To lift or not to lift?  What to do with your Dahlia tubers over winter.

Close up of a gardener's hands holding dahlia tubers. Inset photo shows a peachy-pink ball dahlia.

Dahlia foliage will die off in the first frosts of late autumn/early winter. At this point you need to take steps to protect the tubers over winter.  You have two main choices: dig them up and store them or cover them snugly to sit out winter in the soil. For more information on caring for Dahlias, my Dahlia Masterclass is … Read More

Autumn jobs in the garden and cutting patch

Chrysanthamums and other flowers in a polytunnel

Early autumn can seem positively relaxed after the spin of trying to keep up with plant growth, cutting and deadheading over the summer months. Yes, we can slow down a bit but don’t put your feet up just yet!  There are plenty of jobs to be done during the autumn months to get your cutting patch into the best possible … Read More