One of my favourite flowers is the Dahlia. It comes in so many forms from small pom-poms; star shapes; anemone flowers; small balls; cactus flowers and decorative – some single; some double; some with dark leaves; others with fern-like leaves. They all make a show making plants about two feet in diameter and anything from two to four feet in height – they start flowering in July and keep going until the first frosts. All this from a cutting in a 3½” pot! I will have a few spares that I will bring to our June meeting when Rachel Salisbury is talking about ‘Really Useful Plants’.
I hope you are preparing to enter our Summer Show in August and we are also looking for gardens for next year’s Open Gardens. Please speak to a member of the club for how to get involved.
Don’t forget to feed your plants!
We’d love to see you at our regular meetings – first Wednesday of the month – Bishampton Villages Hall @ 7:30pm
Pete Chamberlain, Chairman, Bishampton & District Gardening Club.