THE FIELD FOR 2011
HERE THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWER CAN BITE YOU IN THE BUTT
It is obvious there's not a lot I can say about the photographs you see below, and as they are still in their nursery beds a diagnosis of their worth is possibly worthless. Still none the more, being me I can't help getting excited with the prospects of some of them. For the first time I have my giants, not many, but enough to hope against hope some will set the dahlia world alight. Mind you some of the mediums are worthy of praise even at this stage. So please enjoy what you see and realise my man in Romsey will have them for sale in 2011 in case you fall in love with them. A full report will be made after the 2010 season to give you some idea of what they could be used for if anything, but by all means let me know how you view the new batch of seedlings, and I will do my best to answer any questions.
|Lord Tregonwell. LSC.||Argyle Beaute. GSC.||Argyle Chief. GSC.|
Lord Tregonwell did very well in its second year and I'm almost confident to call it a giant - good form was inherited from both parents. Big can describe Argyle Beaute and if I added beautiful as well I wouldn't be lying. Argyle Chief has far better form that its seedling mug shot - and all have retained the vigour seedlings portray.
|Argyle Satin. GSC.||Hot Pants. MD.||Carol Kirkwood. MSC.|
Argyle Satin has been grown by a mate of mine in Stockport and the photo's he sent were just as good as this seedling shot - I unfortunately didn't grow it in the ground in 2010 but kept a plant for propagating from in a small pot. Hot Pants is a colourful garden variety and produced flowers until the early frosts in October. Carol Kirkwood did well but I'm afraid I grew to many flowers on it and it some of them lacked petal - will try this in the giant bed - it is definitely not a medium. My share of its first year sales will go to Save the Children.