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I cannot wait for the first frost

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:34

Thanks for this advice we have had a lot of rain too, so think I will dig up now rather than wait for the frost

Over wintering dahlias and gladioli

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:31

thank you both, it has been unusually mild - 2 of my gladioli have only just lost their last flowers!  Think I will risk taking them up sooner rather than later then.  I appreciate your help

Over wintering dahlias and gladioli

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:07

Hi,  Is it essential to wait until the first frost to blacken the leaves of these plants before we dig them up?  We still haven't had any frost as yet and the leaves are still healthy and green.  Normally we have had the frost by now! Will digging them up before the leaves have blackened ruin the tubers/corns for next years growth?

Thanks

Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 09:49

Thank you for your advice.  I will prune early November - frost permitting and hope that works.  I think my problem is I haven't really pruned them hard back in the past  and now they are tall and spindly - I shall just go for it!

Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:11

ah lovely thank you - I do sometimes find the advice on pruning roses a bit confusing but that makes sense, 

Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:04

 Is it safe to prune my roses quite hard now before winter?  they have grown vey tall this year and I am afraid they may suffer if we have high winds this year.  Most advice is not to prune until spring, so I am not sure what damage I may do giving them a good prune now.  Any advice gratefully received.  Thanks

Non-flowering Gladioli

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 16:56

Thank you both, glad to know it is not just me!  It does sound like it was the harsh winter that has ruined them this year. I'll leave them a couple of weeks to see if they die back naturally and think I will split my chances and leave some in the ground (with a good mulch?)  and  dig up the others and hope for the best!  Good luck chicky!

Non-flowering Gladioli

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:04

Hi.  For 5 years I have had a wonderful show from my gladioli, but this year nothing - not a hint of flower on any of my plants.  I was very late planting them out this year due to the bad weather we had - about a month later than normal.  But I am concerned that not one of the plants is showing signs of flowering, neither are they dying back!  I always dig them up each winter and store them in my garage.  This year I don't know what to do with them for the best to try and ensure flowers next year.  Shall I leave them in the ground and hope the frost doesn't kill them so they maybe get more nutrients over the winter or just cut them back and store and hope for the best next year?

Dhalias still flowering late November

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 10:28

Hi I need a bit of advice please.  My dhalias are still blooming - all be it smaller flower heads, but as we are now having our first frosts, should i cut them off and dig them up for the winter?  I have always hated cutting flowers off in bloom, and they are bringing a little bit of colour.  I am concerned that if I leave them to die down they will use up all their energy and not flower so great next year - any advice would be great.

Can you help identify this flower

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 08:47

Thank you for this - It is pretty so I might not dig it up yet - I'll keep an eye on it's spread though!

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Over wintering dahlias and gladioli

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Hard pruning of roses

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Non-flowering Gladioli

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Dhalias still flowering late November

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Can you help identify this flower

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