127. HDYGG – Dahlias in the Trials Field, RHS Wisley

Dahlia 'Camelia'
Dahlia ‘Camelia’

Oh my days, my days! This is one of those posts that should come with an ‘over-excitement-warning’. Have you ever had one of those perfect days, a day that’s just left you feeling all regenerated and full of vim? I had one of those this week, and boy oh boy was it needed. I took the children and met with Victoria at RHS Wisley for a mooch about. A sunny Autumn day, catching up with a friend, beautiful surroundings, all simple things which bring happiness. 

 

So, as you will have come to expect from How Does Your Garden Grow? posts this is photo heavy. Dahlia heavy to be precise. But for now, make a cup of tea, grab at least two biscuits and sit back and enjoy the dahlias in the trials field at RHS Wisley on a sunny October afternoon.

 

Note: For those of you WordPress nerds who like a blog post that tells you in minutes how long a read is, I can’t help you, I am on Squarespace. But I can tell you this, this is a 4.5 biscuit post. Dunk and nibble, marvel at natures pom poms *bursts in to over dramatic pom pom shaking hand actions*

Dahlias in the Trials Field, RHS Wisley

Dahlia 'Westerton Folly'
Dahlia ‘Westerton Folly’
Dead heads, collected
Dead heads, collected
Dahlia 'Camelia'
Dahlia ‘Camelia’
Dahlia maintenance,  Trials Field, RHS Wisley
Dahlia maintenance,  Trials Field, RHS Wisley
Tending to the dahlias
Tending to the dahlias
Dahlia 'Jodie Wilkinson'
Dahlia ‘Jodie Wilkinson’
Dahlia 'Kilburn Rose'
Dahlia ‘Kilburn Rose’
Dahlia 'Clearview Louise'
Dahlia ‘Clearview Louise’
Dahlia 'Clearview Louise'
Dahlia ‘Clearview Louise’
Dahlia 'Starry Eyes - Red'
Dahlia ‘Starry Eyes – Red’
Dahlia 'Magenta Magenta'
Dahlia ‘Magenta Magenta’
Rows of dahlias
Rows of dahlias

Dead-headed dahlias
Dead-headed dahlias
Dahlia 'Cafe au Lait'
Dahlia ‘Cafe au Lait’
Dahlias in the Trials Field, RHS Wisley
Dahlias in the Trials Field, RHS Wisley
Where Dahlias go to die *RIP*
Where Dahlias go to die *RIP*

Thank you to all who joined in last week, some faves include: 9 tips for drought-tolerant planting, the greatest garden den, a fungi feast, art at the National Trust and a magical garden *ooOOoo* ‘hubble bubble toil and trouble’.

This has been October, you have been fabulous – see you in November HDYGGers!

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  • this my friend is total insanity. i’m a bit envious that i don’t get to go to places like this with you. maybe one day. amazing place. amazing shots. also, thanks for making the blog claudia proof. it is so much easier to navigate now. i am happy again. xx

  • Fantastic ! Gosh lucky you , what a wonderful day you had ……. kinda makes my solitary dahlia one look VERY SICK indeed ……!!! Come with tips !!!

  • I do love a dahlia. And a biscuit or three, so all in all a fabulous post! Even those buckets of deadheads – those colours are gorgeous. We’ve had a rubbish year for them so it’s very lovely to see dahlias growing in all their glory.

  • I’m drooling! I’ve planted some dahlias in our back garden over the Summer and in my mind it will look exactly like this next year. Haha! Excuse me while I sit and scroll up and down this post for the next half hour 🙂

    • Seeing them all growing in a row is quite a sight. Someone near my mother in law has a front garden with a large cut flower patch in it and it never ceases to amaze me how tall they can get!

  • Annie, I’ve something controversial to say: I’m not a dahlia fan. They’re so bright and, well, pom-pommy… But I am clearly in the minority here, so perhaps I will change my mind in a few months, just as I have with hydrangeas, about which I seemed to be the very last to jump onto the bandwagon. Always a late follower, me… (Your photos on the other hand, are just as stunning as ever, despite the subject, ha ha.)

    And thanks for the nice words about my Beth Chatto piece last week. I’m just back from two days photographing trees at Kew, so expect plenty of those next week — once I’ve had a chance to edit the gazillion-billion photos down enough for a blog post.

    xxx

    • IN THE CORNER WITH YOU SABRINA! IN THE CORRRRNERRRRRR!

      I do know what you mean though, I didn’t use to like them either, they always struck me as a ‘little bit 70s’ before.
      Oh I bet Kew is stunning at this time of year, look forward to seeing some of those shots 🙂

  • OH ANNIE. THOSE DAHLIAS!!! That’s really all I have to say.

    Except that Cafe au Lait is the one I’m hoping to grow in 2016. Fingers crossed…