Category Archives: dahlias

Six on Saturday: Always Something to Do

Hairdressers and barbers may now be closed again here in England due to Lockdown #2, but trimming of the hedge still continues, and the Golfer has moved on to the section that needs most work, that behind the special snowdrop … Continue reading

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End of a Leafy Month View

October has been an increasingly leafy month and a wet one too, with our weather monitor telling us it has been the wettest month of the year so far, with 140mm of rain (5.5inches). Unlike February which was nearly as … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, cutting beds, dahlias, End of Month View, Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, Weather | 13 Comments

Still Blooming After All This Time

Without a fixed date of posting top blooms each month, it becomes a random combination of when I think about it and when I have the time, in or around the third or fourth week, but it continues to form … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blackfield, Black Gate

I started gathering blooms for today’s vase, cutting several stems of Dahlia ‘Geoffrey Kent’ and a few from D ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, before heading off to look for some grasses to include and being sidetracked by Persicaria ‘Fat Domino’, before … Continue reading

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September Bloomers

Over the years I have kept some sort of record of blooms at their best every month, originally with Garden Bloggers Blooms Day, and then with Chloris’ Top 10 meme with a period of going-it-alone in between; Chloris is giving … Continue reading

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Best of the August Bunch

For some time, Chloris of My Blooming Garden has been hosting a meme celebrating the Top Ten blooms each month; it is often difficult to pick just ten, to avoid both repetition and featuring several varieties of the same species, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In Memory of the Purple People Eater

In the dim and distant pre-lockdown past, when Thursdays were Grannie Days and I looked after Younger Daughter’s two children, our afternoon routine was sleep (them), walk, refreshment (“cake..!” went the plaintive cry) and then play till hometime accompanied by … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Yellows

I decided, for want of anything else grabbing my attention, to share six yellow blooms from my garden as part of Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme – but then struggled to find six, nearly having to resort to half of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Making a Bold Statement

I like dahlias. Is that a bold enough statement? Strictly speaking, I don’t suppose I like ALL dahlias, but in truth I was referring to the dahias themselves making the statement, which is probably unrefutable as their solid chunky blooms … Continue reading

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Some of the Best July Blooms

Just like last month, it is very difficult to narrow the best blooms in the garden down to around ten or so for Chloris’ monthly meme, but I am just about there and making a point of including ordinary stalwarts … Continue reading

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