Verdun


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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 14:05

Happy birthday too to TOPBIRD 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:06

Thanks PD 

Dahlias

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 12:05

Yes Lyn, when they dry out a little they will be easier to separate.  Keep them anywhere safe from frost.  You will gain confidence over the years and realise there is an awful lot of hype about keeping dahlias.


lantana, they will prob be fine as they are but yes a heap of mpc would be ok    i would keep it dry to make sure.  Maybe a sheet of wood, glass, plastic suspended over 4 pots over the top? 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:57

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANNY BEACH 

Knifophia Rooperi query

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 08:41

They will imorove year on year Andy.  Mine were so much more impressive from second year on.  Still a few flowering here too 

Dahlias

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 08:37

Lyn


as I said before about keeping over winter but yes, I pull my tubers apart and either pot up or keep protected over winter as bare "root"


every tuber needs a stem...if you can separate them, and usually they do so quite easily, pot them individually in dry compost.  Fleece, newspaper etc protection also.  Don't "overdivide".....keep them as a decent size for better plants next year 


Mice have never been a problem for me but if they are potted they are more likely to safer I think.  That shed looks ideal ....surely mice resistant Lyn? 

Anniversary of National and Family Tragedy

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 18:37

Thoughts with you Oakridge.  A terrible event.  As with Iamweedy I have felt moved by this anniversary this week too.  

Acer soil

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 18:28

Nanny beach, I refer to john innes ericaceous rather than ericaceous Mpc.   the weight will tell you too.  the bag should say exactly what you have....I suspect you have mpc. 

Compost

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 18:21

Well put LB.    And it is easier to make an acid soil alkaline than vice versa.


tap water too can affect the alkalinity of the soil just as rain usually makes it more acid.  The fertilisers, mulches too. 

Dahlias

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 18:18

Dahlias survive well down here all winter, every winter.  They will be so much bigger and grander too for it.  If the ground doesn't get waterlogged and the temps are not too cold for too long dahlias will be fine.


sorry Hazel, almost missed you.  Yes, leave it to do its own thing 

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