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dahlia's

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 11:01

thank you to everyone who has given me some helpful info.  

dahlia's

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 08:43

Verdun, that is what my dahlias are usually like, I'm on the south coast and never dig them up and they come back year after year after disappearing to nothing during the winter, this has been really disappointing to just get the odd flower.  As it has happened on all of them I am wondering if, as someone suggested they could have been fed too much and just produced a load of very healthy looking leaves.  

Dahlia's

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:23

Thanks Paul, yes they are the large border ones.  Actually I was wondering about the feeding, I put miracle gro granules in earlier in the year and I was thinking that the growth was a bit crazy and then no flowers.  

dahlia's

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:16

Thanks for that Lyn.  Mine is Bishop of Llandaff and we usually have flowers from July, so will await a late flush.  Thanks for the tips on cuttings.    

Dahlia's

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:02

My dahlia's this year have not flowered much, I've had them a few years, but the foliage has been very healthy and lush.  Can you take cuttings from them?  

dahlia's

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 18:25

My Dahlia's didnt flower much this year, although the foliage was still as lush.  Is there any way to propagate dahlias from the ones I have.  

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:44

I used to think gardeners were a relaxed bunch, not so according to this thread.  I actually dont mind any animal roaming my garden and apart from the neighbour cats we have foxes who dont mind where they go to the toilet and squirrels who dig up plants, I had newly planted plugs dug up this morning and in each place there was a peanut, then the magpie who swoop on small birds midflight, yes they are wild animals but still as disruptive, just nobody to blame.  But cats are not like dogs they really are a wild animal who 'allow's us to partially domesticate it.  I would rather have the neighbours cats in the garden than hear their kids shrieking, and I just clear up the foxes mess and replant the plants.  Relax, thats what gardening is about.  

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:07

I have a big piece of netting that I throw over the flower bed and keep it in place with canes, both seem to deter the cats, the netting is in a messy heap so maybe they dont know what it is or if they will get stuck in it, anyway it does the job, also from birds who eat my seeds.  

sisyrinchium

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:45

Thank you everyone for great advise I'll just keep my fingers crossed.  I saw this last year in an NT place in Norfolk and loved the cream flowers so I'm really hoping it settles in and I get the display I saw there.  

sisyrinchium

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:45

I am on the south coast and the border is a new one, south facing although it has been really nice weather for a few weeks now not so good.  Will leave it and hope that it is, as you said, transplant shock.  Thanks 

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