Category Archives: dahlias

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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In a Vase on Monday: the Gaiety Club

Today I am celebrating the abundance of the cutting beds with the brightest dahlias and zinnias available, with a few others for support. David Howard is in there again, with Geoffrey Kent (red), Dorothy Rose (pink), Top Totty (purple, and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bright Eyes

Today’s vase started with two large red grown-from-seed dahlia blooms, with their bright yellow eyes, and was developed around the theme of ‘bright’, but when it came to arranging them they dominated the rest of the blooms because of their … Continue reading

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Six Hatchlings on Saturday

It is always exciting when something in the garden flowers for the first time, or after a long absence – an occasion for the red carpet to be rolled out and for a tootle on a trumpet or, at the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Times They are a Changin’

Cooler temperatures and blistery blustery Thursday have ensured that things in the garden are very much a changin’, but I for one have no objection. There is something about the seasonal changes at this time of year that brings out … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the First and the Last

Well, the last will be first for this Six on Saturday post, as temperatures down to minus 2°C last night will sadly have seen off the dahlias for this year. The photograph was taken quite early in the day but … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Clara, Dorothy and Phyllis Come to Tea

I am sure I have brought other lovelies to tea on a previous Monday morning, but today it is the turn of Dahlia ‘Dorothy Rose’, Chrysanthemum ‘Clara Curtis’ and Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’, nipped at their heels by Antirrhinum ‘Liberty Classic … Continue reading

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October Blooms: Late Comers and Dance-All-Nighters

Around this time of the month Chloris of the Blooming Garden invites us to share our top ten or so blooms, so on this damp and grey October day I am sharing mine; thanks to Chloris for facilitating this. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: the Zinnia’s ‘Excuse Me’

I was on my way to the cutting beds to pick dahlias for today’s vase but the zinnias (those project-tolerant ones) pushed their way in front of me and said ‘excuse me, but isn’t it our turn?’. How could I … Continue reading

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