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I am new to this flower, a neighbour have me some to replant in my garde. i planted with good compost and plant food for watering. Flowers keep coming out but leaves look very droopy. Any ideas???image

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    Is it in strong sunshine? They don't like it. I've had to move some of mine but fortunately they were in containers.

    Also the ground looks very dry. They need lots of water.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Lisa144Lisa144 Posts: 3

    They only have full sunshine till mid afternoon. Ground under top layer is very wet? 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    It still might be the sun. Do they perk up in the evening?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,302

    Sorry B3, I am afraid I disagree about sun and Dahlias.

    In the wild they grow in full sun, in a very hot climate.

    I grow lots and try to place them in as sunny a place as possible.

    I do not know why your Dahlia is wilting

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    Pd in my garden, they don't.  Maybe the tame dahlias are made of weaker stuffimage

    My domesticated dahlias would regularly wilt in the sun and perk up when it became cooler, so I moved them a bit. Problem solved.

    Admittedly the llandaff tribe are a but more hardy.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,219

    When did you replant it? They can be moved from a container into soil at almost any time but if your neighbour dug it up out of the ground while it was that size she probably damaged the roots. It might survive if you keep it well watered and you could try shading it too while it recovers. If the foliage does not perk up, I would cut it down to just a few pairs of leaves to give it a last chance, but it may already be too late. Good luck.

  • Lisa144Lisa144 Posts: 3

    She dug it out and went straight to my garden. She's experienced in these she knows what's she's doin. New leaves coming out and new flowers.

    thanks 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,302

    Very interesting B3.

    I am fascinated by how different our garden experiences can be.

    Makes it very hard to give good advice.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    We can but tryimage Pd

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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