Dahlias
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dahlias failing to bloom

Zone London W85LE | Iangela.pope added on July 30, 2017 | Answered

I have read the reasons why my dahlias don't look like blooming. If I cut back the mass of leaves, might this make the plants produce bloom?

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nikki-phipps
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Answered on July 31, 2017

Do not cut the foliage, as this is how the plant gathers energy for producing blooms. Try giving the plant some phosphorus-rich fertilizer or bone meal to help encourage flowering. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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