Dahlia tubers

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Dahlia tubers
« on: May 14, 2018, 21:57 »
I was planning to buy some dahlias from Halls. But checked the website but it seems I have left it to late all sold out. Went to the Garden centre today and they are selling tubers half price. Is it to late to plant ? They could go in the polytunnel to try and catch up !

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Re: Dahlia tubers
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 22:19 »
Its not too late.  The garden centres just like to clear them out before they shoot in the bags.  They catch up really fast as well  :)

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Re: Dahlia tubers
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 09:56 »
Have a gentle squeeze of the tubers before you buy. I've noticed that there seem to be a lot of tubers that have dried almost to dust in their packets and there is no chance of those growing  ::)
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Re: Dahlia tubers
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 22:12 »
Thank you they are now in at 75p a punt !

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Re: Dahlia tubers
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 09:47 »
And I bought some yesterday ... three .. and they were just over 2.

They were a bit on the dry side, with some broken off tubers, but after a soak overnight they look great  :D Three healthy ones ready to plant complete with small shoots, and a handful of single tubers, at least one of which has a growth point.

The other single tubers may not have, but I'll keep them to see.
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Re: Dahlia tubers
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 12:23 »
From my last pack of '4'  - one variety was a no show, the second had 2 small, separate tubers which have both grown the other 2 have grown as expected. So four grew, but only three of the varieties I bought, the one that didn't grow was the one I really fancied - Emory Paul :( Oh well!

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Re: Dahlia tubers
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 18:02 »
From my last pack of '4'  - one variety was a no show, the second had 2 small, separate tubers which have both grown the other 2 have grown as expected. So four grew, but only three of the varieties I bought, the one that didn't grow was the one I really fancied - Emory Paul :( Oh well!

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