For fabulous summer blooms, cut flowers for the house look no further than the fabulous dahlia says Jean Vernon
Keep your garden, pots and containers looking fabulous right into the autumn with dahlias. These amazing garden plants repeat flower, look amazing, are easy to grow and will produce masses of cut flowers for the house too.
Dahlias are half-hardy and will need winter protection. Bring them into the shelter of a shed or greenhouse for the winter and keep the tubers relatively dry until they start to sprout in spring.
Here are five great varieties chosen by Jon Wheatley from the RHS Gold Medal Winning National Dahlia Collection.