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Dahlias and jobs to do now.

Hello everyone.

Dahlias are just coming into their prime flowering time. Especially now they have had some good rain and the weather has cooled.

I’m seeing more blooms on my plants whereas before it was 99% leaves and stems.

So now is the time to dead head to increase formation of new blooms.

If you haven’t yet, stake the taller plants as blooms will make them top heavy. Tie them to the stakes with wide fabric, not string as this can cut into the stems.

Resist watering them as we have have had good rain. Unless in a pot or a really hot location they won’t need watering unless you still haven’t had rain.

I’ll have a lot of identified varieties and colours available as winter hits and the Dahlias go into their dormancy.

Send me some pictures of your beauties!!

kara@tranquilgarden.com.au

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Valentines Day Dahlias and Zinnias

Dahlias are now flowering their little hearts out here. How are your Dahlias going? Here are some suggestions if you have had good rain and your soil drains well and yet they aren’t flowering as well as you hoped.

Remember Dahlias really do their best as Autumn begins ( this is peak flowering time as the sun has lost its bite), they prefer sun in the morning and protection from the afternoon sun. Don’t worry if they aren’t in that position. You can fix this with some strategically placed shadecloth. They will still flower under shadecloth.

Once they do begin flowering well I would recommend deadheading regularly. Our friends the bees really like well opened Dahlias so I leave as long as I can.

If you have questions please feel to email me me via the contact page.

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