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Dahlia Over winter

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 15:55

If you have any tubers attached to any stems these are almost guaranteed to grow without delay in spring.  Pot them up and keep indoors/ gh over winter.  separate stems with each group of tubers to pot up.   Never had much success with "eyes" on tubers ...timing is important I think.  

wot to do now

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 15:48

Alan, does it have sharp points/edges?  Are leaves soft or hard?

i would leave it indoors for the winter.  Wouldn't pot on until a whole lot bigger 


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 14:14

Been a lovely day .  Trimmed lawn edges, cut back perennials, few more wallflowers in, quick redistribution of plants, potting up of layered plants, and just about to cut the grass when the heavens opened. It rained, got heavy, heavier still and then heavier again. Oh!  Just stopped in time for me to take my dog and sun is already emerging.  

Would have dug trench for runner beams and emptied compost into it. Always then top up with a row of wallflowers...all orange this time..and some white daffs. Supposed to be good weather near end of week so do all this then 


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 12:27

Hiya Matty.  That is so sad.  My own dog is 11 and the thought of losing him is terrible.

good lovely memories though ?  


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 08:47

Hiya Wills, yes keep turning plants when growing.    What plants are they are?  Plants shouldn't be growing much, if at all, over the winter.  


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 08:44

Hello forkers

dry, sunny but feeling cooler.  Looks like gardening weather.

a few Linum perenne seeds sown yesterday..........although Linum survives over winter here a fresh supply makes for a better show.  Not many better blues 


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 20:27

Leggy usually because light locally is denied.  Forced rapid growth through soft living. Most plants should be pinched back when very young and at least a couple times more to encourage bushyness.  Good all round light helps balanced sturdy growth.  Leggy just means thin, lanky soundly growth.  I always grow plants to be sturdy and bushy even though it means often later flowering 

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:13

Footballs fairy?  That was a soccer punch !  


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:11

Been a pretty good day here.  Some sun, not too cold.  Gazanias still flowering.....they flowered throughout last winter too.  

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:03

in my haste to do some garden work done in limited time today, at 100 mph,  I dug up a perfectly looking silver swan euphorbia and destroyed it.  A bit more care and it would have lifted and been replanted it is just roots and no football.  It won't regrow.....took cuttings though.  A waste of time and plant.  

Any other dodos out there?  

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