The last couple of weeks have been hectic here, digging these Dahlia tubers out of their Summer beds before the cold weather begins.
All are now out of the ground, dried off & stored in a frost free place.
It's a big job each year - all the Dahlia Tubers are health checked as we go. Some divide as we clean, others we'll divide in the Spring if necessary.
When dried, the tubers are packed away & kept frost free until we start them off again.
We started the season with approximately 600 tubers & we try to record as we go how many we have at the end. Some varieties are discarded as not great producers & I'll not grow them them again. A few were unhealthy so discarded.
And then there are those I want to propagate so next year I'll have even more of a variety.
How many will the total be for 2022? More than ever!
I hope my crystal ball is working well so I have the favoured colours for next years weddings... What do you think that'll be?
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.