Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by JackJJW, Mar 28, 2015.
Is anyone else a mad Dahlia fanatic?
One here but I do prefer the smaller plants that don't need to staked like the Bishop series and the smaller Pom Pom
Not a fanatic as such, but I do like them, quite a bit Great in the border, and great for cutting. What's not to like!
im a bit of a newbie to dahlias, i have a few i grew from seed a few years ago and last year i bought a few bargain ones and i must admit i love them, they are stunning i have absolutely no idea what im doing though should i be waking them up yet?
Same as Freddy not a fanatic but they are a lovely late flower. I grew D. Bishops children from seed last year and saved the tubers . I am growing these this year ,Dahlia cactus Procyon, a tallish 3ft plus type. Going to plant 5 in a group. (Wilko tubers £1 each ! ) @honeybunny , about now is a good time to plant dahlia tubers. Now these tubers do look like a set of bagpipes and look a tad daunting to plant. I think I put this YouTube vid on last year , its very posh Sarah Raven in her posh poly tunnel Very good how to video. Dahlia cactus Procyon
Not a Dahlia fanatic (in fact I don't really like Dahlia) but it is good to see the makings of someone who may start a collection off of a single genus. Is that a possibility @JackJJW ?
I hope so, I really love them for some reason, at least, some that I think 'look' more contemporary. It's as yet unproven if my garden and I can actually grow them yet as I've never had the chance, but I do have a lot on order. I'm umming and ahing about trying to squeeze in a few more as the specialists close their catalogues today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
one of my fave species. love the bishop verieties, and the dark foliage. the cactus and the dinner plates are lovely too.
I'm a bit of a dahlia fan too - all shapes, all sizes
have mentioned on here before, I know the grand daughter of the man who bred the Bishop of Landaff dahlia , she is a florist .
I'm glad I'm not the only one then It's great to see so many other people who like Dahlias. I have about 20 different types on order for this year. Not sure how they will all fit in, or grow as we don't have the sunniest of gardens. But I really love them so I'm going to give it a go and will report back once they arrive in May. That's v.cool
I do like them to begin with but they quickly look a mess if you get a rainy spell, especially the ones I have which have quite large, heavy flower heads. I bought and planted them before I really knew what I was doing (like a lot of things in my garden!) and they need a lot of staking and deadheading. And despite all the advice to lift and store them each winter I never do and they still come back year after year, heavier than ever. (And also, despite what I've just said, I've bought quite a few more for the front garden - I'm my own worst enemy )
I tried growing them but killed all but 2. Have planted them up and will try to take cuttings for the first time. Mine are Kelvin Floodlight I think,huge and bright yellow.
I've just placed an order for 5 of these Kenora Sunset
Here are a few of mine from last year, hope you like them. I have tried to save them and got another 10 or so different tubers and some pom poms from seed to add.
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