The dahlias are planted

Floral Friday - First Dahlia

It is that time of the year. I’ve been out in the garden a lot in the last few weeks, and there will be more posts on that to come. However, while I was weeding the front garden I came across the dahlia tubers from last year.

My front garden is a bit of a hodgepodge of stuff and there has really been no planning out there. That hasn’t necessarily been bad, but I do want more space for other things, like corn. So I decided to dig some up and plant them in other areas.

We are told to plant them sort of mid October to mid-November. The key is to do it around Melbourne Cup day, the two weeks before and the two weeks after. I was probably a little early doing it, but I don’t think, or hope, it will matter too much.

Last year I had a big garden of them in the backyard too, but I needed to remove them for my new raised garden beds. I just dug them up and then put them under the house. No real clue what I was doing. So I decided to plant those as well.

I have put 4 along the back fence, between the fruit trees and the other four in pots. I am hoping that will come up. Time will tell I suppose as in all things.

Some of the ones out the front are starting to shoot, so with luck, it won’t be too long before I have more to photograph.

So I thought we could look back at some of the photos I’ve taken of the dahlias that I have grown.

Take care everyone.


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  1. Hi Leanne
    Indeed, now is dahlia time. We have the problem in our garden that the dahlias are spreading like a weed. We like them but not everywhere.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
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    1. I didn’t know that dahlias could do that, I’ve just left them, but so far they seem under control. I will have to watch out. Thank you.

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