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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Dahlia 'Sylvia'

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richard.spicer.7906

Ok - enough bulb pics for one night. There are quite a few more but will add them to my plant lists over the next few weeks gradually. Here's one of the last few flowers from Dahlia 'Sylvia' - almost time to put her to bed before winter. ❄️💤 #dahlia #orange #latebloomer #sylvia

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bigemrg

She's definitely a stunner!

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous colour 👌🏼 I think you need one of these @SylviaDavies 👍🏼😊 do you take yours out Rich? Or just give them a nice warm mulch?

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pip53

Love the colour

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josy

Splendid!

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justin

Gawjus

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @rachelbrooks 😊👋🏼 - I'm gonna be lifting mine but only once the first frosts arrive and blacken the foliage. To scared to leave them in the ground as it can get quite cold here in Hertfordshire over winter. Will probably keep them in a box full of shredded paper, either in garage or loft 👍🏼

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rachelbrooks

Hmm...I was planning to leave mine in over here in sunny Essex 😂 With a nice blanket of mulch and maybe a cloche...every time I decide I change my mind 🙄

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Naomi126

Now that's a stunner 👌📸👌Richard one for the wish list thanks 👌📝👌

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richard.spicer.7906

Well hello 'Sylvia' 😀👋🏼, your looking mighty fine right now! #dahlia #orange

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richard.spicer.7906

It's a little similar to 'David Howard' - clearly a similar colour but petal shape is slightly different too. And the foliage is just green (no darkness or bronze colouring).

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rusty

Looks perfect to me Richard 😍👌

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kathy

Sylvia is beautiful😊

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fuschia

Wow Sylvia sure is #stunning 💛💛

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etheltheold

Amazing 🤗🤗😀😀🖒🖒

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jan06

Fabulous colour👍

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Naomi126

Love the form 👌🏻📸👌🏻

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christineb

True beauty 👌

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vec

Gorgeous

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janeatkin

What a Beaut.

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clustyroen

Stunning!

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richard.spicer.7906

Sylvia's back 😀.... but looking a bit creepy right now 😳👁....

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Naomi126

👌🏻📸👌🏻

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stephent

Gorgeous @richard.spicer.7906

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sue1953

Exactly what I thought Richard

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vec

Almost looks like an evil eye 😁

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carolineparr235

Good morning to Sylvia, and to you too Richard of course 😀

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juliesgarden

Stunning Sylvia 👍

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pencil

She is just about to burst open....and we are waiting patiently x

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debs69

She won't look creepy for long! 👍

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sara2309

Gorgeous!

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kathy

The eye has it

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Sure it's not big brother watching you again? 🤔😳🕵🏻😉 like it!

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richard.spicer.7906

So little time at the moment, missing all my GT friends and updates 😢. I did, however, have time to do some essential tasks at the wkd. Dug my Dahlia tubers up. When digging, allow plenty of room so that you don't damage the tubers as they will be much bigger in size than when you planted them at the beginning of the year! I've taken off as much soil as possible, and now balancing them upside down in the garage to let as much moisture drain out. I'll leave like this for about 2-3 weeks.

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justin

Good tips as always Rich 🙌

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richard.spicer.7906

Cheers @justin 🙌🏼

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joanboston

Thanks for the advice

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Hi Rich @richard.spicer.7906 I'm so lucky I can keep mine in the ground during winter. With 20 #dahlias i would have little space to winter them.

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richard.spicer.7906

No probs Joan 👍🏼😀 @joanboston

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richard.spicer.7906

I see what you mean Steve 😳, I struggle to find a home for 2 let alone 20! 😂 @lamaisonbleueoleron

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debs69

Do the tubers grow in size year on year @richard.spicer.7906 ? 🤓

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richard.spicer.7906

I think they are a bit like potatoes in some respect - these ones are definitely double in size. You tend to lose a couple of smaller ones over the winter so they reduce a bit 🤓 @debs69

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debs69

Thanks @richard.spicer.7906 🤓 🤓👍

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fuschia

Interesting. Thank you Richard 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

😀 @fuschia

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richard.spicer.7906

Sylvia still going strong 💪🏼👊🏼 #orange #dahlia #latebloomer

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fuschia

Oh wow stunning ‼️‼️

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justin

What a stunner 😳😍

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debs69

So lovely 🎃

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kathy

Really lovely

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christineb

Perfection 👌

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mojo

🌼💛😍

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juliesgarden

Love it 😊

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linfoster

Love that colour 😘

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janric

Beautiful❤️

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justin

We sure as hell cant forget Sylvia!! Def #bestof2015 🙌

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richard.spicer.7906

Ah, our dearest Sylvia - she is a stunner 🙌🏼 @justin

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richard.spicer.7906

Sylvia's been looking mighty fine these last few days in the sun👌🏼😎

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krishnahairdo

Perfection

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justin

I'd say Sylvia's looking pretty fancy 💁

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debs69

Mighty fine our Sylvia 👍

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juliesgarden

Beautiful colour 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

She sure is @justin @debs69 @krishnahairdo @juliesgarden 😁

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linfoster

What a beautiful colour and fine specimen 😍🌼

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kathy

Love the progress and end result photos

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justin

#orange

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justin

#dahlia

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brightcolours

#upclose

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richard.spicer.7906

Introducing Sylvia....

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debs69

Well hello my lovely 🐝

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justin

Another fab capture... Always perfect Rich 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Sylvia is almost ready too 😁

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brightcolours

#bud #upclose

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richard.spicer.7906

My other Dahlia in the new bed - coming along nicely.

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brightcolours

#newgrowth #dahlia

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brightcolours

#newgrowth #dahlia #tuber

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brightcolours

#dahlia #tuber

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