Verdun


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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 

Help choosing plants for alpine garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 12:24

You can buy as half or full standard Paddy 

 

Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:07

Mountainranger, yes agree with Bob

you can at this stage decide if you want to grow as cordons or espaliers too.  

Trailing plants

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 07:47

You can plant now Margaret.  

Garden centres will stock them.....enquire when they will be in if not.  

my reservation about Hayloft is that they supply tiny plug plants ....not cheap either. Google a few suppliers and compare but I would buy no smaller than 1 litre.   Ideally purchase at 2 or 3 litres for immediate effect 

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