The Dahlias have only just been lifted, and unbelievably at this time of year, we haven’t had a frost yet. Some of the Dahlia tubers are actually still in the ground and come up in good condition. The leaves are making a big soggy mess and I wish I was somewhere sunny.
Final trimming of the tubers and tidying up before laying in boxes of vermiculite and storing in the garage. Many people have completely different approaches.
The garden is in full swing despite it being early October. Looking towards the left fence across my little Dahlia farm. On the other side of this fence was the horse paddock, later a tennis court, and now a house.
Many of the trees and shrubs this side of the fence are past their best and are coming down. So something else will need to take their place to get some privacy. I am not a big fan of Leylandii or Laurel so the thinking cap is firmly on.
Due to one thing or another, I planted the Dahlias out quite late and they are only really getting into full swing at this point. So just counting myself lucky that climate change seems to be keeping the Dahlias as well as the parakeets happy.
Dahlias are out at last!
A lot of the conifers are now cleared and my Dad’s old boat is on full display.
July 2014 and everything is growing full speed ahead, including the weeds. Everything is just down to maintenance at this stage.
Montbretia getting taller on the rear bank and Dahlias lined up like little soldiers on the steps ready to get out in the soil.