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Simply Beautiful – Dahlias – no 35 in an occasional series

For this post in the occasional series I feature the brightly coloured flowers of Dahlias, a plant that has been “out of fashion” for a few decades but is gaining in popularity all over again. Much of this is due to the plant breeders developing cultivars with darker foliage and simpler flowers. The new revolution probably began with the release of the Bishop of Llandaff with its bright red almost orange flowers and deep bronze-purple foliage.

The photos below are of a selection we found at the gardens of Biddulph Grange. The first shot was taken looking down onto the Dahlia borders.

Who knows what my next post in this occasional series might be? We have to wait until something inspires me enough to take a short series of photos.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

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