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Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Jul 21, 2013 9:40 PM CST

My first post on this was harsh , and I apologise.

I think this may be Bednall Beauty , which has a less symmetrical flower and a smaller eye.

With Dahlias, I usually stake to about one third to one half the height of the plant to keep it more upright, but the bishop is usually pretty well behaved in this regard, and deadhead to extend the flowering period and quality.

However if you dry the seed out you would be amazed at the success from seed , nearly 100%, and the new plants will sometimes be true enough with some surprises.
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bonitin
Jul 22, 2013 8:34 AM CST
Cantillon, I find your comments rude, destructive and arrogant, like people differ so will be their style of gardening, and it is not up to anyone to dictate how someone has to garden. I would say Oku's picture shows a natural style of gardening, one I personally find more attractive than over-tidy gardens, needing a constant fight with nature instead of working with nature..
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Calif_Sue
Jul 22, 2013 10:18 AM CST

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We can do better than this??


Sorry, but I believe in regards to your manner in posting, YOU can do better than this.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 22, 2013 12:13 PM CST
Thank you, Cantillon, for revising your initial post. Much better. I shall edit the remainder of my initial reply as well, and extend a warm welcome to you at ATP.
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Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Jul 22, 2013 2:59 PM CST

Thanks everybody, your comments are noted and apologies for the harsh initial foray.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 22, 2013 10:42 PM CST

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I do hope you'll be able to share dahlia images into the database! And Welcome! to ATP Peter!
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okus
Dec 4, 2013 11:15 AM CST
This is quite definitely Bishop of Landaff, the individual flower head picture should make that clear. Bear in mind I am growing mine in the UK, not the USA. I also grow Bishop of York.
I have an old fashioned English cottage style garden, things either grow or they don't and I avoid like the plague things that need staking. the Bishop has been happily growing in that spot now for 7 years. It is never lifted and has survived in situ 3 of the coldest winters in recent history and the wettest summer too. My soil is light and sandy so it drains extremely well ( not to say too well!) which is how my dahlias cope with being left in place in winter.
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Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Dec 4, 2013 12:23 PM CST
Thanks Carol, I am sure you are right. Apparently that dahlia comes true from seed, and you could easily grow a few more should you choose.

Kind regards,

Peter

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