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  • Dahlias have enjoyed a great resurgence in recent years as all round feature plants ~ by choosing your varieties and their associated flowering period, you can have cut flowers, boarders and terraces full of colour well in late summer and early autumn.

    Dahlia's can be grown in most soil types and situations and can also be grown in pots ideal for patio's and smaller gardens. There are also many dark foliage varieties which can add contrast to garden settings.

    When it comes to growing tips there's a simple rule, "If what you are doing now works don’t change just because someone says something different" however we hope that the following pages will give you some helpful advice.

    We welcome comments and tips from dahlia growers and any visitors to our website; please send your contribution by clicking HERE and we will share your experiences on the Growing Tips Page.   

    National Dahlia

    Mike Mann of the National Dahlia Collection

     Twyning's Top Tips 

    Mark Twyning  
    One of our Dahlia Specialists  

    1. Whatever you decide to do with your tubers over winter do make sure that you clean up all the foliage debris and compost since it can be a source of leaf disease next year.
    2. If you are leaving your Dahlias in the ground avoid using anything with fresh straw to mulch as sometimes it carries chemical residues that can be harmful to dahlias. Well-rotted straw based manure will not be a problem. 

     Please click on the 'Growing Tips' below for further advice...

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    Growing Tips.


    Planting

    When your rooted cutting arrives unpack & give it a drink...

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    Growing &
    Feeding

    At 10cm-20cm pinch out the lead stem...

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    Over
    Wintering

    The big question is to lift or not to lift...

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    Showing

    These are a few we suggest...

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