Afternoon all 😀👋🏼 - a little bit later than I had planned, but introducing today's new Dahlia opening - 'Bishop of Llandaff' - bit of a classic, and I've had this for the last few years. But it's still one of my faves. Quite a rich scarlet red, and has dark bronze foliage too (just see it in the background) #dahlia #dahliabishopofllandaff
Had a quick check on my lifted Dahlia tubers this evening when I got home from work. It's worth taking a little peek every couple of weeks, as it's easy to forget they are there. Check for mould, and that they are still completely dry (including the material you are storing them in - here I'm trying shredded paper, although be warned this does seem to absorb the damp quite a bit. I may have to transfer to a different medium). Expect some shrinkage in the tubers over time. #januarytasks 👍🏼
@debs69 they are currently out of the cold and in the garage in large pots filled with shredded paper. In the past I've just kept them in a bucket wrapped in nothing in the shed, but thought I'd try a change as no room in the shed this year.
I should point out that these photos do not do this dahlia's colour justice - the redness is so intense it does funny things to my camera when I take the picture and I get this almost deep pink look instead. Anyone else have that problem when taking rich red photos?
Yes I do too Rich... My phone is never able to capture the true red colour with these or with one of the camellia's I have... Weird that @richard.spicer.7906 and it's such a shame as you're right, never looks right!!
I take most of my pics with my Digital SLR camera, although have tried my iPhone 6 too but still get the same result. Will certainly try those shade options though Val 👍🏼 will let you know if any better
Despite my eagerness to see this flower, in order to make flowering last longer and a more bushy plant, I cut off the growing tips before the first flush of flowers. It does delay flowering slightly, but you should get a much better display! 😁