Favourite Dahlia & Chrysanthemum of 2012

Bishop of LLandaff

Bishop of Llandaff

Probably my favourite Dahlia of the year, Bishop of Llandaff. The sturdy stems holding gorgeous deep red flowers contrast with the dark foliage and, with regular deadheading, went on for months. A really good front of border dahlia and very attractive to bees. Started from seed this year, this was grown from a packet of ‘Redskin Mix’ from Suttons Seeds.

Orange Allouise

Orange Allouise

Undoubtedly my favourite Chrysanthemum of 2012, the gorgeous buttery yellow ‘Orange Allouise’ which captivated me every day in the early morning sun throughout August and early September. Strongly recommended if you like that sort of thing!

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2 thoughts on “Favourite Dahlia & Chrysanthemum of 2012

  1. Thanks Gill. I thought some colour would cheer us all up a bit in the gloom, the wet and the cold.
    I am now looking forward to longer days and and shorter nights. The long range weather forecast for next year looks a lot better than 2012 and it’s only 2 months to go until seed sowing time!
    Happy Xmas!

    David

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