I’ve always loved dahlias and want to grow a large display of them, maybe even has some to enter the local flower show (if life returns to normal).
I’ve ordered ‘mini-plants’ and they should arrive in April so I need to get my new greenhouse build by the time they arrive as they will need to be grown inside for a few weeks until the final frosts of May has passed.
They were purchased via Halls of Heddon who are dahlias specialists. The varieties are Askwith Edna; Ivor’s Rhonda; Minley Carol and Dilys Ayling.
I actually know Dilys Ayling. She visited our gardening society back in Wales several times a year and presented many lectures, especially on floral art, so it will be wonderful to have a flower in my garden and know the person behind the name.
In addition the these above I’ve also been set some dahlia tubers from a YouTube subscriber so will be producing cuttings off them and look forward to adding those to my new collection.
Follow my progress on my flower based YouTube channel by subscribing, it’s free, at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVIQ0eMSt2DWHTHRo_3R8Fw