The Gardening Team were cataloging the dahlias in the Cutting Garden at Petersham Nurseries this afternoon, checking the names and labels, reviewing their present partnerships and considering combinations for next year. Of course I happened along with my camera. Thank you Rosanna Bines and the Gardening Team at Petersham for a superb – and ongoing – display. We have been raiding the borders for months now, with abundant blooms for all manner of displays in the Nurseries – and still they give more and more.

Keeping an eye out for the first frosts forecast now though, so they can be lifted and stored as needed….

One of the best nurseries I’ve found for dahlias is Rose Cottage Plants and their comprehensive catalogue and website can be found at –


The National Dahlia Collection website is –