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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Dahlia (Border Varieties)

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italydiva

I thought this #latebloomer deserved a photo on her own #dahlia #november #white #ajnov22

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italydiva

Thank you, it really is quite special in its pure white form @gjones

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italydiva

Morning all, some more dahlias doing what they do best… #white #dahlia #ajsept22

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godfreye

Good morning Angela I love them 🤍🤍🤍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Angela…beautiful 👌🏼

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pelly

They're definitely preferring this weather aren't they 🤍💛🤍

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italydiva

Morning again Enid and thank you 😀 They are really going for it this year! 🤍🤍 @godfreye

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italydiva

Morning Elaine and Jane, the dahlias are definitely the best they’ve ever been this year. Really pleased as these were left in the border last winter and just covered with cardboard @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @pelly

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hebelover

Morning 🤍 Looking lovely 😍

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italydiva

Thanks Jason 🤍🤍🤍 @hebelover

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jeatacake

These are absolutely wonderful 🤍💛🤍

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italydiva

Thanks Jeff, I wasn’t sold on them when I first had them but they’ve really grown on me. They’re definitely earning their keep! 🤍🤍 @jeatacake

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italydiva

Morning…not the most exciting dahlia but it’s the only one I’ve got. I need to rectify that at some point! #dahlia #white

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hebelover

Morning, the two poor performers just went in the bin, and the slugs love the buds on the Bishops so much, I think they're gonna go the same way. 🤷‍♂️

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godfreye

Good morning Angela I love white flowers 🤍🤍🤍

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sharonhayden

I think it’s wonderful- I’m extremely proud of every dahlia I manage to get to flower

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pelly

Morning Angela. I think it's rather lovely 🤍💛🤍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Angela…at least it hasn’t been nibbled 😟😍

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hkyfvr

It looks beautiful Angela 🤍🤍🤍

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italydiva

Afternoon Jason… so sorry to hear that. I guess the damper weather in Yorkshire won’t help on that front either 🙁 @hebelover

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italydiva

Afternoon ladies…I think I’m being a bit hard on this poor dahlia. It is lovely in its own right. I’ve just seen so many stunning examples on here! @godfreye @sharonhayden @pelly @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @hkyfvr

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hebelover

Some you win, some you lose 🤷‍♂️ They're always gonna be the biggest problem here, concentrating more on the ones they leave alone, and this year has been pretty good, think it's nature's way of telling me to stick to foliage 😂

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italydiva

Nature always knows best. But as humans we always like to push the boundaries and hope against hope! It’s the optimist in us…nothing wrong with that 😉 🐌 🚫😆 @hebelover

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italydiva

How many raindrops can one dahlia hold?! #stillgoingstrong #dahlia #white #raindrops

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pelly

They make it sparkle. It's covered in tiny diamonds 💎 💎💎

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italydiva

It’s a lovely effect isn’t it? 🤍💧🤍💧@pelly

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pelly

It certainly is 😍

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hebelover

Great picture 😍

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midnightgardener

Lovely 🌼🌼

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italydiva

Thank you….looks like plenty more raindrops out there this morning!! @hebelover @midnightgardener

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italydiva

#dahlia #white #autumn #unfurling

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italydiva

My first and only dahlia #dahliaday #white

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pelly

Oh you definitely need more than one Angela 👍😂😂

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sinukarta

fabulous 👍

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solly1961

Beautiful 🤍, one more than I have Angela. I've added late bulbs, hoping for same show ive seen on GTers pages

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philstalder

Great one. 🤩

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italydiva

I know Jane....I’m a slow starter, a bit like this dahlia! 😂😂 @pelly

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italydiva

Thank you Dyan 😊 @sinukarta

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italydiva

Thank you Mark. I’ve waited a long time for this one but they’re definitely worth the wait. Hope yours make an appearance soon 😊 @solly1961

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italydiva

Thanks Phil! 😊 @philstalder

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kez001uk

It’s gorgeous 🤍 but I’m sure it’s the first of many 😉

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italydiva

I suspect you could be right Kerry! 😉😊 @kez001uk

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italydiva

My very first #dahlia #bud is finally opening, so the the mystery is now solved...it’s #white My other buds have a way to go...maybe October?! 😆

