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mac12mac12 Posts: 110

Been given some old very big dahlias, about 50 to 60 cm across. They are dry and have been stored in hessian bags.  What should I do with them?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,376

    I'd split them ready for replanting in Spring, if it ever arrives.

    Devon.
  • mac12mac12 Posts: 110

    How would you split them? they are one big lump could I cut them into say 4 or would that make the other bit rot?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,939

    You can only split them if you can find distinct shoots, so that each clump will develop separate shoots. I wait until you can see developing "eyes", which will be the new shoots.

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  • mac12mac12 Posts: 110

    Verdun   there is about 15 to 20 stems on each one. They are to big to pull apart and may even be to big to cut with a knife I may have to cut them with a spade into four then try tidying them with a knife.

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