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If everything grew back like a Dahlia…

Deadheading Dahlias through August will help you get a continuous autumnal flowering display – if you cut back the right buds, and to the leaf joint of course

The Wrigglers #cartoon for deadheading #dahlia #plants. Cutting right back to the stem, above the new buds will promote new growth and blooms in a week or two!

Deadheading

As flowers fade, deadhead them, cutting back the stems to a leaf joint. You will find older flowers have tatty petals at the back. Deadheading regularly (weekly) will encourage plants to produce more flowers.

Dahlias will continue flowering right up till the first frosts kill the plant. Don’t take the worm’s word for it… here are some experts for you to follow:

RHS growing guide for Dahlias

Gardener’s World – How to deadhead flowers in summer

Find out why deadheading spent flowers keeps plants blooming for longer, and how to do it!

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