Dahlia Mrs Eileen

Dahlia Mrs EileenI’ve had a few weeks away from the allotment. Lots of reasons: family issues, busy at work, tired of gardening after a long season battling weeds in the rain. I needed a break.

The crops have pretty much dried up now, apart from the winter roots. My dahlias, though, have been producing as never before. This variety, Mrs Eileen, is new to me… and it’s a screaming success. Apparently never ending flowers in the gaudiest, most outrageous orange you can imagine.

Lovely to see some bright colours in the gathering gloom of the autumn vegetable garden.

4 Responses to “Dahlia Mrs Eileen”

  1. simon Says:

    I love most dahlias. They are so productive and robust to lack of care. Mine dont seem to even need watering!

  2. Soilman Says:

    Quite. So nice to have something on the plot that doesn’t need much looking after.

  3. Tanya Walton Says:

    Very pretty Dahlias…mine have past their prime now and were removed from the flower beds yesterday!!

  4. wellywoman Says:

    Dahlias are beautiful, I’ve just lifted mine from the allotment but they were there for cut flowers and unfortunately they don’t last long in the vase, so I’ll have to find a spot in the garden for them instead next year.