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16/03/2013 at 19:15

Hello fellow gardeners.

I would like to know if it is a good idea to nip the growing tips off when growing Dahlia's either from tuber or seed.If the answer is yes when should i do this, also would the plant become bushier.Please let me know.

thanks graham. 

16/03/2013 at 19:24
I never do this. When it's fully flowering in late summer I cut top clusters sometimes to curb growth and tidy it somewhat . Best just to let it grow I think
16/03/2013 at 19:44

I nip out the early flower buds on the taller ones to make them branch out-that might be in June/July??

Dwarf ones grown from seed do not need it.

17/03/2013 at 09:32

thanks for the advice.

04/05/2015 at 14:58

Thanks so much for the above advice I not grown from tubers before and it is quite exciting watching these shoots emerging.

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