In late spring I was cleaning the garden and I emptied a pot that I thought had contained some kind of annual.
I happened to notice that there was a bulb in the soil and then I noticed some new growth on it so I planted it in another pot with some poppy seeds I'd sown so that it at least had a chance to grow.
I had no idea what it was until last week when this gorgeous flower opened! I don't even remember buying any dahlias but I suppose I must have done. I love this flower and I now want a flower bed full of dahlias so that's my plan for next year :)