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Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 21:08
gavtheblade wrote (see)

its the first season for growing dahlias myself this year,im stuck between putting my tubers down in pots or in the they spread at all,or arethey just single flowered?im planting them this weekend in the shed.

They do not spread in the normal sense but they do grow big so need space-the large varieties are not suitable for pot culture-and should be planted in the garden.

Do you mean you are starting them off in the shed?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 17:18

Hiya pam

This is the situation

KG-in Australia,via Dubai but she fell asleep and missed the connecting flight

Kate-wedding in Cornwall, Saturday

Me-Spain Friday

This is what happens when you go AWOL-you must keep up

I have added you request to my things to remember

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:44
Excitable Boy wrote (see)

Quick question people:

First time I have grown chili peppers. Plants are about 3 to 4 inches with 6 leaves. Do I pinch out or not - they are beginning to look straggly?

I don't-they seem to self branch naturally-but others may say differently.


Unknown beetle..

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:02
Jules63 wrote (see)

I have a number of unknown beetles on my lemon balm, sage and rosemary (and probably on other things!).  Can anyone assist with identifying it, and advise what pest control to use - it is ladybird size, it is <span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%;">iridescent silver/black with dark brown/red stripes down its back.

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 Thanks in advance.

I am a bit concerned about "pest control"-it might not be could be a friend-has it done any damage?

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:43

Garden canes and soft string are fine.

When you have them in flower post some pictures and let us know how you got on-guard against slugs/snails especially on warm wet evenings

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:38

I dont do cms so had too look it up

You will be ok at around 2 ft or so apart- perhaps even closer-it is not vital and as they grow they will support each other but you will also need to use canes.

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:23

I planted mine out 2 weeks ago-you can plant them quite deep so if there is an unexpected late frost they will resprout-I would suggest that once it stops raining you get them in.

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:16

Have you started them into growth or are they just dried tubers?

What part of the country are you?

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