IT’S all getting rather exciting now, the weather getting warmer and things really motoring along in the garden.
If you haven’t already done so, this is pretty much your last call for starting your dahlia and begonia tubers and, while you’re at it, taking some more pelargonium cuttings, because in my view you can never have enough!
Tuberous perennials such as dahlias, gladioli, begonias and ranunculus are widely available in garden centres, supermarkets and online at this time of year and are well worth buying as they are relatively easy to grow and will reward you with months of colour.
I overwintered a few trays of dahlia and begonia tubers in the greenhouse and have potted them up, keeping fleece to throw over them on frosty nights.
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