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Thank you Janey :o)

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Last summer,I admired a beautiful peachy/apricot Dahlia,that Janey had in her garden,and I was delighted,when she offered to sent me some seeds from it,which I’m happy to say,the ones I sowed, germinated well :o)
Now,here came the surprise !
Not only do I have some beautiful Apricot ones,I also have pink ,and yellow ones as well ..Magic ?? lol
I love them all ,so thank you Janey..xx

This is one of mine,also a favourite,the only one that survived being overwintered,so I was glad it was the red one..very strange,as I had labelled it as yellow ! Lol..I couldn’t possibly have been wrong,could I ? ha ha.,

A view of all the pots at their best,I think..

Once again ,thank you Janey,for helping to make my summer so colourful..I shall try my best to save some seeds successfully,whatever the colour they turn out to be.:o) xx

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What beautiful dahlias Sandra. I don't think the colours matter at all they are all stunning. I do hope you managed to save some seeds....then I can cadge some off you!

3 Aug, 2021

 

Well done … they’re gorgeous Sandra!

3 Aug, 2021

 

It is not only us liking your seed grown Dahlias. There is a bee enjoying the pink Dahlia.

3 Aug, 2021

 

What a lovely surprise! I particularly like the peachy ones.

3 Aug, 2021

 

They are so pretty, well done on sowing the seeds Sandra. Lovely to have so much colour in the garden!

3 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Julia, I agree,it was a lovely surprise to see diferent colours,and I will do my best to try and save some seed for you.Just keep your fingers crossed ! Lol..
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Thank you Sheila,I absolutely love them :o)
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Siris, thank you. I just noticed the Bee at the right time,so I was lucky enough to capture it,before it flew away .:o)
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Thank you Ange. I'm more than happy with the Peachy ones,as it isn't a colour I usually go for.Janey changed my mind,after seeing her photo's last year :o)
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Thank you Shirley,it isn't often I sow seeds these day,so I'm glad they were successful all the other summer bedding was bought,but it's all done well :o) .

3 Aug, 2021

 

Truly lovely dahlias which are such a pretty shape with those little curly petals here and there. You have a perfect mix of colours there too. Gorgeous!!

3 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Chris, I'm very happy with all the colours,and it's been exciting,waiting for them to open :o)

4 Aug, 2021

 

Absolutely gorgeous and colourful, Sandra! That peach apricot one is a definite beauty!
Loving all your pots mingling together - an array of summer colour!

4 Aug, 2021

 

They are lovely :-))

4 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Kate,it really is a gorgeous colour,isn't it? I like to put most of my pots together,and a 'mingle' is a word I like to use too :o) I think when they are all spread out,they don't have the same effect,and with it only being a small area,I can have lots :o).
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Thank you Daylily,I'm glad you enjoyed them too .:o)

4 Aug, 2021

 

They are all lovely Sandra I wouldn't want to have to choose a favourite and clever you for growing them from seed , Janey is a special friend :o)

4 Aug, 2021

 

They are lovely Sandra! I wish now that I had grown these instead of the tall ones!

4 Aug, 2021

 

Me too,Rose....the tall ones do become overpowering with their weight.Beautiful selection, Sandra.

4 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Rose,and Julia..Janey said hers grew to a height of 3/4feet ,so mine might do yet,but I staked them last week,when the bad weather was forecast..The Red one,which is a single,was much shorter but bushier,casting my mind back to last year .I'll have to see if they do reach that height,but luckily,I bought some new taller canes last week :o) Whatever happens,hopefully, I'm prepared ! Lol x

4 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Amy..oops,almost missed you ! I know what you mean,Janey is a special friend,and so kind :o)I wouldn't like to choose either,so no favouritism there :o)xx

4 Aug, 2021

 

They are all lovely Sandra, great selection of colours, your pots look amazing, as you already know I love a mingle, the more the merrier I say..
I had some smashing dahlias last year, I did save the seeds but only one was viable, muggins then treated herself to three new ones and popped them in the big bed, no proper labels but they turned out to be dwarf, no problems one would think, except most of my dahlia's did come up again, which is good, they are huge, some are under the Photina, we went weeks without rain so I didn't move them, they will flower eventually, however the new dwarf ones are swamped amongst the tall ones, lol, oh the joys of gardening, we have had a lot of rain now so I can now move them, its all good fun isn't it....

4 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Sue, you can't beat a colourful mingle ,can you ? lol..
Oh dear,re your Dahlia's,! we never know how well they are going to do the following year,or not,do we? It looks like they were playing hide and seek with you ..ha ha.Anyway,you now have a lot more than you bargained for,in a good way :o)
We have finally had one heavy shower today,but nowhere near enough.Water Butts empty for the 3rd time this year ! Hope you managed to move the Dahlia's.xx

4 Aug, 2021

 

Sandra, beautiful colours and so satisfying growing from seeds as well. Far more satisfaction than purchasing from the local garden centre.

