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16/09/2012 at 13:20
I have just treated myself to a small gallery dahlia. I have the perfect spot for it in the bed however, I'm trying to decide if it's worth putting it in yet, or keeping it potted until spring. Any help??
16/09/2012 at 13:25

Definitely keep it in a pot, dahlias are not hardy, it will need to go somewhere frost free  and dry after the first frost.

16/09/2012 at 13:36

Do not plant it out permantly-you could put into position but leave in the pot-then bring inside after the first frost

16/09/2012 at 17:40
Thanks both!
16/09/2012 at 18:51
I've recently bought somew new near the dahlia collection in Cornwall ......and they will be brought into the greenhouse prob end next month. Still in pots. I often keep dahlias outside but the best are always brought indoors for winter and kept dry. I'm not convinced about letting first frost occur before bringing indoors. If not potted I bring them in, turn them upside down to drain moisture and wrap in fleece in greenouse
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