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Shifting dahlias now question

oooftoooft Posts: 191

Hello everybody.  I moved to my new house in December and am gradually working my way round the garden. Ive ordered loads of bulbs from peter nyssen which will arrive sometime after August ends. I cleared this bed so all the hard work is done before it gets cold and now it looks bleak. Ive plonked these dahlias on and am wondering if i should just plant them? Will the flowering be affected? Will i be lifting them at the same time as the bulbs go in? Should i plop the big crysanth in? Will i be able to lift that and keep for next year or should i treat as an annual? Thanks in advance for your answers

Last edited: 23 August 2017 12:56:24


  • oooftoooft Posts: 191


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    bung them in, you'll be lifting them in October anyway you mays well get something into the ground. try not to disturb the root ball too much when planting.

  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    True. I planted 2 dahlias in the spring and the one that had a large root ball intact took much better than the one that had a rootball that fell apart.  Both are ok now but the 2nd one took a while to cheer up and grow 

  • oooftoooft Posts: 191

    Thanks for the advice, put the plants in last night. They were very stuck to the inside of the stone pots so some of them suffered a bit of root damage. Fingers crossed they can recover

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,036

    Give them a really good soaking ... a bucket full each ... that'll settle them in image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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