6 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Alan, I have really enjoyed seeing them grow,and I think I may have got the seed growing bug again ,after having success with these :o)

6 Aug, 2021

 

It's so good to see you have been successful in getting the Dahlia grown from seed to flower! πŸ˜ƒ

I have several on the balcony with buds about to open. They came from a free pack of seeds with 'Gardeners' World' mag 3 or 4 years ago. I been able to keep the tubers alive for the last several winters & get them to flower once again! πŸ˜ƒ They are called 'Bishop's Children'. I've got 4 pots of them.

6 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you Balc,and pleased you have managed to keep yours over the past winters.I shall try my best to save some of these too,but if not,I'll save seeds as a back up :o).I don't seem to have much luck in saving Tubers,even though I store them as suggested,and keep a check on them periodicallyI only managed to save the Red single,from last year..

6 Aug, 2021

 

Sandra, I had a go at growing Delphiniums from seed this year, just for fun really. The seeds were from an original parent plant in our garden. I now have about 20 small plants with some really healthy foliage. I will overwinter in an insulated cold frame and look forward to seeing what happens next year.

7 Aug, 2021

 

I said I had finished with growing anything from seed. All that pricking out, potting on etc not to mention the cost of compost and cosseting them through the cold months. Now thanks to you lot, especially you Sandra, I'm considering taking over the little greenhouse...once the OH has taken out his tomato plants. :-))

7 Aug, 2021

 

Well done,Alan, it's great when they grow well isn't it? Years ago,I bought some Delphinium seeds from a grower,at Chelsea flower show,and he advised me to keep the seeds in the fridge over winter,which I did.They were wonderful for a few years,but the dreaded slugs won the battle,eventually ! :o(

7 Aug, 2021

 

Famous last words Julia ! lol .How many times have I said that ? You will have to have a'his and 'hers' equal share, of your Greenhouse space, like we do in the shed ! lol ..well ,mine is more quarter than half,but plenty for me :o) x

7 Aug, 2021

 

That's a real success story Sandra :) x

9 Aug, 2021

 

Have you been listening in to our conversations Sandra? I already have 2 thirds of the shed ;-))
But there might be enough room for another little plastic greenhouse...then I can have mine and Richard can have one too...well at least for the summer...

9 Aug, 2021

 

ha ha.not at all,Julia, but it doesn't surprise me :o)A good idea to have one each,if you have the space. sorry for the late reply,but as you know,we were away for a few days.. x

18 Aug, 2021

 

UPDATE; Richard's tomato plants have all succumbed to the dreaded blight. He's gutted. :-((

19 Aug, 2021

 

Oh no,what a shame :o( It's so demoralising ,when you have nurtured them for so long,isn't it? I know how he must be feeling.Only one thing for it,you will have to take over the little growhouse now ! :o)x

19 Aug, 2021

 

Waddy, it's a real shame about the tomato plants suffering from blight! 😞 It happened to me one year on the allotments, I had dozens of plants all with tons of fruit but I could hardly save a single plant! 😞 I was really gutted! 😞 😞 😞

On the balcony I grow tomatoes every year & they have never had the dreaded blight, except one year, (may have been the same year I lost all my tomatoes on the allotment, I don't remember now). The secret seems to be not to let the leaves get wet. The blight spores need wet leaves on which to grow & infect a plant. Other than that my plants have no protection & I've never used a fungicide on them - unlike the plants on the allotment.

Hope he doesn't give up & tries again next year. πŸ‘

19 Aug, 2021

 

Blooming (haha) heck Sandra wow, you have done very well with the seeds! I'm so pleased they've grown into such pretty dahlias for you.
The shaggy curly peach one is lovely isn't it and that is like it's parent. Saying that, the plainer ones are too and where did the gorgeous pink one come from???
So the the shaggy peach one probably had parents of a single yellow and the spikey pink.
And mine this year hasn't turned out well at all fancy that!
Ian always grew Dahlias from seeds every year and did very well with them, think I'll give them a try too next year..:)) x

21 Aug, 2021

 

Bloomer; I couldn't take over the little GH just yet, it would be like jumping in his grave...if you get my drift! I think we might buy another one then he can have his own without me breathing down his neck to nick his. :-))

21 Aug, 2021

 

Balcony; He's already talking about what variety he will try next year, so I don't think he's giving up just yet.

21 Aug, 2021

 

That's good! πŸ‘ Hope he does have more success! I'm harvesting my 9 plants & have already got about 2 kilos! I just had a couple this afternoon & they are delicious! πŸ‘ 100% germination! Even the 2nd year! (9 seeds from May 2020! πŸ‘

22 Aug, 2021

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