Lifting dahlias for winter

Lift dahlia tubers for storing over winter, with the help of this video No Fuss Guide.

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Dahlias are great value in the garden, flowering from July right through until October and sometimes November. When frost blackens the foliage it’s time to decide whether to leave the tubers in the ground over winter, or whether to lift them.

In this video, Alan Titchmarsh offers advice on making this decision and demonstrates how to dig up the tuberous roots. He shows how clean soil off the roots, how far to cut back the top growth and share tips on preventing the root tubers from rotting during storage. Finally, he explains how to start your dahlias back into growth the following spring. Watch our video guide to lifting dahlias in winter now.

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