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Back Garden – Dec 2014

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.

Putting Dahlias Away For The Winter

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.

Late Summer. In October!

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.