This year is the most successful yet in my dahlia production but I must admit I completely missed the spot for growing them from seed and it is only the mature tubers that are flowering. My favourite so far is this purple ball (or is this pom pom?), don’t ask me for a name, I am rubbish at keeping these recorded. Next year’s plan is to sow Bishop’s Children in February, at home, and perhaps add a couple of new tubers too.
On my visit to Wales we went to the wonderful Carmarthen car boot sale which was full of enamel and galvanised goodies at the fraction of London prices and I became the proud owner of these two tubs. I am yet to decide what will grow there permanently but at the moment the dahlias are sitting there happily.
Arranging dahlias is so easy, they are very showy and make any late summer flower combination look spectacular, I like to arrange them with zinnias and cosmos.