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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Dahlia (Border Varieties)

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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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