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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 16th January, 2019) Views: 1,781 
Dahlia ‘Edinburgh.’
 Dahlia ‘Edinburgh.’   by Philip Gormley  (Nikon Coolpix L29)
I bought-in the tuber early last year.

Comment by Maureen on 16th January 2019 at 08:55
What a refreshing sight to see on a cold damp gloomy day..thank you Philip.


Comment by Gary on 16th January 2019 at 08:56
Obviously well tended.
Recognised the variety from the thumbnail picture.


Comment by Veronica on 16th January 2019 at 09:32
Monty would be proud of you Philip
Dahlias in January. Reminds me of my old friend and neighbour - he had hundreds of these plants and he lived for his garden.


Comment by irene roberts on 16th January 2019 at 09:35
Beautifully cheering!


Comment by Fred Mason on 16th January 2019 at 12:23
Brightens everything on a cold, wet, Winters day.

Nice one, Philip.


Comment by Helen of Troy on 16th January 2019 at 12:34
Can that really be a dahlia flowering in January Philip ?

Mine are a few brown stumpy stalks underneath bubble wrap. Its a beautiful bloom anyway whenever it flowered.


Comment by Philip G. on 16th January 2019 at 15:07
Helen.
It's now enjoying similar winter wrap to that now being enjoyed by your beauties.
It seems quite likely that this particular variety is one of several different that Dad had grown during the late 1950s; "What's that purple and white one called?", I asked him, to which he replied, "Duke of Edinburgh."
Online searches made just a few years ago found no mention of the latter.


Comment by Philip G. on 16th January 2019 at 15:25
It's heartening to know that my Photo' is bringing cheer to fellow readers. Withold your 'bloom', playmates.


Comment by Anne on 16th January 2019 at 17:00
Are they alright left in the ground over winter? I've never grown them but remember people lifting them and wrapping them in newspaper for winter.
Beautiful colour is that one.


Comment by Philip G. on 16th January 2019 at 18:37
Anne.
It's perhaps more prudent to have them brought back into the greenhouse yet; others of the same might survive, covered, in the garden.
I wouldn't be surprised if this year's eventual prizewinners are giving their beauties some bottom heat, at this very moment.


Comment by Helen of Troy on 17th January 2019 at 07:33
I am no great expert on dahlias, I just love their cheerfulness. This year I am experimenting. I have left some in their beds, covered with bubble wrap & the ones in pots I have brought round to the shelter of the greenhouse....time will tell !


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