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22/10/2012 at 18:48

Hi Everyone

 

Does anyone know what flowers these are (im a garden newbie) and also what species as id like to get the seeds (simply love teh purple one)

 

Thanks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15149.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

22/10/2012 at 18:50

look like a new type of dahlia,but they are stunning ,like those.

22/10/2012 at 18:53

Cactus dahlia, tubers are more reliable than seeds.

22/10/2012 at 19:03
Great many thanks
22/10/2012 at 22:50
These are beautiful! And I am usually not a fan of dahlias. Does anyone know if bees like these as I am trying to attract bees into my garden.
23/10/2012 at 07:11
John mcleod wrote (see)
These are beautiful! And I am usually not a fan of dahlias. Does anyone know if bees like these as I am trying to attract bees into my garden.

Not really -well not the cactus type ones you see in the picture-they will be interested in the single or semi-double- flower ones like "bishop of landaff" and "bishops chidren"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=621- tubers are avaiable

http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/dahlia-seeds.html-grown from seed

 

23/10/2012 at 09:07

I find that the bees like any dahlia where the centre is open.  So they would like the white ones in the photo, but it's not clear with the purple ones.  Earwigs would like them as well

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