Friday, 12 April 2013

A mistake in the garden

In my haste or just the general getting carried away on a warm day in the garden I dug this up by mistake.
It is I'm pretty sure a dahlia tuber. It was in the area where I planted a dahlia plant from the garden centre last year.

In the spirit of waste not want not I shall be having a dabble of dividing the tuber(s). Also just to point out that I can be frugal. I also have compost & pots in stock.

Enjoy your day

18 comments:

  1. I'm always digging up things I've forgotten were there ;-) Good luck with dividing the tuber.

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  2. I have one dahlia tuber awaiting replanting, but unlike you I'm not brave enough to divide it!
    Thanks, and you too. Flighty xx

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    1. I'm treating it as an unexpected opportunity Flighty. With a bit of luck I will get some new plants.

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  3. I do this all the time too! Just think of it as lots of free plants, it's big enough to dot about everywhere ...

    Have a Wonderful Weekend!

    Claire xx

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    1. I know, I hope it works. I have some little dahlia seedlings. I shall be hunting out places to plant them at this rate.

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  4. It did very well to survive winter outdoors without any protection last year! Is your soil well drained?

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    1. Do you know Sue it is rather well drained in the front. The tuber was beside a rosebush which is approx 50 years old.

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  5. Dahlias always look lovely in gardens. They're a plant I haven't grown. I don't like the idea of storing them over the Winter as my garden gets to damp for them to stay in the ground.

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    1. I grow some from seed though I cant remember if it was one I grew myself or some little plants bought from the garden centre. And yes they do look lovely along with Zinnias which are my favorites.

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  6. I do love a dahlia, good luck splitting yours!xxxxx

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    1. Thank you. I have never done it before so fingers crossed.

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  7. I love dahlias, they fill in all the blank spots so nicely. We have over twenty different ones this year. And I just placed an order for five more from the grower.

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    1. I only have a few Doc, I sowed them from seed last year apart from some tubers which I planted around the fruit bushes.

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  8. I also love dahlias and lift some and leave some in the ground.A good way of propagating them is to put the tuber on the top of some compost and new shots will start to shoot,then take these new shoots and pot them up leaving some shoots to carry on growing for this season.

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    1. Do you know on my look through goggle I have come across that idea. Decisions, decisions.

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  9. Dahlias seemed to go out of fashion a few years ago, but I'm so pleased that everyone's growing them again now, they're such lovely flowers. Good luck with dividing it.

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    1. Thank you, I think I have always liked dahlias but Zinnias are my favorite.

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