Edwardian (Horti)culture 9: The Dahlia’s Duty

Adrian Allinson, 'Dahlias' (Salford)

Adrian Allinson, ‘Dahlias’ (Salford)

‘The Dahlia’s first duty in life is to flaunt and to swagger and to carry gorgeous blooms well above its leaves, and on no account to hang its head’ (Gertrude Jekyll, Wood and Garden, 1899).

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