Dahlias – not a vintage year..

18 Sep

I’ve certainly not had a great dahlia year – I’m not quite sure why, but fundamentally it was never quite wet enough at the right time so my plants are still all quite small and only really just beginning to flower.

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I grow my dahlias specifically for cutting up on my allotment. Back in May I planted a dozen new rooted cuttings from Halls of Heddon ( see my previous post How will I ever choose??). They were then left to cope by themselves , with a little sporadic watering and feeding. This has to be my general approach to my allotment – plenty of enthusiasm + too little time!

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Above – Hapet Vinette

Anyway, they are just beginning to flower and as long as we don’t get an early frost they should carry on flowering for another month.

Favourites so far are Hapet Vinette above and Hillcrest Cheryl below.

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purple puff

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Weston Buccaneer

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Hapet Charmant

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Hapet Vinette

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New Baby

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Has anyone else had a slow start to the dahlia season? Or is it just me ?!

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