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Dahlia dilemma!


By Reem777

Northanmptonshire, United Kingdom Gb

Ok being a new gardener I can be a little over enthusiastic! I bought some Dahlia corms a little while ago and was going to plant them today only to find that I don't actually have the room! They are going to be bigger than I thought!
I don't want them to go to waste so was wondering if i'd get away with planting them in containers, I have some large pots 30cm diameter and 30cm deep, would they be big enough?



Of course you can plant them in a container, they should do well after they get going give them the occasional feed ,not too much or you will get a lot of green growth, good luck!!

19 Apr, 2009


I always grow them in containers because ive never got room for them in early summer but I can pop them in any gaps when some of the early flowering plants go over. It also means I can keep them away from the slugs until they are a good size.

19 Apr, 2009


I always start them off in 3 litre pots and then if i find a gap in the border i pop the pot in the space. remember to keep them frost free in the winter though.

19 Apr, 2009


Yep. The majority of my dahlias are in pots too.

So yes, pot them up, sit back and enjoy your display. :-)

19 Apr, 2009


Thanks guys, was worried they would be too big for a pot. Will be potting them up tomorrow :)

19 Apr, 2009


I discovered a slug had munched the new shoots of one of my dahlias - gutted! I'm hunting the greedy little beggar, he must be living in my mini-greenhouse.

19 Apr, 2009


I'd be gutted too, hope you catch the little beggar!!

20 Apr, 2009


dalias they were my very first babiestoo and as im also a newbie have done lots and lots and lots... then paniced, but have they in various size pots...everywhere


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20 Apr, 2009

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