Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Annual Dahlia Report 2015

It's that time of year again, when John's prize winning dahlias are about to go undercover before the Flower Show season.  Time for me to climb over the back fence and take some photos of the dahlia patch. 



You remember John from THIS POST.  He is the chap who fills most of an allotment plot with the most stunning flowers every year.  He picks a few perfect blooms to enter into competitions and gives the rest away. A very generous gardener is John.


Every summer I take my camera and snap away.  I've noticed that there are fewer varieties in the patch this year.  


 Some of the varieties that I particularly liked are missing.  Knowing John, this is because they are not up to his high standards.  


Only perfection, like this Pom-pom will do.  John has now built the temporary shelter over the dahlias and I can no longer see them from my window.  The showing season must be about to begin. When the showing is over I'll have great bunches of John's dahlias to enjoy again. 

12 comments:

  1. Dahlias are lovely, I am going to get some to put in my new garden.

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    1. They are amazing flowers and will make your new garden look stunning.

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  2. I love Dahlias! Lucky you to get lots of cut ones to enjoy.

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    1. They are wonderful flowers and make the most dramatic bouquets.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!! Maybe it's John's generosity in sharing the flowers that urges them to bloom so :) Excellent photos too!

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    1. They say the more you give, the more you get. John spends hours every day tending his patch. His knowledge and dedication are reflected in every perfect bloom. He is a one in a million gardener and all 'round good egg. : )

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  4. Beautiful. That's a real labour of love.

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    1. It is indeed and he is totally devoted.

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  5. So nice you can look at John's dahlia field from your window, and wow you even get bunches of dahlias for the vase. Love dahlias, the first and the last Pom-poms are wonderful!

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  6. Do you have a name for this variety? I'd like to get one.

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    1. I am sorry to say, I haven't a clue what these are called. Perhaps you can Google dahlia images and find the variety there.

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