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Posted: 08/11/2015 at 12:55

Hello Michael.  What do you mean by "clusters"?  do you mean small round tubers?

could you post a picture?

What's going on?

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 12:47

Not perfect yet,,is it?    I often lose pms before I finish them too

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 08:20

Dividing dahlias is very, very easy.....second nature to me now and takes a couple of minutes. The quickest and best way to build up your stock of dahlias. I don't know why people suggest buds and cuttings when division will give larger plants for next season.  


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 07:38

Morning folks 

back from a walk with my dog.  Dry, bit breezy but warm.  

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 07:35

Exactly that B3.....a stem with each tuber.  The bits that "drop off" I discard.  

Lyn, pot up your dahlias and grow on up to 3 or 5 litre pots then plant out in early summer 

canna lillies

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 20:21

Durban has amazing psychedelic foliage with orange flowers.   I have tropicanna black and another purple/red foliage escapes me...  Pretoria is impressive too and very vigorous,,prob the most vigorous foliage form.

check out canna specialists on line.  I want to add couple more. climate here is ideal for them to grow large and flower well 

diseases I think

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:40

I think they are fine James 

canna lillies

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:39

Ok Marc, if they are dry and frost free they should be fine.  I think they are better potted though 

diseases I think

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:13

James were the stems "crispy" or soft?  if the former I agree with pansyface.  

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:09

Hiya sunnylou

mostly I keep dahlias in the ground but those I want to move or divide I dig up now.  Dig a couple today as well as a few during the past couple of weeks.

If the clumps are of reasonable size see if you can pull apart.....holding stems in each hand and gently pull.  Or use a serrated knife to cut through the centre making sure each half has stems.  Check the divided clumps and remove sliced tubers and loose/unattached tubers.  Remove any debris.  Keep upside down for a day or two then pot up in dry compost or wrap the dry clumps in fleece or newspaper.

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