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10/06/2014 at 18:06
Hi Guys! Been a while! I've got a pretty major issue...I bought tonnes of Dahlia's this year (well, about 20) and kept them in my 'Plant Room' - which is essentially the spare bedroom. I potted them up in late February and they started growing in late march. They've all Ben growing really well, but I've been working 7 days a week lately and neglected them...and I visited the plant room today to find they've all snapped... Question: Will they grow back? I've had to remove all of the snapped foliage, but there's literally nothing left on a few of them. Question: I've now put them outside, but will they be alright with getting partial sun? The spot is south-easy facing, so by 2-2:30 they will start to be in the shade. It's my first year with Dahlias, so I'm a complete novice, but can see why they're so addictive!
10/06/2014 at 19:00

Hello Ryan.  Nice to hear from ??ou again 

Well. You have no choice but to out them outside now.  

A clean cut back is important and hopefully they will grow....there's still time for that.  I think your site is fine......full sun will be too much for them right now.  I would be inclined to cover those with no shoots with fleece.......helps ward off any stray slugs if nothing else.

10/06/2014 at 19:01

Hi Ryan, haven't got a clue but thought I'd say hello

10/06/2014 at 19:50

Hopefully the Dahlias have more 'eyes' to send up shoots from. If the main stem snapped, I would have thought this would stimulate the new ones

10/06/2014 at 21:11

This Dahlia as been popping up for three years now, it survived winter too

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48849.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Sorry about the sideway picture 

10/06/2014 at 21:31

Verd + Matt - Thankyou muchly for the help....that is my first job when I get home from college tomorrow (I may sneak out a little early ) . Can I cut them back below the soil level, or will this rot the tuber? 

Also, what kind of support would you suggest for them? I'm going to Gardeners world live on Sunday and they always have a really good selection at really cheap prices! 

Flumpy - That's amazing! Survived all these wet cold winters...What cultivar is it? 

10/06/2014 at 21:34

That doesnt look like a Dahlia flumpy

Looks like a Japanese Anemone to me.

Ryan, if there are still leaves on the stems that snapped then cut the stem back to an inch above those, you may get some side shoots coming from them

10/06/2014 at 21:41

Sorry Ryan I'm not sure, I bought a variety from wilkinson, all I know is it has a perfect round pink flower (like a ball), I'm having a go at Begonia mix this year too, they are just popping there heads above the soil, I will send pictures when they flower 

10/06/2014 at 21:44

Matt I will send you a photo of my Dahlia when it flowers 

10/06/2014 at 21:48

cool The leaves just look a bit weird :P

 

10/06/2014 at 21:48

I think Matt is correct Flumpy- it looks like a Japanese Anemone - soz

10/06/2014 at 21:50

I think so too

10/06/2014 at 21:53

Well I wasn't going to say anything...but  

10/06/2014 at 22:23

Ok i'm out voted 

10/06/2014 at 22:24

I'd rather have a japanese anemone than an dahlia any day

10/06/2014 at 22:25

Me too - love them 

11/06/2014 at 10:39

I'd rather have both. Which I do already!

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