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    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    The next is J. S. Bach..it is a gold/yellow coloured cactus. but cant find it listed.
    The other one is Gina Lombaret or Lambareto also a yellow cactus but no listing of this one either.
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    JS Bach is listed at Parkers but out of stock.
    Gina Lombaert you'll find on the national dahlia collection site
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Bee View Post
    I've got my eye on V Obsidian and on Honka fragile. But I love the big, in-your-face decoratives, too. Penhill dark monarch is calling me, and another one I can't remember just now. But I ought to have a couple of pom poms, too... hmm....

    *drooling
    I grew penhill watermelon last year it was beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    I grew penhill watermelon last year it was beautiful.
    A beautiful dinner-plate variety, I have that one plus, Belle of Barmena and Labyrinth. Another one I bought last year Otto's Thrill, because of the weather (I presume) only managed one flower - but it was gorgeous
    I've ordered a few smaller flowered ones this year, to mix & match in the bunches, Wizard of Oz (pale pink pompom) Snowflake (white pompom) and Linda's Baby (pale apricot pompom). Plus City of Leiden, a bright pink cactus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    Hi Kitty, yes, if you sow the seeds around March and plant them out after the last frost they will flower in the first year.
    My dahlias grow like weeds and I never have a problem with them.
    I will say they were late flowering in the past year due to lack of rain but otherwise they were fine.
    I never lift them and think this may add to them becoming more robust year on year.
    Thank you Bramble
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    My tubers from PN arrived today I was very impressed with the packaging. Each tuber was wrapped in its own labelled little "potato starch" bag that can be composted. Very impressed.

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    Like the potato starch bag.

    I gave up on dahlias in my last garden as they were just snail food. Thought I'd try again last summer in my new garden (fewer snails, lots more slugs). A pack of three from Aldi - pushing the boat out - all came up and flowered beautifully, two in pots and one in the ground. I plan to try some more this year as I didn't lift them and accidentally sliced through the one in the ground when planting some rhubarb

    I'm interested to hear you can split off tubers from the clump and grow them on separately. I assume wee bits won't flower this year though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babru View Post

    I'm interested to hear you can split off tubers from the clump and grow them on separately. I assume wee bits won't flower this year though?
    Hi Babru, you need to make sure the tuber has an eye with it otherwise it won't grow. Try to divide so that each section has a tuber or more and stem or eye(s). Or take cuttings from the parent in spring. It is said that cuttings or division will actually be stronger than the parent plant and yes they should flower this year.
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    I was looking at them in the garden centre the other day and they are pretty pricey. Some of the plants looked lovely so a few more free would be welcome. It seems early to start them into growth but if it's just one tuber for cuttings I can keep them inside.

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