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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based fella with a day job in the City. Bulb addict, but love many other plants/shrubs πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸŒΌπŸŒΈ. Studying for RHS Level 2 certificate.

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. β„οΈπŸ’€ #dahlia #orange #latebloomer #sylvia

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bigemrg

She's definitely a stunner!

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous colour πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ I think you need one of these @SylviaDavies πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š 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 πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹πŸΌ - 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 πŸ‘πŸΌ

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rachelbrooks

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

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Naomi126

Now that's a stunner πŸ‘ŒπŸ“ΈπŸ‘ŒRichard one for the wish list thanks πŸ‘ŒπŸ“πŸ‘Œ

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richard.spicer.7906

Well hello 'Sylvia' πŸ˜€πŸ‘‹πŸΌ, 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 πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ

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kathy

Sylvia is beautiful😊

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fuschia

Wow Sylvia sure is #stunning πŸ’›πŸ’›

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etheltheold

Amazing πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ–’πŸ–’

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jan06

Fabulous colourπŸ‘

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latebloomer

Astonishing πŸ€”πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸ’›

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Naomi126

Love the form πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ“ΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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christineb

True beauty πŸ‘Œ

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vec

Gorgeous

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janeatkin

What a Beaut.

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richard.spicer.7906

Sylvia's back πŸ˜€.... but looking a bit creepy right now πŸ˜³πŸ‘....

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Naomi126

πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ“ΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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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 πŸ˜€

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juliesgarden

Stunning Sylvia πŸ‘

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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! πŸ‘

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sara2309

Gorgeous!

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kathy

The eye has it

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latebloomer

Reminds me of a cyclops πŸ‘ fab photo

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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 πŸ™Œ

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richard.spicer.7906

Cheers @justin πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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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 πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€ @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! πŸ˜‚ @lamaisonbleueoleron

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debs69

Do the tubers grow in size year on year @richard.spicer.7906 ? πŸ€“

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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 πŸ€“ @debs69

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debs69

Thanks @richard.spicer.7906 πŸ€“ πŸ€“πŸ‘

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fuschia

Interesting. Thank you Richard πŸ‘

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richard.spicer.7906

πŸ˜€ @fuschia

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richard.spicer.7906

Sylvia still going strong πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ #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 πŸŽƒ

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kathy

Really lovely

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christineb

Perfection πŸ‘Œ

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mojo

πŸŒΌπŸ’›πŸ˜

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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 πŸ™Œ

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richard.spicer.7906

Ah, our dearest Sylvia - she is a stunner πŸ™ŒπŸΌ @justin

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richard.spicer.7906

Sylvia's been looking mighty fine these last few days in the sunπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜Ž

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krishnahairdo

Perfection

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justin

I'd say Sylvia's looking pretty fancy πŸ’

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debs69

Mighty fine our Sylvia πŸ‘

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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 πŸ‘

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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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