Dahlia Renato Tosia
Orange flowers were not always so very popular. Seems we cant get enough of them these days, what about this one (Dahlia Renato Tosia)
Performance in our garden
In the past I have always purchased tubers when I wanted these decorative Dahlias in the garden.
We were keen to try an orange Dahlia this year. An online search came up with (Dahlia Renato Tosia)
They were advertised as garden ready plants, which I knew would be cuttings brought on and delivered in the first week of June and ready to be planted out.
Well, I didn’t think they were quite ready for the border so I potted them up left them in a sunny position for ten days and then planted them in the main border of the front garden.
I was rather pleased with how the front garden was looking in early Summer. As late July and early August arrived I was totally blown away with the effect which this Dahlia had upon it.
Constant deadheading and liquid feed has kept Dahlia Renato Tosia looking good, even now as we approach late September,
I have always thought that the best results from Dahlias would be from tubers, after giving these rooted cuttings a go, I am not so sure.
Dahlia Renato Tosia is a decorative Dahlia of medium height. The blooms are an exquisite shade of orange, I suspect it would fair well on the show bench.
Position *** Will tolerate partial shade and totally thrive in full sun.
Height *** 120cm/4ft
Plant care *** Mix some good quality garden compost with the soil when planting. Two weeks later start liquid feeding at weekly intervals. Deadhead frequently to prolong the flowering period.
I would have been happy to leave these Dahlias in position so that the new owners could enjoy them next year as much as we have. However here in Cheshire, the wet Winter would surely turn the tubers which have likely developed to mush.
Just received a surprise letter in the post. Our front garden has been awarded best in the village. Now, isn’t that a high to be leaving on.
Myra’s conservatory plants_
Adding a conservatory gave Myra more room for her house plants. These Streptocarpus which she had not grown before have really taken her fancy. Supplied as plug plants in mid-June, very surprisingly they were in full bloom at the beginning of August.
All our furniture and stuff will be going into storage for a six week period until our new house is completed. I can’t see Myra’s plants surviving in the gloom for that long.
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