Well known dahlia grower Dave Gilham has diversified and has taken up growing daffodils. For the past three years he’s been growing the garden bulbs and last year won a National Trophy class in 2016 with 12 flowers. He will be trying to win again this year as he told Ken Crowther.
For champion dahlia grower Dave Gillam, dahlia’s have been his life since he was a child. He’s now cut down on the amount he grows and has them for garden colour rather than for showing. Dave explained to Ken the best way to care for them in the winter.
In recent years dahlias have seen a revival, and are particular popular in bride’s bouquets. Pheasant Acre Plants near Bridgend in South Wales grow over 600 different varieties, and more than 40,000 plants. Rob Evans explained to Ken Crowther how the business has grown over recent years.
Growing plants since 1969, Tony from Devine Nurseries in Yorkshire spoke to Ken Crowther about winning his first trophy when he was 14-years-old when he won Best in Show at Leicester County Show for growing the pure white dahlia, Sterling Silver.