Gardeners' World - - We September -

There are a whole se­ries of gor­geous dark leaved dahlias named af­ter prelates – the scar­let ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ is prob­a­bly the best known, but there is also York, Le­ices­ter, Can­ter­bury and Auck­land. Shown here is the ‘Bishop of Ox­ford’ ca­vort­ing, in a most un­seemly man­ner, with a very flirty cos­mos.

Dahlia ‘Bishop of Ox­ford’

Dead­head of­ten for con­tin­ued flow­er­ing. Take cut­tings in spring or di­vide tu­bers, en­sur­ing each sec­tion has a de­cent bud. H xS 90cm x 40cm

Cos­mos bip­in­na­tus ‘Sonata Pink’

An indis­pen­si­ble an­nual; white or var­i­ous shades of pink. Good for fill­ing sum­mer gaps. Sow seed in late spring. H xS 60cm x 30cm

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