Dahlias go nuclear

Outrageous dahliaOutrageous dahlia. I’ve had buckets full of them this season. Another thing that seems to appreciate warm, dry conditions.

Total failure to blog for the last week; and to garden. The plot is weed hell, and I’m looking at an autumn of seriously hard work to get it back under control.

Can’t say I’m looking forward to it.

4 Responses to “Dahlias go nuclear”

  1. Tanya Walton Says:

    Wonderful flower…do you grow these on the allotment??? what for?? pleasure or shows??

    And did you ever cut the weird green peanut????

  2. Soilman Says:

    Hi Tanya

    Yes, grow about six varieties of dahlia at the plot and tons of gladioli. Love them. Great value in summer; we have fresh flowers around the house from June til October.

    The peanut remains uncut, and is now slowly turning pink… so maybe it will look like a pumpkin eventually!!

    Will take pix when we finally eat it.

  3. Jo Says:

    Dahlia’s seem to be more popular than ever this year. I’ve read loads of blogs where people are growing them for the first time.

  4. Gone to Seed Says:

    Hope you’ve got a barbed wire fence around your dahlias. Allotment theft made front page news in the Times yesterday – the story included details of one allotment holder in Torquay who suffered an estimated £1,000 of damage to his prize dahlias when someone sprayed weedkiller on them. Am guessing he must have had quite a lot of dahlias…..