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Dahlia Sunburst - Going out in a blaze of glory

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Dahlia Sunburst - Going out in a blaze of glory



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And what a blaze, beautiful Janey. Do you lift them each year?

28 Sep, 2010

 

Yes I will do Dawn.....especially after the winter we had last year, dry it off till spring...:o)

28 Sep, 2010

 

So not too much trouble then?

28 Sep, 2010

 

No......just dig it up, say November, dry off in a seed tray then I wrap them in newspaper and store them in the shed till spring....hopefully there'll be a few tubers, so will separate them and start again....:o))

28 Sep, 2010

 

I must give them a try. So do you buy the original tubers in the Spring?

28 Sep, 2010

 

Yes....you can buy the tubers from any GC or even Wilkos Dawn.....Ian bought me this one from there....99p I think it was....really worth it. He usually likes to grow from seed the smaller type which during the summer form tubers to save. Next year I must treat myself to Bishop of Llandaff....a red beauty with very dark leaves....it's my absolute fave.....:o))

29 Sep, 2010

amy
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We have the Bishop of Llandaff Janey it was new this year my last one died in the winter , I 'm not sure if it's to young for tubers I'll have a look when it's time ......

29 Sep, 2010

 

What a beauty, love it.

29 Sep, 2010

 

Aw thanks for that Amy....I really like the way it grows holding the red and gold flowers aloft....:o) Now don't spoil yours just so you can send me a piece will you....
These really are large flowers Tog...must be 8" across....:o)

29 Sep, 2010

 

Still looking so pretty!! Maybe flagging just a tad, now...such a shame to
see these lovelies die off.... : ~ (( `But on the happy side, looking forward to, seeing them again next year Janey...

29 Sep, 2010

 

:o)) X

29 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks for the info Janey. So what time of year are the tubers available in Wilko's? I'll check out seeds too :-)

29 Sep, 2010

 

Early spring Dawn....once Xmas is over....when I take this one out I'll see if I can get you a piece then you can see....:o)

29 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks Janey :-)

2 Oct, 2010

 

Love this one Janey....great colour.....Cuttings are very easy from th shooting tuber n Spring too Dawn...:>)

12 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Motinot - looks like I need to venture in the world of dahlias :-)

12 Oct, 2010



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