With much stealth Dahalias have hit on me. I am smitten and I’m at a loss as to how it happened. I used to intentseley dislike the fleshiness of their blooms, but now at the end of a long summer when the sun is low I love to see their rich colours arranged in wild retro swimming cap layers.
It could have been the mixed bunches, like bright jewels for sale at the side of the road in Somerset. I bought bunches for friends and for me, I wanted to have their bright showy offy colours brightening the house.
This year I decided I would treat the garden to a display of their intense undiluted colours and will plant them for when summer’s nearly done when we head back to home and work after months of sunshine.