November. A month when summer flowers are over – or if not, get banjaxed by the first touch of frost. Here’s a dahlia, newly planted this year, that decided to keep calm and carry on. For the moment, at least. The flowers are still near-perfect, even at close quarters; and the leaves haven’t yet started to blacken and go squishy in the traditional way. It’s only a matter of time, though…
4 thoughts on “DORSET DAHLIA DEFIES THE ONSET OF WINTER”
Almost unbelievable and so wonderful! I picked 2 tiny roses in the Rhu Sila garden yesterday, I think this is great for November.
Now we are off to the local film club and then to the pub. Have a lovely weekend, all of you.
I believe the theory is that a mild autumn presages a freezing winter… so we may pay for having a late flowering season! Hope the film was good – and the pub – and a happy w/e to you to. RH
Quite jealous, mine look as if the rain has succeeded in dissolving them. Just to get my own back, mine are single dahlias and I probably get more bees on them than you do. 🙂
Can we agree to call it ‘jardin honours even’. I’m reluctant to be drawn into bitter envy-fuelled Franco-Brittanic garden rivalry, Amelia. I’m essentially peaceable these days! 😎 RH