I have never grown Dahlias before but absolutely love their showy, multi coloured blooms and think they really add impact to floral arrangements. They are an absolute must for my cut flower bed and I’m going to grow then on my allotment to. I think because of their extravagant appearence I assumed they might be high maintenance or difficult to grow. I have since been told that they are actually pretty easy to grow and that they really reward you if you take care of them. Slugs apparently love them and yes you do have to lift them in the Autumn but I’m happy to do this especially as you can take shoot cuttings from the dried tubers, so one tuber the following spring can produce multiple dahlia plants!
I planted some of my tubers in trays and some of them in pots. I want to see which technique is best to propagate the shoots so watch this space…
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Potting up my Dahlias 🌸putting some in trays and some in pots. The trays will hopefully find a space inside on a windowsill and the pots will go in the greenhouse. I want to take shoot cuttings from these tubers so it will be interesting to see which ones turn out best! #dahlias #tubers #pottingupday #bringonthecolour #branchandbloomblog
I have chosen different Dahlias that are good for cutting. I read that the Karma variety are particularly good for cutting as some Dahlias last longer in a vase than others. Here are some of my favourites
I can’t wait to see how they get on and I’m looking forward to my first year growing these beauties.