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Dahlia's in pots?

can i grow dahlia's in pots? Lots of beautiful ones i would like to grow. Not keen on digging them up every year, would they be happy in pots and make it through the winter, i can replenish compost and feed etc? 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705

    Yes, it is also easier to overwinter, you just stop watering and put them somewhere frost free to dry off. You will need big pots.

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  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Thanks fidgetbones, when you say big pots, what do you consider big? would you suggest one per pot, or maybe a small version and a tall version in same pot? 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,545

    I use cheap buckets from DIY shops and cut holes in the bottom. I then hide the pots amongst foliage, so you don't know they are there.

    I still plant most of mine out though.

    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Thats a good idea, thank you ;) 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,545

    aym, don't keep them warm over winter, or they will start growing again. Somewhere cool, but frost free.

    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

    I put my tubers upside down into empty hanging baskets with some scrunched up newspaper and hang them from nails banged into the joists.

    Frost free and mice (etc) can't get to them

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

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    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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