The Dahlia Season in full swing and I can't get enough of these amazing peachy blooms.

Coming in a wide variety of amazing vibrant and pastel colours the Dahlia is a favourite among Florists and patrons in the summer and autumn seasons.

Dahlias can be a fleeting bloom once cut but there are a few tips and tricks you can use to enjoy them a little longer.

Firstly once you get your blooms home from the florist ensure that you put them straight into water. Gently remove any stems or foliage from the base, cut the stems on a 45 degree angle and place them into a clean vase of fresh water, preferably tepid.

Dahlias can benefit from searing, after cutting the stems on a 45 degree angle, gently pass the stems over the live flame from and match, candle or lighter.

Although Dahlias can be a little tricky the vast array of variety and vibrancy makes them worth the extra care and attention.