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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Dahlia 'Rebecca's World'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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awomanonabike

13 Sep 2019 • I may be warming to this dahlia, as it does make an amazing and very long lasting cut flower 💜

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jaynehynesburton

Oh my 😍 Gorgeous

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awomanonabike

It goes whiter as it ages. Maybe I do like it after all 🙄 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

Oh now come on how couldn't you 😁😍

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awomanonabike

On the plant the flowers are so huge that they flop and almost break their own stems. Like a chicken that has been bred to have breasts so big it can’t stand up 🙈🙄😂 @jaynehynesburton

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juliesgarden

Ohh I love it 💜💜

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jaynehynesburton

I had some the other year that were too big and just broke all the time

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awomanonabike

I think the breeders get a bit carried away sometimes 😉😂 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

Definitely

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rachelbrooks

Well it’s beautiful and how lovely to have it indoors where you can admire it day and night 💜

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awomanonabike

I like it more now it is inside 😃@rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

They do perk up when they’re in a vase don’t they? 😊

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awomanonabike

9 Sep 2019 • I just can’t decide if I like this dahlia. The colour is lovely and the flowers are large...but...they are so large they weigh themselves down and flop over. Might just cut them and put them in a vase 🤔

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suerichards

It’s fabulous 💕💕

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sue. I just wish its stems were a bit stronger 🤷‍♀️ @suerichards

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jacaranda

I feel the same about my Penhill Watermelon. It’s gorgeous but the blooms are far too heavy. One broke off at the weekend and it’s now in a vase so I might follow your lead, Jacqueline, and cut them all!!! 😂😘

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valjones-hughes

It is beautiful but you do have to wonder about the point of breeding something that can’t support itself!

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awomanonabike

I’m glad I’m not the only one with this problem Barbara, though if it encourages me to pop them in a vase that is good, as I love cut flowers but always forget to think about cutting any 💐 @jacaranda

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awomanonabike

You really do Val - and I hate having to put in supports for my plants at the best of times 😉😂 @valjones-hughes

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous bloom but it’s very annoying when they do that. A couple of my roses do that too!

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awomanonabike

Definitely better cut and in a vase 👌@rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

...but it flops over Elaine, it’s so blossom heavy! 🤷‍♀️ @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve got one Jacqueline and my problem is too many buds on a single stalk but I still love it..I cut them off and float them in my pond...👍🏼😉

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