@alan1111 it’s grown so much in the past week! All are decent sizes now, even the ones I grew from seed last year have come back well. No others with buds yet though 😜 yours won’t take long to shoot up now they’ve broken the soil 😁
Love the colour! Funny how that happens! On some plants the male will be a smaller, less impressive flower and the female will be the bigger, fuller more impressive flower. I wonder if that's the same with dahlias🤔
@patburke58 you’re so lucky! Think we are due our first frost tomorrow night 😔 I’d never grown dahlias before this year and only have 2 so far but they are gorgeous! Will definitely be adding to them next year 😁
Haven't had a problem with ants on the dahlias but last year had a problem with aphids. None this year yet. Some ants farm aphids so they can milk them for their honeydew. This might be why the ants are there. (I know this sounds odd but you can Google it if you think I'm crazy)😂😁
If the ants are farming the aphids, they'll keep the aphids alive (as a food source). The ants won't hurt the dahlias but the aphids will. If you get rid of the aphids, you'll also get rid of the ants. We just make a home made solution from dawn dish soap, a bit of vinegar and warm water and spray it wherever you see the aphids.