If you like dahlias, you’ll LOVE this

Big dahliaOutrageous. Never seen anything quite like this dahlia. It was so huge it could barely hold its head up.

Have just been strolling around the chateau gardens at Flamanville in Normandy. Quite astonishing and breathtaking – the biggest field of dahlias I’ve ever see. All gorgeous.

Field of dahliasMost of them had labels to tell you the cultivar, but inevitably all the ones I liked best had lost their tag. That said, I’ve got a dahlia shopping list as long as my arm for next Spring.

Talking of Spring… it’s a bloody long way off, isn’t it?

7 Responses to “If you like dahlias, you’ll LOVE this”

  1. hippygeek Says:

    Woah! That’s huge!

    “Talking of Spring… it’s a bloody long way off, isn’t it?”
    Hahaha. Hah! hehe! I’ve watched your garden escapades through your spring & summer while I was here – on the other side of the world – in the middle of dead-garden-ville over the winter.
    MY TURN! Spring is just getting started here. Let me rub it in for you lol
    All the seeds are coming up
    the sun is shining
    my skin is tanning
    it’s BBQ season!

    Having a nice day over there? *grin*

  2. Soilman Says:

    Oooo, that was harsh hippygeek. Cruel, too cruel

  3. tanya walton Says:

    thats one seriously large flower…if i could grow flowers this big I think I would only need 5 to fill my garden..lol

  4. Simon Says:

    I have just been blogging about my dahlias … to cut a long story short, I think they’re ace. The best of the buch this year has been “Bora Bora”.

  5. Jo Says:

    Wow, it’s huge. I’ve heard so much about Dahlia’s this year, they’ve certainly come back into fashion.

  6. Manor Stables Veg Plot Says:

    Spring….*sigh*…seems so far off when its dark at 7pm and the clocks haven’t even gone back…..I am really not a fan of winter.

  7. Liz Says:

    I love Dahlias but that’s a bit much, even for me!