Category Archives: dahlias

Crowning Glory and Other Curiosities

I showed an example of fasciation on Wordless Wednesday last week, in that case in a veronicastrum; today I found another example, this time in Veronica longifolium ‘Marietta’. Fasciation occurs due to abnormal activity in the growing tip of a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sizzling

It really has been sizzling here in the last few days, with temperatures hovering around 30°, making gardening tasks sticky and uncomfortable. With our second and last group visit to the garden planned for Tuesday, deadheading, staking and tying back … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: David, Dorothy and Some Bishops

Most of my dahlias have been flowering for a few weeks, some now prolifically, and with some difficulty have chosen six to share on Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme, starting with David Howard (above) and Dorothy Rose below: Top Totty … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Home Fires

Today’s vase contains a number of yesterday’s firsts – the unnamed dahlia, the three calendula varieties (Indian Prince, Sunset Buff and Snow Princess) – and Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’, another photographed but unused first, Euphorbia oblongata and a temporarily russet fern. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Firsts

Every ramble this week has brought another first in terms of what has started blooming, with almost all the roses now having begun to flower, but only a few profusely. I was well pleased today, however, to find the first … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Damage Limitation

Thank you for all the comments about compost during the week; as with all garden problems, it is reassuring to know that many other bloggers have encountered poor quality compost at times too. Thankfully most of us in our blogging … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers Day Six, 27th November 2020

Blogging friend Cathy of Words and Herbs needed something to cheer herself up and, guessing that others might be feeling the same, suggested that from Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th of November we shared one or more … Continue reading

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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

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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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