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    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    The next is J. S. 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.
    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....

    I grew penhill watermelon last year it was beautiful.

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    Thelma Sanders is offline Gardening Guru
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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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