It is that time of year again - the months which make all the sweat and tears, and cosseting, and mouse/frost-protection -worthwhile! The dahlias are in flower!
I've known they were on their way, of course, for some time. I set aside this sunny, free draining, sloping bed at the top of the potager for them, hoping to be rewarded for this consideration:
Clearly not the ideal situation for drying and storing Dahlia tubers over winter, but I had run out of sand and was heating the greenhouse for the duration. I did lose a couple (RIP), but hoping to be much more organised this Autumn.