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mark smyth

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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2008, 08:22:44 PM »
I suppose I should treasure the tuber and take cuttings in the spring to root and pass around
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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2008, 08:31:29 PM »
I can even imagine a couple of seeds reaching this country, in a couple of years, perhaps sailing the Great Southern Ocean, or on the back of a Royal Albatross.
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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2008, 10:06:07 PM »
Mark - it will be a good-sized chunk I send Brian so do propagate it and get it around.

Leslie - miracles do happen.

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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2008, 06:28:43 AM »
re: the chocolate Dahlia seed

Paul T, fermides, Matti, Brian E. and Mark S

I have just picked through quite a few of the mushy seed heads of the Dahlia and got 3 large seeds which look excellent. I realize I have promised all four of you seeds so here is what I propose:

I will send the seed to the Aussies as tubers are out of the question.  Three seems so few, if the Aussies can agree on to whom I should send the seed they can share the seed or plants later. Hopefully I will find a few more seeds later as the rest ripen but I thought it a good idea to get these 3 off pronto so the Aussies can sprout them now in spring.

I can send Brian E. some tubers via a friend this spring and maybe he would agree to relay a piece to Matti in Finland.

Sorry to post this  here.

Does this sound reasonable?

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ok... as there is this little of seeds it seems fair enought... If Mark S. is willing to relay a piece of tuber to me here in Finland, he can contact me then thru' privatemessage... and get the address... =O)


hmmm... or is it Brian E. I should address on this matter... ??!!! ;O))
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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2008, 10:21:40 AM »
Lesley,

If it is like the other species Dahlia seed I've grown, it should be flowering here by the end of the season, so one can but hope for the flowers being true to the parent, and then setting seed.  If I can get 2 seedlings to flowering size I'll cross them too, to try to maximise seed set.  I'm not counting my chickens just yet though, the seed hasn't even got here let alone germinated and got to flowering size!  ;D  Our longer flowering season for Dahlias here should help too.
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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2008, 12:04:07 PM »

hmmm... or is it Brian E. I should address on this matter... ??!!! ;O))
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Matti - I will be easier, faster and cheaper for my courier to get the tubers to Brian so he has agreed to relay them.

Sorry for the confusion - I had forgotten Brian wanted seed as well.

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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2008, 12:56:06 PM »
Send me a PM with your address Matti and you shall get it in due course. ;)
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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2009, 07:47:38 AM »
just had to let You guys know...the tuber I recieved thru' Brian is doing splendidly and just couple of weeks ago it started flowering... hoping to get some seeds from it!  The plant is exquisite, even though I have to say that it's over all appearance is more that of potato than that of a dahlia! Flowers are smaller that those of single dahlias & double the size of chocolate cosmos.... color of the flower is propably the darkest I've seen (very near black)--->>> makes chocolate cosmos look like bright red flower!!  Some how it does look to me as if it is something in between dahlia & cosmos atrosanguinea....    BUT I just LOVE it..... a real BEAUTY!!! ;O)
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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2009, 11:57:10 AM »
Great, that is good news, Matti.  A success story is always nice to hear!
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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2009, 12:17:55 PM »
Matti - Do you not realize Maggi is watching and reading everything? To even suggest genetically engineered chocolate potatoes...

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Re: Dahlia sp.
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2009, 07:20:42 PM »
 ;D... hmmm... I just think that there is something hidden meaning in that comment??!!!! ;D ;)  Anyway, I'm so proud of my dahlia/potato/cosmos that I'm just not worried about anything...  8)
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