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Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:37

Still dry here Fairy...





I'll get my coat 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:36

Actually meant bulblets.....?  Got me thinking now .  Tiny bulbs?  I call them bulblets.   Always several attached to the roots 

no get rid of those fine roots too. Best if you can dig up soil intact and offer them to a friend who irritates you 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:20

They are weedy, aren't they?  Molly (more yellow) rings a bell but I avoid those small flowered varieties like the plague.  Wonder if you are thinking about wild garlic...allium whose name I forget?  White flowers and grass like onion smelling leaves growing to about 8cm or so?  Again, digging thoroughly when you see them 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:12

Digging is effective if you can get all the bulbells out too.  Glyohosate does work but always the odd bulbell escapes.

a few years back I asked my local garden centre to get oxalis triangularis purpurea (think that's right) for me.  the manager thought it was enthusiasm I think rubbed off....with its purple foliage and white/pink flowers.  Soon learned it is difficult to eradicate.  The odd piece now and then crops up

the "wild" green sort is difficult,,isn't it?  I make a point of searching them out, trowel in hand to dig out soil and all.  


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 13:06

I guess it is the deadheading hour and a quarter . Nothing takes me that long     I have a nice pale,yellow scented variety.....slug,magnet though.....tucked away in a corner.  

agree we are all different....have a passion for taraxicum officiionale right now . Lovely yellow flowers ....some even in mid winter 


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 

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