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Posted: 13/08/2013 at 15:53

What you propose would work as long as the pots don't freeze.  I aways remove the tubers from the pots so that I can check for vine weevil grubs at the roots, they love dahlias.  I then wrap them up in newspaper and pack them in a cardboard box to store in the shed over winter.  In the spring I repot them in fresh compost.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 15:34

Gently scrape away the soil from around the base of the baby plant to see if it has rooted.  If it has you should gently prise it out doing as little damage to the roots as possible.  If there are no roots leave it a bit longer.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 15:31

TT I made trellis using roofing batten, it's about half inch think and about an inch wide.  Works well and quite cheap.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 15:25

It's a Mahonia but not sure which one


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:10

I've gone from about 150 posts to over 4000.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:09

The RHS website has a plant finder section that lists growers for plants.  Many offer a mail order service and generally the plants are first class, web address is  You don't need to be a member to use the service.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 15:27

It could be one of the Euphorbia family.


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:30

Given the height I would suggest that the second one is Rudbeckia Herbstonne

plant id?

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 14:00

They self seed and are prone to try and take over.

Help needed

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 13:45

The seedlings are too small to identify.  Wait until they get their true leaves and take another picture.

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