Verdun


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dahlias

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:00

Hiya Hazel.  Pretty comprehensive answer I'd say 

dahlias

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 15:47

Mac, if only to show others here, cut off one piece with a stem or two .....a decent clump of tubers ....and pot up as I suggested earlier.  

 treat the remainder of the clump and use the "eye" method.  

Compare. 

Let us know how you get on 

Reviving an elderly Peiris

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 15:39

Novice

give it a dose of sequestere iron.  epsom salts is a good tonic now and then.  Give it an ericaceous feed too once a momth during the growing season 

don't over water it...I'm guessing your compost is pretty wet 

hopefully, spring will produce new growth 

dahlias

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 14:38

Stems on tubers work well.  Does nobody else know or do this?   Bigger, better, earlier plants !!

Windy alley

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 13:18

welcome cornishchick......well, you are in the best county by far 

can you post a picture?  

griselinia, hebes, olearias, phormiums, Euonymous, eleagnus, berberis darwinii, escallonia, and a lot more will grow there.

will one strategically placed evergreen provide your shelter?  Or do you want a hedge?  A picture will help if you can

dahlias

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 13:10

Mac, are there several stems? If so try to pull apart. If not use a sharp knife to get 2 or 3 large clumps each with a stem.  Any cut tubers try to cut away from the clump and pot up in pots of dry mpc (you may need .3 or even 5 litre pots) and keep in gh ...cover with fleece if cold.  When you see new shoots start a little watering.  

this is how I propagate dahlias and achieve very large plants every year 

Talkback: Dahlia and cosmos pot display

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 13:02

 Cosmos and dahlias together in a pot?? 

A vigorous dahlia will simply swamp the cosmos.  A dwarf vsriety will be swamped by tall cosmos.  Not a partnership for me 

alstromeria

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 12:44

GH for a while Eileen in pots 

a frost will damage any new shoots right now.  Plant out when nice and bushy and after last frosts 

Grass cuttings on borders?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 12:37

Grass will seed and root. a big mistake when I put grass mowings as a mulch on veg patch.. Weed seeds still emerge.  Don't do it 

G W magazine

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 12:35

I had a trial of the digital version but there was very little content or inspiration.  Did not  take up the sub 

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