Plant the tubers saved from last year of the deep red dahlia called Bishop of Llanduff. My personal taste is not for dahlias, showy flowers for flower-shows and the like. But recently these have served us well in the vegetable garden for cutting. They have single small flowers and seem to know their place. "You can take cuttings from dahlias," says Bill, "easy as kissing your hand". Kissing your hand? "A London expression, " says Bill.
A middle aged couple in shorts and wearing rucksacks walk past. He strides ahead map in hand. She lingers, looking round her at the houses.