today that look tatty and have finished flowering.

Longest lived plant

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 21:12

well the original plant certainly does count, for an herbaceous plant to live over 100 years is epic!

Longest lived plant

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 20:10

wow those are some tough plants.

Funnily enough I recently moved a Cyclamen Hed. the Corm was only about the size of my Palm though.

 

Longest lived plant

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 18:58

Hi all after seeing the oldest houseplant thread, I was wondering what your oldest garden plants are?

I think we can exclude trees and shrubs as they tend to live a long time anyway, although feel free to add one if you think its old enough

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:56

Taking photos throughout the year to compare and admire during the dark months

Orchids.

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 19:18

the many Orchids you see at the supermarket are Phaleanopsis

They like growing on bark of trees in the wild in very humid conditions

The roots need light and they to get the best flowering you should let them become very rootbound.

A tray of pebbles underneath that is kept moist helps too

If you see any roots protruding from the top of the pot, leave these alone, they are feeding the plant

Autumn Colour

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 19:14

I love the hues at this time of year. Everything is so subtle, shame it doesnt last all that long.

Forum

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 21:32

ah yes I forgot about that button, never had to use it before

 

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Longest lived plant

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Garden Idiot

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Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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