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    800 to plant that sounds like a lot of effort, I think mine would still be in bags too
    I lift my Dahlias each year, bit of a faff but most usually survive and like yours they didnt give the greatest display this year, and what was this Dahlia deal I missed?

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    It was a gardening express offer - 50 dahlias, 400 gladdies and 2 amaryllis. I got a bit carried away and ordered 2 packs.

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    Nice one, just read the thread. You planted tubers in August and got flowers ! - some of them look like quite large decoratives too which usually take quite a while to flower. Mine were started in pots in March/April and some didn't flower at all this year. August it is for me next year then

    Did you lose many of them or did most grow on when planted?

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    No idea how many survived - I just bunged them in pots on top of last year's spring bulbs and between geraniums in other pots. None went in the ground.
    The geranium/dahlia pots are in the GH now and the dahlia/bulbs pots will be outside all winter.
    I'm a very careless gardener!
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    Oh the chaos I'd have had them all catalogued and labelled, I do love a spreadsheet
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    I hate spreadsheets. diagrams, lists, designs and plans Reminds of work!
    I'm random, haphazard, like surprises, follow my instincts and don't worry when things go wrong.
    After all, things can only go not according to plan, if you have a plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    After all, things can only go not according to plan, if you have a plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdood View Post
    Nice one, just read the thread. You planted tubers in August and got flowers ! - some of them look like quite large decoratives too which usually take quite a while to flower. Mine were started in pots in March/April and some didn't flower at all this year. August it is for me next year then

    Did you lose many of them or did most grow on when planted?
    I only bought one pack....quite a bit later than VC. I planted mine in pots in the GH and kept them there as it was so late in the season, keeping them well watered. Not all flowered but the tubers feel good at the moment so I'm hoping I'll have a few to have a go at taking cuttings from. The only issue was that they weren't named....

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