My garden is in bloom right now and looking rather radiant. The Dahlias are flowering and looking absolutely glorious. FlyBoy was at Bunnings a couple of weeks ago and saw a stand with little pots of “potted colour”.
They weren’t blooming at the time, just green leaves and closed buds, with the promise of flowers. He didn’t know what they were, but came home with a half dozen pots, to plant in the garden.
Turns out, the pots were filled with Dahlias, all preparing to bloom. Did you know that there are over 30 varieties of Dahlias?
My grandfather always loved dahlias and I remember as a child, his garden was always filled with large, bright blooms. Dahlias are hardy plants and they still bloom regularly in his front garden without any special care or attention... even though he passed away 25 years ago, his dahlias live on.
We’re inspired right now and I even went so far as to order seeds from eBay to plant in early spring.
FlyBoy is hoping to cultivate some beautiful blooms which he can enter into the local show early next year.
Now, onto my roses. I have iceberg roses in my garden, and some of the plants have been afflicted with terrible little aphids. These little things are terrors and even after spraying them with white oil, they continue to hang around.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to rid my roses of them?
Dahlia’s – do you have any in your garden?
Any tips on how to produce “show winning” blooms?