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Pruning dahlias and gladioli

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 13:03

cut the dahlias stem at 6ins. gently brush off excess soil and store upside down until dry. dust with sulpher powder to stop rotting and wrap each one in plenty of newspaper and store in shed. i usually go the local chippy and ask for a couple of empty potato sacks to put the wrapped tubers in to keep frost out. leave the stem on to store. next spring watch for them starting to sprout and put in boxes of moist compost to get them going.


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 13:48

hi there

i planted  three  pot grown climbing roses ( all had been pruned back to 20cm}, not ramblers, in the spring in the same area of my garden.  two of them made shoots upto 1 mtr high and flowered at the end of these shoots and little growth since. the other one, golden shower, has made abundant growth on 4 stems which i stopped at 1 mtr and they have branched out significantly since but no flowers. i wasnt expecting many flowers this year anyway but what do i do now to encourage growth and  flowering next year. i want them all to cover my 2 metre high fence when fully grown. grateful for any tips??

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