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Will a tray of dahlias grow back

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by clum111, Jul 11, 2021.

  1. clum111

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    Hi,

    Last week I took delivery of 20 dahlias plants, which I potted up. Due to the past week's rain, I was unable to get out crawling in my back garden. Today I've been out and found all these dahlias stripped of their leaves.

    Will they grow new leaves, if I move them to the greenhouse where I was going to put them if it hadn't started to rain?
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I think they probably will, but not sure that they will flower this year.
    They do grow fast given lots of sunshine and water and food.
     
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    Thanks @pete , I'm not bothered if they don't flower this year, just as long a I haven't lost them I'll be happy.
     
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      It was probably slugs, they love dahlias and rain. Make sure you don't accidentally bring slugs hiddden under the pots when you move them to your greenhouse.
       
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        Well @JWK , It was actually a slug, as I found it in the tray. Transferred all the pots out into a new tray scraping the bottoms on the ground making sure nothing was on them.
         
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          Earlier in the year all new growth on my dahlias was completely nibbled away by slugs and snails. I had to resort to slug pellets even though I don't like using them, they recovered and now have flower buds.
           
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