Planting dahlias – early May
– It is time to plant the dahlia! –
When there is no more chance of night frost, it is time to plant your dahlia tubers. Dahlia tubers do not withstand frost well, so wait until after the “Ice Saints.”

Buy new dahlia tubers and preferably put them in a pot with some peat moss or potting soil first. This will give the plant time to sprout and there is less risk of snails eating the tubers. If you have kept last year’s tubers, you can put them in a warmer place and water them a little.

After mid-May you can plant them in the right place in the garden.

Dahlia show garden
Dahlias add colour to your garden from the summer until far into the autumn. There is something for everyone. From bright red and yellow to the most beautiful pastel shades. There are single flowered and double flowered dahlias. The enormous range is best viewed in a Dahlia Showground in the autumn. Here you can see them all in bloom at the same time and take beautiful photographs.

Dahlias are not fussy and will grow in any normal garden soil. However, do give them a light spot. This originally Mexican plant is a sun lover. They can tolerate a little shade, but they do need light. Make sure they have sufficient moisture and the plant does not dry out too much.

Dahlias also look good in pots. Make sure that one bulb is in at least 10 litres of potting compost.

 

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