We had a beautiful day last Friday and although we were getting a few flowers from the Dahlias I decided it was time to dig them up while the soil wasn’t too soggy. In this part of the UK our winter is too cold to leave the tubers in the ground so we dig them up and store them.
In celebration of the wonder that they have been this year here are a couple of arrangements showing all their glory.
Dahlia ‘Thomas A. Edison’, ‘Labyrinth’ and one stem of ‘Karma Choc’ sneaked into the back there. The trailing flowers are Amaranth that I grew in the greenhouse. That Labyrinth I tell you, it is a stunner and mixed with dark shades and lighter ones.
And then the red one.
This red colour is impossible to capture on my phone camera. Not a perfect shot on the big camera either but good enough.
These are the most wonderful Bishop of Llandaff. It is a wonderful plant with dark almost black foliage and beautiful red flowers.
Hopefully the tubers will survive the winter dried out and frost free and I’ll divide and replant in May next year.