Posted: 11/06/2013 at 16:34
FG, My soil is free draining which I agree helps a lot. I intend to leave them all in the ground this year, and I will add lots of alliums in autumn for show in May/June next.
I also never, ever, check the ones I store. Lazy on my part but works for me . Again it probably helps that they are pretty dry before they go into store. I may lose one or two this way but checking would probably make no difference in my circumstances.
Am about to plant out my dahlias on Thursday or Friday, in advance of the open day on Sunday.