Locally Grown Dahlias

52 years of growing and showing dahlias, based in Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

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New for 2023

Aspire Janet (3ft 6in, Pink/White)

Rudie’s Romance (18in, Yellow)

Kathy Bailey (3ft 6in, Pink/Cream)

Ashpire Candy (3ft 6in, Pink)

Octopus Sparkle

Joyce Coates – Pink / White Collerette

Ashpire Jo – Pink / Lemon Collerette

New Dahlias for 2021

3 New Collerette
Ashpire Joanne Marie (White) Height: 4ft
Ashpire Cyann (Red/Yellow) Height: 3ft
Ashpire Ruby (Red) Height: 4ft

New Dahlia for 2020

Ashpire Fancy
An unusual flower, It has three colours to it.
Yellow/Red and inner florets white.

Look After The Bees

This is part of an article from Silloth Bees from Vivian Russell. She has created the garden at Silloth Green, Cumbria:

These Collerette dahlias have been fabulous attracting bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies, hoverflies and the Silver Y moth flowering for 3 whole months! Last photo was of the hoverflies on November 1st.

I’m putting in another double row facing the benches and have been down to Jack’s plot in Milnthorpe to choose different varieties. If you’re interested in having some in your own garden, you can order via his website – jrg-dahlias.co.uk. BBC Gardener’s World paid him a visit in September

New Apopa Sky from USA

Pink/White height 3ft 6inches. Nice single to grow in the garden. It attracts butterflies and bees.