I have been out and about gathering gardening ideas for next year.
With the roses gradually dwindling
I'm looking for something to fill their boots.
So I took a trip with my parents yesterday to Gilberts Dahlias in Romsey Hampshire.
I have been with them once before
but nothing prepares you for the awesome view that awaits.
This is not your usual dahlia buying experience.
These dahlias are huge and stunning.
Much fun is had marching up and down the aisle trying to choose
falling in love at every turn.
My Dad has begun showing dahlias at a local village show
so he was looking for show stoppers.
I likened his choosing to crufts.
Marys Jomanda, Kate Mountjoy
Something Ballerina, Edinburgh
I was looking for something more me!
These are my choices.....I know kinda purpley again.
I don't yet own these beauties,
the service Gilberts offer is a £2.50 rooted cutting in spring.
So I have a year to wait (argghhhh)
and a year to work out just where I can squeeze them into my garden!!
If you love dahlias and just want to be awed
get yourself down to Gilberts
they do have dahlias to purchase
and a tea room to ponder in..
just don't leave it too late
orders must be in before December.