Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 16th January, 2019)
What a refreshing sight to see on a cold damp gloomy day..thank you Philip.
Obviously well tended.
Recognised the variety from the thumbnail picture.
Monty would be proud of you Philip
Dahlias in January. Reminds me of my old friend and neighbour - he had hundreds of these plants and he lived for his garden.
Brightens everything on a cold, wet, Winters day.
Nice one, Philip.
Can that really be a dahlia flowering in January Philip ?
Mine are a few brown stumpy stalks underneath bubble wrap. Its a beautiful bloom anyway whenever it flowered.
It's now enjoying similar winter wrap to that now being enjoyed by your beauties.
It seems quite likely that this particular variety is one of several different that Dad had grown during the late 1950s; "What's that purple and white one called?", I asked him, to which he replied, "Duke of Edinburgh."
Online searches made just a few years ago found no mention of the latter.
It's heartening to know that my Photo' is bringing cheer to fellow readers. Withold your 'bloom', playmates.
Are they alright left in the ground over winter? I've never grown them but remember people lifting them and wrapping them in newspaper for winter.
Beautiful colour is that one.
It's perhaps more prudent to have them brought back into the greenhouse yet; others of the same might survive, covered, in the garden.
I wouldn't be surprised if this year's eventual prizewinners are giving their beauties some bottom heat, at this very moment.
I am no great expert on dahlias, I just love their cheerfulness. This year I am experimenting. I have left some in their beds, covered with bubble wrap & the ones in pots I have brought round to the shelter of the greenhouse....time will tell !