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I wish Sarah had her own gardening programme.


  • Hi,
    I want to save some of the video projects on local disk since the net congestion makes it hard for me to follow the instructions in tits and bits. How would I do that? your suggestions will be appreciated.
  • good infomation will use in futer
  • So easy to follow-new to gardening and totally hooked and will be waiting to see if my cuttings 'take' fingers crossed:) (I did the lavender cuttings 4 weeks ago and they're doing really well...such a help these clips:)
  • Thankyou, that was very informative. I am going to give it a go.
  • davids10davids10 Posts: 894
    thinking that big is better for years i gloried in enormous masses of tubers-then the experts at swan island informed me that in fact single healthy tubers produce the best plants now usually in the third year i surface plant them in perlite and when the sprouts are three to four inches tall just snap them off pot them and throw the old tubers away-smashing dahlias ever since
  • roket31roket31 Posts: 1
    how long do you leave it before potting on
  • i  heard the same as david spikes, but this year i am saving the old tubers and see if they do anything, i love to experiment. my husband will say your not going in greenhouse again!

  • davids10davids10 Posts: 894

    roket31-pot on after new growth starts-dahlia shoots really do seem to need bottom heat to root unless you have a warm greenhouse sort of environment

  • dabacusdabacus Posts: 5

    I don't like the way she screwed the leaves off, causing a lot of cell damage, also she inserted the cuttings leaving the leaf node above the level of the compost.

    Also I notice she avoided showing taking a cutting of the tall plant, which at that height probably had a hollow stem.
  • TorchyTorchy Posts: 1
    I can not see a vidio
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