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Dahlias

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 17:16

Leaving plants in pots does have the drawback of pests but they are easier to control in the pot, than open ground. I have no compunction in using pellets in the confines of a pot.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 09:33

Chicky, you may have permission to use the A word from tomorrow with my blessing. The W word may not be used until 1 December or when it snows, whichever comes first!

Talking of language changing with the successive generations, and I have not a clue about the current crop of new words, we must not forget that we 27 year olds did exactly the same in our day.... perhaps to wind up the older generation, perhaps to exert our independence or whatever.

Here are a couple to get you started... groovy baby, psychodelic, fab.... over to you 

Dahlias

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 09:25

I wouldn't use plastic carrier bags if I were you. I have stored dahlias in cardboard boxes over winter for many years, in an outhouse to keep them dry. I cover the boxes with fleece and hessian to help keep any real cold at bay and I can honestly say that the vast majority have survived year after year. The larger tubers always survive, some of the smaller ones don't. You must expect some losses, but the fun is in going to the GC in spring and choosing some new varieties to make up the numbers. I grow about 150 dahlias overall including those I leave in tubs and never change the compost.... but that's another story.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:23

Do you mean me old chap?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:18

I had a notification for "I'm Leaving" this afternoon when I logged on. When I opened it, it was completely empty. I for one will not grieve over it.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:50

Hi GG, how are you tonite?

Dahlias

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:44

Cut foliage back. Leave in pot , under cover to allow it to dry out. Store where it won't get frosted e.g.GH. Understaging

Next spring you can water, watch for growth,  move outside at start of May feed and away you go. Whip back indoors if frosty.

I did this with a variety of dahlia this last year, and also bought the same variety tuber fresh and potted that up too. Difference was there none.

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:36

If you plant stuff in pots at this time of year you can overwinter them with some protection, and when you come to plant them next year you can see properly where the gaps are . I did this with fritillarias and erythroniums last autumn, and was able to integrate them into established colonies of similar plants without damaging what was already there.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:48

I woke up one morning and there it was... my forum name   Well I am a boy, and I do live in Woodgreen , but I do wonder about the rest!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 17:57

Use a dribbling hose?  

Damp, not wet in winter.

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