Start with the dahlias

Garden Answers (UK) - - Easy Gardening -

Buy dahlia tu­bers in late winter and pot them up in a frost-free place in­doors from March on­wards. The young shoots make ex­cel­lent basal cut­tings and by May you’ll have well-es­tab­lished plants ready to go out into the gar­den af­ter all risk of frost. Be sure to ac­cli­ma­tise them grad­u­ally to out­door con­di­tions and be­ware of dam­age from slugs. Pinch back shoots to en­cour­age plants to bush out and stake af­ter plant­ing, us­ing a strong bam­boo cane and twine.

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