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My favorite dahlia this year

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By Terryh


My favorite dahlia this year

A vase of silver medal winning Kenora Challenger.



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Hello Terryh.
Thanks for suggesting your lovely silver medal winning Kenora Challenger dahlia for my latest blog. I'll add this pic. to my blog tomorrow....
.. oh, and welcome to GoY.... :o)

3 Nov, 2009

 

i must admit i do like the white ones, really nice, well done on the silver medal

3 Nov, 2009

 

Hi Terry....glad you made it....

3 Nov, 2009

 

I know he won't admit it but Terry is a bit of an "expert" on dahlias....He is the one who inspired me to grow and show them.....:))

3 Nov, 2009

 

Well done. I am in awe of exhibition growers their skill and patience

3 Nov, 2009

 

WELCOME TERRY :)))) Glad you found us! Your dahlias are magnificent, and your skill and dedication second to none xx

3 Nov, 2009

 

Well done Terry your dahlias look beautiful,welcome to GOY....

3 Nov, 2009

 

Hi Terry, welcome to GoY! Hope you will find plenty here to occupy yourself! ;-) Your silver medal Dahlias look fabulous! Any tips as to how to avoid them getting torn to shreds by earwigs? All the earwigs in town seem to make a beeline to my balcony whenever I try to grow them! LOL!

3 Nov, 2009

 

they are beautys well done you

4 Nov, 2009

 

Hi everyone, thank you for the warm welcome.
Hi Amblealice fancy meeting you on here lol
Crazydi nice to hear from you again,
Balcony, i use Vaseline round the the flower stem roughly half way between the top pair of leaves and the flower bud just has the bud is starting to show colour, this acts as a barrier and stops the earwigs climbing up and chewing the petals.

4 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks, Terryh, for the tip! :-) I must remember that as I collected some seeds of a chocolate leaf one a few weeks ago & I'd like to grow them on my balcony. I've stopped trying to grow them because of the earwigs. The trap of an upturned cup on a cane filled with newspaper while collecting dozens of the things every day, which I killed of course, made no difference at all. Every day I killed dozens but they still feasted on the petals. Do you think they have "favourite" plants? The plants in question were white cactus type.

4 Nov, 2009

 

To an earwig a dahlia is just a meal of flower petals, i have different dahlia varieties and they would eat all of them if given the chance.

4 Nov, 2009

 

Sorry I'm late to this Terry, but welcome to Goy ! Your Dahlia's look gorgeous and I'm very much looking forward to seeing more pic's. Also love your little helper in the wheelbarrow !! lol :-))

5 Nov, 2009

 

Morning Terry !
I 'do' like your winner there :-)

5 Nov, 2009



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