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Hellebore

Happy Gardening to all 🌱

Dahlia

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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Hellebore

Just wondering who takes their tubers up and who leaves them in? This dahlia appeared months after the ones I'd planted from taking up the tubers last year - guess I missed one but the others haven't flowered they have tried but failed and this one is doing much better if rather late! #dahliasliftorleave

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carolgs

I leave mine in the ground but live on the south coast @Hellebore

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juliesgarden

Me too @carolgs 😊

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mejc

So do I. I also live on south coast@Hellebore

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pelly

This is something I can't decide on either @Hellebore . There seems to be so much conflicting advice about. I am rather loathe to dig them up but I have two very close together and would like to separate them, so it looks like I will have to lift them. Let me know what you decide to do. 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

I will be leaving mine in but giving them a nice warm layer of mulch as per Sarah Raven's advice...I also live in south east though 😁 I think Vonny @vonnylovesolly leaves hers in and she's in Lincolnshire if I remember correctly...🤔

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hayleyaj

@Hellebore I will be digging mine up after the first frost 😀

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vickster

Mines in a pot I cut it right down and put a layer of slug wool over the top as it's like fleece and put it in the greenhouse, it's now all come back up lol, I'm gonna leave it in the greenhouse for winter

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awomanonabike

I live in Cumbria & have always lifted them but they were running out of vigour so last year I planted some new ones. I have a newish bed that is on a south facing slope & made largely of builders' rubble. Last year I just didn't get round to lifting them & this year they have been amazing. The only protection they got was copper rings. Might risk it again this year...

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dragonsglen

I live in bedfordshire on very sandy free draining soil so I can leave my tubers in the ground. This year the flowers have been stunning. Once I cut the foliage down after the first frost the whole area gets a thick mulch of garden compost and that's pretty much it then until the spring

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Keely

Mine are lifted dried out wrapped in paper n boxed if we get a mild winter may survive in garden but I've never risked it 👍

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katesmck

I've never lifted mine and it comes back every year 🌸

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