It’s about time to start some dahlias. These were a bargain from Poundland, £3 for three tubers.
The tubers are odd looking things, but the flowers on the pack look luscious. They’re shamelessly bright and garishly frilly.
I’m following the instructions in the 1963 Readers Digest Complete Library of the Garden. This is a lovely old book passed down to me by mum and originally owned by my great-grandad.