Caring and Dead Heading

Caring

It is worth remembering that in order for the plant to support all of that lush foliage and those tremendous flowers, a fair amount of watering and regular feeding is required during the warmer months especially if you have planted your dahlias into containers.

Tomato feed is a perfect tonic as it is rich in the nutrients plants need to produce fruit and flowers.

 

Dead heading

Keep the flowers coming by regularly removing the spent and tired blooms.

To keep your dahlias looking tidy, try not to leave long stumps, follow the stem of the dead flower head down until you reach a set of leaves and cut.