Posted: Today at 09:08
After 27 years of gardening I have finally succumbed and bought a couple of dahlias, because they were half price, neglected in a corner of the plants sales area at Mole Valley Farmers.They weren't labelled, other than 'Orange Patio Dahlia'.
I only bought them three weeks ago so have left them in their pots for now, but I want them in a border long-term. Should I put them in the ground now and leave them under a thick mulch over winter, or is that not safe even down here in Devon? I have to say it's the first time I've had such lovely colour in the garden at this time of year - they are still producing new flowers - so I've kind of fallen under their spell a little. I predict more dahlias in the garden next year!
As a Dahlia virgin, any other advice would be very welcome.