Who Dun It….

IMG_0017 - Copy (2)

Dinner Plate – Who Dun It

Setting aside the obvious spelling catastrophe, this is a rather special Dahlia, with 6″ blooms of white shaded with red/purple.

Though not this beauty, I filled my garden last year with so many different dahlias after an enthusiastic late-night shopping spree, online, with Rose Cottage Plants, a nursery specialising in Dahlias (an extensive listing but a basic marketing error here I think).

Actually, I overwhelmed my garden with dahlias, in more than a dozen great pots, and having overwintered the tubers packed in crates with scrunched up newspapers and fleece, I gave them all away (in exchange for some delicious chocolate orange brownies). One can get carried away with dahlias. An allotment perhaps would be a good idea, where they can be staked out in long multi-coloured rows. That and maybe not placing any order after 11pm.

The whole dahlia episode started after a trip to Great Dixter and searching thereafter for a huge-flowered variety called Emory Paul that I saw there – truly enormous serving platter sized blooms of cerise pink, held on strong short stems. While I ordered and paid for three of these, none came up as expected so the whole thing was a bit of a misadventure. Delicious brownies though.

I shall admire Dahlias, this year, from afar.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.