My first foray into dahlia growing this year sees me rushing into the garden to check how my flowers are looking. There have been a few setbacks! Bruno's penchant for chewing up the watering system hose deprived them of water, and then a plague of insects decided that the lush new growth was quite irresistible and set about chowing down. However, with a little love, a barricade, some worm juice, and some organic pest powder, I think my beautiful blooms will be late, but oh so worth the wait! My favourite is this amazing pink cactus dahlia, which I am picking and bringing inside at every opportunity.
I'm off to Sydney for a couple of days. It's trade show time, and I'm looking forward to some new inspirations and ideas. Plus of course a little market research and breakfast at Bills!