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FROM: Weekend, 22 September 2018

Gardening — Monty Don

Don’t give up on dahlias

Monty with some of his ‘Chat Noir’ dahlias

The dry summer has left many dahlias struggling, says Monty Don – but there’s still time for them to shine


This summer’s been a poor one for my dahlias, but I live in hope. There’s another month of possible flowering for them to regain lost ground and shine in autumnal glory. However, in almost all previous years my garden has been rich with dahlia flowers from mid-July, and they should now be at their very peak.