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Devon Pinks

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 18:46

Oh dear - though t I'd got it wrong !

Thanks for the advice tho' will try some late cuttings - anyway all a learning curve


Devon Pinks

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 17:54

Living in north Yorks, the soil will be cold overwinter

I have some quite big clumps now in the wrong places in my small borders - they seem to like it here !  I know I should be taking cuttings, but have nowhere to overwinter.

Can I split the original clumps successfully ?  Then plant direct or pot up ? But when to do ? I first thought spring would be right - any advice most welcomed


Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:54

Thank you everyone for your response and good advice from all. I have found for storage kindling wood or log nets are good, or newspaper. Unfortunately my tubers have to be brought into the house over winter  and usually end up in the bottom of a wardrobe or spare drawer.  As advised will split in spring

Alstroemeria overwintering

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 10:47

Thank you Paul, so far the weather is mild for the time of year, but will put in the greenhouse soon

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 17:42

Having dug up my tubers they are now very clumped. I am letting them dry out a bit on a tray in the greenhouse, will store them in net bags at home.  However, they will need splitting before next year so - when dried, split before storage, or after ? The original type is 'Roxy' but some have already started to revert, I don't mind this, as one threw up an absolute showstopper in lilac - unfortunately I was unable to enlighten anyone as to the variety !

Any advice much appreciated - Louise 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 16:37

Thank you, Zoomer, will wait a little to plant my cloves - it would be interesting to know how you get on with your early planting, I think N.Lancs is a little warmer than here and probably kinder to early 'garlic sprouts'.

Thank you for your trouble in replying


Posted: 12/10/2015 at 19:14

Thank you Philippa - will go for the cloves from the bulbs from last year

We did have our first real frost last night - here we go again for winter - thanks again, Loiuise


Posted: 12/10/2015 at 18:47

Any other garlic fans out there ?  I have always bought garlic bulbs from garden centres etc to grow on.  However having grown a really good crop this year am wondering whether I can use these for next year's crop now they have dried out

Also living in N. Yorks is it better to delay sowing until spring ? I have tried both times of year but autumn seems a little unreliable

Any advice gratefully received - Louise

Frosted potato shoots

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:10

Thank you, Zoomer - will do !

Frosted potato shoots

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 19:53

Here goes with the fleece - thank you KEF !

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Discussions started by sunnylou

Devon Pinks

Splitting ? 
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Dahlia tubers (again !)

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Frosted potato shoots

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Devon Pinks

Dividing or not ? 
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Chilli help needed !

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Ash Trees

worried about 'ash die-back' 
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mystery plant

trifoliate ? 
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hardy palms

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Alstroemeria overwintering

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