This is how I’ll be overwintering our dahlias this year. The technique has worked well over the last few years so I’ll be doing the same.
Hannah spent 12 years working as an administrator for the National Health Service in the UK but recently switched to part-time employment to spend more time with her young family.
She has previously volunteered in several countries in Africa and Eastern Europe and is interested in sustainability, eco-friendly living, wildlife and nature.
Hannah is always trying to move the needle when it comes to sustainability at home and in the garden; she collects seeds and cuttings each year, and plastic pots never go to waste! Her goals for this year: To only grow ornamental plants that are pollinator-friendly and to introduce her children to more home-grown fruit and vegetable dishes.
Hannah holds a Level 3 qualification in horticulture but left the industry for 12 years to work as an administrator. She is currently studying part-time for a level 4 qualification.
Her primary role here at DIY Gardening is to advise us and our clients on the soft aspects of gardening, including:
- Plant choice.
- Plant care.
- Lawn care and maintenance.
- Pest control.
- Environmentally friendly alternatives.
NVQ Level 3 in Horticulture
NVQ Level 4 in Business Administration
Below you’ll find a selection of Hannah’s most recent blog posts, which complement the many other articles and help guides she has authored on this website:
Follow these ridiculously easy 7 steps to stop birds from stealing your grass seed. These are guaranteed to work (tested by us).
Explore our quick guide to pruning hydrangeas. Get the most from this popular shrub with this insightful guide.
Are your dahlias refusing to flower? Are the buds not forming or looking weak? Follow our 7-step dahlia rescue plan.
Very few plants or shrubs perform well under pine trees but these buck the trend and should thrive.
Everything you need to know about removing dandelions from your lawn without ruining the grass or using chemicals.
If your hydrangea leaves are curling, wilting or looking unhealthy, this blog post by Hannah Miller is for you.
Everything you need to know about dahlias including how to grow them as perennials can be found here.
A list of plants and bulbs that can be put out into the garden in October. These autumn garden tasks can now be carried out too.
When to plant popular bulbs such as daffodils, alliums, tulips etc. Follow these steps and your bulbs will be protected through winter and will flower at the right time.