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Flowers : Border Perennial Flowers

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watering peony

How should i be watering my peonies now they are starting to flower? dwp1, , Co Meath Posted: 16/05/2017

Peonies in the open ground should not need any additional watering, unless they have close competition from other plants. In that case, give a heavy watering in the absence of rain.

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Unknown seedling

Please could you help me identify this seedling.. The pot's label lost its print !! Jane, Foxrock, Co Dublin Posted: 13/05/2017

The leaves look like those of a young angelica plant, or other related member of the carrot family.

 

growing exotic flowers in Ireland

I appreciate if you could let me know as what kind of flowers is possible to grow in Dublin/Ireland?I am looking to grow more exotic flowers such as Gladiola, birds of Paradise, Calla Lilly, Lilly of the valley rather than the more common one in Ireland I have no experience in Gardening or growing flowers however I would like to start my own business in this field in order to produce and sell my flowers in my own flower shop hopefully. I am also looking for some good courses to help me to obtain the required knowledge. I would love to know if you think this plan would be feasible for someone like me? Spring2017, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 08/05/2017

On this website, you will find a lot of information on Plantfinder  and How to grow. 

see:  http://www.garden.ie/howtogrow.aspx

Try Teagasc or the local ETB for classes. 

 

peony

I have peonies growing in pots and they make buds however then they dont flower just wondering whether its insufficient feed or something else? Barbora838, Loughrea , Co Galway Posted: 02/05/2017

Peonies like to root deeply and are too constrained in a pot, developing enough energy to make buds, not enough to open them. 

 

Dahlias

I left dahlias in ground this winter, covered with bark. I can see they are still there but when will they start to sprout. In Mayo. Dodie, , Posted: 28/04/2017

They should be showing some signs of new growth, however small.

But it is common for slugs to eat the emerging shoots of dahlias, even below the surface, especially with a cover of bark.

Gently take back the bark layer and see if the buds are being affected and apply some pellets if necessary. 

 

Eremurus Brutus

I bought Emerutus Brutus (fox Lily) and planted them in October but I have three left over which I didn't get to plant yet. Can I plant them now or not? Thanks Gerry Happychappy21, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 15/04/2017

Plant immediately, they are probably already past survival.

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