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How to grow dahlias for cut flowers


Learn how to grow dahlias for cut flowers, in Rachel de Thame's video demonstration. Rachel recommends varieties and shares tips on soil preparation, planting, feeding and staking young plants.

Do it: early summer

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eddstedd 17/07/2013 at 22:23

got some dahlias in containers in compost,what feed do
you suggest and how often?

fidgetbones 17/07/2013 at 22:26

Phostrogen, or miracle gro or tomorite, or comfrey feed.

Not nettle feed or anthing high nitrogen which encourages leaves and not flowers.

eddstedd 26/07/2013 at 22:51

thanks a lot for the prompt response,the dahlias are doing well with plenty of flower.

They do say do not feed until July.

fidgetbones 26/07/2013 at 23:14

It is July. soon be August

Mine are flowering in the ground. I added blood fish and bone to the soil before I planted. They were in pots of compost, with added  fertiliser.