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rbetts25

I love gardening, particularly wildlife and GYO. I have an addiction when it comes to buying plants. I only wish I could spend more time indulging!

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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rbetts25

I love the contrast between the bright flower and the dark leaves. I would certainly advocate bringing dahlias on indoors with under heating in spring, it is huge and full of flowers. It didn’t flower at all last year when brought on outside! #dahliaday

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anges

Morning, love the dark foliage - might have to invest in one of these for my Dahlia border ❤

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juliesgarden

Morning ..😎

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suerichards

It’s fabulous ❤️❤️

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brightcolours

#dahlia-tip

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sharonhayden

When you bring it in do you water it?

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rbetts25

Yes, once I’d potted up the tuber in spring I kept it on a windowsill above a radiator and watered it regularly. It will need water at this stage as it will be actively growing 🤞🏻 @sharonhayden

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sharonhayden

Oh I see - that’s a lot of work! Requires lots of dedication this gardening lark!😉

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rbetts25

It does indeed! It’s definitely worth the effort but most of the time there aren’t the hours in the day, particularly when life gets in the way 😂 @sharonhayden

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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rbetts25

My #dahlia didn’t even get round to flowering last year, so I tried giving it a helping hand on a windowsill over a radiator and this is the result! Bigger now than all of last summer, really happy. #mondaymotivation have a great day everyone!

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pelly

That’s going to be beautiful and that’s a #tip worth remembering ❤️❤️

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nmg333

Will flower all summer long and get loads of flowers

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Denise16

Wow😀👏

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gjones

She's looking great now!

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rbetts25

🤞 @nmg333

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auricula

Mine hasn’t put in an appearance yet😕

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rbetts25

That’s a shame. Did you pull it up and store over winter? @auricula

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auricula

@rbetts25 I over wintered it in the garden as it’s been for the last two years - all the others bar The Bishop of Leicester, and he was tardy last year, have appeared - there’s hope yet😊

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rbetts25

We’ve had quite a cold month or so, so it may just be that it has delayed things. There’s still plenty of time 🤞 @auricula

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rbetts25

Inspired by the #dahlia borders at Newby Hall

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garypoetryman

Great colour-need more of that at mine!!

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richard.spicer.7906

Super variety, and yours is looking great. Mine seems to have been squashed by the neighbour's cat I think so it's a bit wonky 😳

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rbetts25

Oh no @richard.spicer.7906 that's a pain. My one is sandwiched between an echinops and an eryngium so should be safe 🤞😂

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh yes - good idea 💡, can't see any cats going near that 😀

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