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hayleyaj

Always loved to potter in the garden but only really in the last couple of years, have I embraced it by redesigning our space and growing from seed

Dahlia

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hayleyaj

Love this colour 😍

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Keely

That's gawjus 🌺🌺🌺

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pelly

Morning Hayley, she's a beauty. ♥♥♥

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hayleyaj

Good morning Keely and Jane, she is a pretty lady 😄 @Keely @pelly

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icedance

She's a beauty Hayley 😍

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nessas

Such a delicate colour Hayley 💟

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hayleyaj

Another pretty from my #seedgrown #dahlia ❤️ #dahliaday

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juliesgarden

❤️❤️

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Jasonsparkes1

Lovely ❤

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lexijane

Gorgeous 😍

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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hayleyaj

Good evening fellow #gters can you assist me please? This was a bedding dahlia purchased 3 years ago as a small plant. It's been in the same pot and grown beautifully over this time. This is the first year I've removed to dry out to store over winter. Can I break this tuber/tubers up next year to make more plants? All had roots of their own. Any help greatly appreciated 👍🤔🤔🤔 @mikethegardener ?

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

@hayleyaj I'll be interested in the replies to this as I've got some myself.

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hayleyaj

Dave, amazingly this collection of tubers is twice the size of the huge dahlia I have in the garden! Which makes me think I can divide it up 😃👍 @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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pelly

Me too @davewrightjoinery.co @hayleyaj. 😊 😊

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clustyroen

Hayley I haven't grown dahlias for a very long time, but I remember way back I used to separate the tubers, I think you had better have a second opinion though!

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hayleyaj

Thanks Cynthia, I'm pretty sure I can but wanted a 2nd opinion! 😃👍 @clustyroen

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mrsflowerpot

Hi Hayley, yes you can but if wait until spring to do it as all divided tubers need a viable growing eye and you won't necessarily be able to see them on a newly dug up Dahlia. Dust most of the compost off and store on top of some grit or dry sand in a dark frost free place and then divide away in spring! Happy Days!!! Dahlias for free!! #advice-dahlia

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Keely

I divide mine most years if tubers are big enough, you may loose the odd little one when prizing apart but I also save them and throw them all in one pot and some have still grown even though they didn't have growing eyes when i planted them. I would def divide that one its big enough....more plants 👌👌

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susanhumphrey333

This is all useful info. Thanks @clustyroen @mrsflowerpot @Keely

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mrsflowerpot

I think with the growing eye thing it's more the fact that without a growing eye the tuber is more susceptible to be struck down by dreaded Captain Rotski before it can develop viable roots and shoots. But I've divided them before and like @keely said some have still grown without an eye 👍🏻💚👍🏻

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hayleyaj

That's great Keely and Beck, I wasn't going to do it til Spring so I'll dry and store and see how they fair next year. As this was a bedding dahlia it's the first time I've seen it tuber and it's massive compared to my large dahlia! Thanks for the help ladies! 😍💕💚💜👏👏👍 @mrsflowerpot @Keely

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edward

Huge. I bet that's a great belter

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hayleyaj

Bought this for 99p at Gardeners World 2014. It withstands the winter and comes back bigger and more beautiful every year....#bargain !

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