Category: Plants

Dahlia Annual or Perennial

Are dahlias annuals or perennials? Annual dahlias can become perennials; it depends on how successful their over-wintering is. I purchased a dozen annual dahlia plug-plants early in the summer.  They were a mix called ‘harlequin’. Once they flowered in late summer (they seemed to be held back by the unusually prolonged, very hot  weather), they […]

In the Garden June 2014

In the garden June 24th – a pretty cinnabar moth resting on a sage leaf. Wish the photo could have been better in focus but the moth kept fluttering from leaf to leaf. (Click the images to see the larger versions). A rusty birdbath restored – with a little whimsical decor. The birds are puzzled. […]

Stratford-upon-Avon Summer Flowers

Stratford-upon-Avon always does itself proud in the summer with its window boxes and hanging baskets. Here’s just a taster: first, hanging baskets in front of Shakespeare’s birthplace and second, flower tubs and hanging baskets in Red Lion Square, off Bridge Street. (Click the images to see the larger versions).