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Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 12:02
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 Any advise on splitting these 2 clumps up.

I want as many growable tubers to store and replant but these are just to tangled to get apart....They have been out 1 week

R

Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 19:58

yep

the first few came out Wednesday and i stored them today. the ones dug today will be stored mid week...

Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 15:51
My god.....theses things are huge.
I've dug out 3 cactus types so far and there massive, must be 20 tubers on each all from 1 or 2 planted 2 years ago. I hope I'm doing the right thing???? I want to split these so I get double next year but I'm not sure if I'm going to do them all now as there so big. Iv cleaned off as much earth as I can but it's impossible to get it all off. So far with the small er iv put them into plastic trays with larg gaps lined with paper, dusted with yellow sulphur and covered with decent compost, the remainder small stems sticking out. Not sure what I'm going to keep these 3 in there so big or if I'm going to dig up any more as they all did alright left in last year.

Dahlia Over winter

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 15:37
My god.....theses things are huge.
I've dug out 3 cactus types so far and there massive, must be 20 tubers on each all from 1 or 2 planted 2 years ago. I hope I'm doing the right thing???? I want to split these so I get double next year but I'm not sure if I'm going to do them all now as there so big. Iv cleaned off as much earth as I can but it's impossible to get it all off. So far with the small er iv put them into plastic trays with larg gaps lined with paper, dusted with yellow sulphur and covered with decent compost, the remainder small stems sticking out. Not sure what I'm going to keep these 3 in there so big or if I'm going to dig up any more as they all did alright left in last year.

Dahlia Over winter

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:38

do the need to be completely covered in the sand or just the tubers themselves??

 

Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:07

Hi

Im digging out my Tubers today as there are no more flowers on any.

I have already done a few this week as 2 very excellent Ball types started to collapse. I dug 1 out and just got the same single tuber i planted,(( it has eyes)), the second the tubers had broken away from the stem so its just a collection of loose Tubers ((most have eyes)).Will these 2 be any good next year??

Also should i trim off the stringy roots from the Tubers?? i have so far but there alot coming out today.

Im cleaning them adding sulphur stuff and then there going into either sand or vermiculite in open plastic bags hanging in the shed over winter....

Good Idea?Bad Idea??

R

Dahlia Over winter

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:06

Hi

Im digging out my Tubers today as there are no more flowers on any.

I have already done a few this week as 2 very excellent Ball types started to collapse. I dug 1 out and just got the same single tuber i planted,(( it has eyes)), the second the tubers had broken away from the stem so its just a collection of loose Tubers ((most have eyes)).Will these 2 be any good next year??

Also should i trim off the stringy roots from the Tubers?? i have so far but there alot coming out today.

Im cleaning them adding sulphur stuff and then there going into either sand or vermiculite in open plastic bags hanging in the shed over winter....

Good Idea?Bad Idea??

R

leaf curl on fruit tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:29

WOW

Thanks Garden Yoda's....

As i say i am still a novice but answers like this make the whole thing excellent...

I love my garden....... 

leaf curl on fruit tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:50

I was just saying this to my dad.

I planted these 3 small trees 3 years ago but for the last year i have not watered them.

Im a new gardener and didn't think i needed to water my trees like i do my plants.

Theres defiantly no bugs on the tree so im going to water them heavily tomorrow and regularly from now on....

leaf curl on fruit tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:23

I just checked with magnifying glass and there's defenatly  no aphids on any leaves but may be if they left in early June i wouldn't see them anyway. If it is Aphids and they have gone maybe i just cut off the infected stuff and give it some food and water???

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