Posted: 04/11/2014 at 23:33
Am I the only one not convinced by the need to have a dahlia frosted? Down here frost is not too common, certainly not a severe one, yet dahlias prosper here.
i cut back, dig up, divide dahlias when I feel like I want to. had a dahlia badly atracked by snails and slugs in the summer so I dug it up in September, divided it and potted the (3) pieces up. They grew well without much delay and they will produce fine plants next year. They will not taste frost at all.
Sometimes I feel there is too much (over) fussiness about plants when common sense should dictate how we treat them