The frost zapped most of our Dahlias in the polytunnels on 3rd November, bringing our flower season to a close.
But I can't complain - 3rd November was pretty late for us here & they've flowered their socks off for ages. Some years a hard frost in September reduces the flowers to a black mush.
Thousands of stems cut for our 'Friday Flowers', events & weddings.
Now as I begin the long task of digging, dividing & storing the tubers, it's time to be ruthless.
In 2022, which varieties do I want to grow more of? Less of? Replace completely with a better variety of the same colour?
If I don't write it down now, I'll never remember when I start unpacking them, ready to grow again. This one Dahlia 'American Dawn' is definitely a keeper & I hope there'll be nice fat tubers underground to make more plants for next year.
If you grow Dahlias, which are on your 'more of' list for next year - any you recommend me to try?
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.