Planting dahlia tubers

Get dahlias off to a great start, with the help of Alan's guide to planting the tubers.

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Mar, Apr

Alan Titchmarsh takes you step by step through the process of growing dahlias from tubers, starting with how to encourage the tubers to sprout in spring.

Choose the best dahlias for your garden.

He explains when to plant them outside and what conditions they need, how to prepare the planting site and how to settle them in. He also shows you how to support, water and feed them to ensure plentiful blooms all summer long, from June to the first frosts. Finally, he gives tips on how to produce large flowers for exhibition.

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