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Locally Grown Dahlias

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

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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.


5 New Dahlias for 2019

Ashpire Flame (Top Left) – Ashpire Julie (Top Middle) – Ashpire Girl (Top Right) – Ashpire Lady (Bottom)


3 New Dahlias for 2018

Lynn T (Left) – Rumble Bumble (Middle) – Easter Bonnet (Right)


New for 2017

Joyfull Investment

We had this on trial last year, it is one which has good strong stems. It is good in the garden for bees and butterflies and will do well on the show bench.

Gardeners Friend

This will do well in any garden and on the show bench.


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.