“It’s dark and cold outside, and everyone’s recovering from Christmas festivities. What better way to dispel the January blues than to cast your mind ahead to summer, and order your dahlias? The specialist suppliers will have the best selection available now, and you can spend a few happy hours (indoors!) browsing catalogues and dreaming of all that late summer colour.
My favourite from this season was ‘Black Touch’, a Fimbriata variety with lovely deep crimson flowers – great for cutting – which kept going well into November”.