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anges

Yay! Progress 🎉🎉🎉😃

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italydiva

Patience...and more patience....no rushing nature @anges 😆

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anges

😂 I've still got a few at the bud stage yet 😴😴😴

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pelly

I've still got one to flower 👍

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italydiva

Obviously a few reluctant, slow starters still out there Jane 😊 @pelly

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pelly

There definitely are this year 🤔

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jmlincoln

Hooray!! Congrats! It's a beauty too 😍 I was thinking of you and this dahlia the other day! So glad it opened for you

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italydiva

Thank you so much Jackie...I’m delighted! I’ve got another 3 buds so more to follow 🤞 @jmlincoln

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italydiva

Look what I found this morning.....at last! So excited! 😀😀😀 #dahlia #bud

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DeborahBanks

I’ve got 7 dahlias I’m still waiting on to see flowers. I’m trying to be patient.

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italydiva

Ahh, you too? It’s the first time I’ve grown dahlias so I wasn’t sure whether I was doing something wrong. Hopefully yours start blooming soon. I guess the waiting makes it so much more exciting when they finally bloom @DeborahBanks

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DeborahBanks

I only grew 1 with any success before. The slugs ate last years apart from 1 and it grew no problem. I have buds on 3 now, the other 4 nothing much. I have 4 with flowers but not many. 😬

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Cazx

Excellent!! 2 out of the 3 dahlias I had from SGC have buds and like you @italydiva I’m so excited to see the flowers emerge. The one didn’t make it

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italydiva

That’s a shame Caroline but hopefully your remaining two will put on a show to make up for it 😀 @Cazx

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italydiva

Look forward to seeing your dahlias when they finally bloom @DeborahBanks @Cazx 😊

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DeborahBanks

I've had a new one open today but the flower is so rubbish I can't tell what it is. I tend to find the first flower can be a dud and then it gets going.

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italydiva

That’s good to know Deborah. I won’t think it’s me again if the first one is a bit of a dud....I’m getting usd to this waiting game now 😆 @DeborahBanks

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anges

Yay! I wonder what colour it will be? 😃

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jmlincoln

Hooray!! Finally some action 😜 Dahlias = Patience and then they don't disappoint 😀 If you pinch off the two smaller buds it will put more energy into making the center flower bigger. The side buds will be smaller flowers with a thin stem. But at the same time, how could you remove buds that finally showed up 🤣 The decision is yours!

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italydiva

I wonder too? The anticipation is killing me!!! 😆 @anges

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italydiva

Guaranteed to be the most uninspiring photo of a dahlia you’ll see today. No bloom, no buds, nothing. 🙇‍♀️ What am I doing wrong? Is it because it’s in a planter, even though it’s a large planter? #dahlia #advice #help

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jmlincoln

Aww Angela! That's a bummer. Is it getting plenty of sun and lots of water? Has it had any fertilizer? The plant itself looks good and full! I started all mine at the same time and I still have a couple that are yet to start blooming either while others just can't seem to stop blooming. Maybe it's just a slow start 🤞🏻

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italydiva

Was planted in a larger pot with plenty of new compost around mid-June. (You can see plant was a lot smaller then on previous photo). Keeping it well watered. Probably gets a couple of hours sun a day. Do you think it needs more sun Jackie? 🤔 @jmlincoln

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italydiva

Oh and I’ve also used a weekly feed @jmlincoln

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jmlincoln

They do love their sun, couldn't hurt to try! That is if you have the sunshine available and you can move the pot 🤪

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jaynehynesburton

Might seem daft Angela but are you sure it's a dahlia

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pelly

They do like a lot of sun Angela, full sun if possible but at least morning sun 👍☀

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italydiva

Plenty of sun at the moment Jackie. As for moving the pot...that might be a bit more challenging due to the size and weight! But where there’s a challenge...😬😆 Thanks Jackie @jmlincoln

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italydiva

I was given a tuber from a neighbour who said it was a dahlia Jayne. In all honesty I wouldn’t have a clue!!! 😆😂 @jaynehynesburton

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italydiva

It only gets sun from around 3pm Jane, so it may well be that sun is the issue @pelly

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pelly

Sounds like it could be then, can you move it? 🤔

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jmlincoln

Haha I figured it'd be an issue to move it 😂 Time to get creative! Best of luck... and don't hurt yourself!

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italydiva

#cataloguing

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