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Emma915Jones

Novice gardener trying my best to keep plants alive and encourage wildlife. Twitter & instagram: aka @ambiencefineart

Dahlia (Border Varieties)

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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Emma915Jones

I noticed a couple bees seem to be quite stationary yesterday, this one was settled onto one@of the dahlias 🐝 #yellow #dahlia #bee

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louisefrost

Great pic. I've noticed that with some bee's too..

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brightcolours

#bestofaugust #wildlifewednesday

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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Emma915Jones

Earlier in the year I dug up dahlia tubers, gave them a ruddy good clean, put them upside down in newspaper covered pink crates (seen here). I transferred them into the shed (dark spot) but forgot to put them in sand/soil/vermiculite. Do you think they’ll still be okay?

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bigemrg

I would have thought so. I always wrap mine in newspaper once they've dried out and store them in cardboard boxes in the shed! Just make sure they get a good water when you plant them out again once the risk of frost has passed! ☺️

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flof1952

Most of mine are wrapped individually in newspaper inside a cardboard box Emma .....yours should be fine 😊👍

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Keely

Mine never go in sand/soil/vermiculite just newspaper cardboard box in a dark shed as long as they don't get damp should be fine 😃

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Emma915Jones

Brilliant, thanks guys! @bigemrg @flof1952 I thought it would be okay, my dad also confirmed it should be okay but still worth getting more opinions. @Keely

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richard.spicer.7906

Should be ok. Coincidently, I'm trying the opposite this year. Last year I did this and most survived. But they did shrivel a lot. I'm trying something different this year so we can compare notes in the spring 😀 - I've put each one in an individual bag with damp soil and perlite to hopefully just keep up enough moisture.

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Emma915Jones

Yes definitely compare notes, sounds great x

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Emma915Jones

Yes definitely compare notes, sounds great x

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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Emma915Jones

So on GW last week I saw Monty with these crates to store his dahlias. Pink isn’t my colour but these are great for aeration :-)

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trees.p

Love pink 💕

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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Emma915Jones

So this year I've added grit to pots when starting off dahlias in the hope the slugs will go away!!!! Also added a bit of extra good compost/manure as an experiment to see how well they do.

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Emma915Jones

@kyleleonard these are some of the labels I use

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