Dahlia Bishop of Leicester

Dahlia Bishop of Leicester – attractive pale pink flowers with cheery yellow centres over dark foliage.

Plant your Dahlia Bishop of Leicester in full sun, in a fertile and well-drained soil. Water well in dry spells, to enjoy a dramatic display of pink flowers and dark leaves through the summer, all the way up to the first frosts.

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Dahlia Bishop of Leicester – attractive pale pink flowers with cheery yellow centres over dark foliage.

Plant your Dahlia Bishop of Leicester in full sun, in a fertile and well-drained soil. Water well in dry spells, to enjoy a dramatic display of pink flowers and dark leaves through the summer, all the way up to the first frosts.

Planting Dahlia Tubers

You can start dahlia tubers off under cover in mid spring, or plant them outside when all risk of frost has passed, usually in April. When planting, make sure dahlia tubers have lots of sun and adequate drainage, plant with the eyes (buds) facing upwards. Place in soil rich in organic matter such as compost or aged manure at a depth of around six inches. Water consistently so that the soil remains moist but not soggy. Place stakes around the dahlia soon after planting and tie it up when necessary. Young leaves are vulnerable to slugs but as the plant matures, they tend to leave them alone.

Keep your Dahlias blooming from June right through until the first Winter frosts by watering regularly, and fertilising every couple of weeks to encourage growth. Use a general purpose liquid fertiliser with balanced nutrients and dilute according to directions. Always water before applying fertiliser to avoid root burn.

Finally, remember to deadhead any spent blooms as they appear. This will help encourage more flowers as well as promote a bushier growth habit – making for a fuller looking plant!

Storing Dahlia Tubers

Dahlias are not frost hardy and will need to be lifted again in November. At the end of the growing season, you can dig your Dahlia tubers up gently and store them for replanting the following Spring. Cut off all but about 15cm of top growth before doing so, and allow them to dry before storing them in a ventilated box or basket filled with slightly moist sand or vermiculite, and in a cool, dry place.

Keep the tubers moist throughout the Winter and cut away any sign of rot, replant as soon as the last frosts have come and gone.

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