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hi I have 2 types of dahlia in an old bathtub, one large, one small.  The larger one has become massive and is completely overshadowing the smaller one, although it is still flowering it can't be seen.  Can I dig this up to put in separate container while it is flowering?


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,132

    You've nothing to lose. The worst that can happen is that it dies back to a tuber and you'll have lost the flowers but you'll not see them anyway if you don't try! Do it carefully on a cool day (not hard this year!) water it  and keep it out of the sun for a few days while it recovers. It's still got time then to put on some growth before we get the first frosts (Ihope!)

  • Tracey STracey S Posts: 2

    Thank you both so much! Am going to give it a try!

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