Plant of the Week: Dahlia
Dahlias feel like such an indulgence, from their glamorous, showy foliage to their brilliantly-coloured flowers. Treat yourself from our huge range of varieties for instant colour you can plant right now.
Simple, single flowers mix well among other plants: the 'Bishops' series include the justifiably popular bright scarlet 'Bishop of Llandaff', while 'Twyning's After Eight' is pure white. The decorative dahlias make a fabulous statement, too: try the spiky sea-urchin flowers of cactus-flowered types, or maybe the delicate pompoms of 'David Howard'.
Whichever you choose, give it a rich soil in a sunny spot, dead-head regularly and you'll be rewarded with bloom after bloom, all summer long.