We visit the Dahlia trial
grounds at Wisley Gardens in Surrey with Jon Weatley. Jon
talks about the various types of dahlia's on show and he
also interviews Judy Pearce who is also visiting the Wisley
Trial Grounds to select new dahlia varieties for her borders
for next season.
Our final visit is to Great Dixter the home of that World
renowned and famous garden writer Christopher Lloyd, who has
written many books on planting out garden herbaceous
borders. The dahlia is one of Christopher's favourite
flowers and in our visit to Great Dixter Jon Weatley talks
with Mr Lloyd about his reasons and methods of dahlia
planting in the long borders.
As we walk around the
gardens Jon talks with Christopher Lloyd and his head
gardener Fergus Garrett. We start to get a focus on his
ideas and meaningful layouts as we tour the long borders and
the tropical gardens, everywhere one see's the subtle use of
Jon also talks with Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great
Dixter Gardens about the dahlia, what his dahlia preferences
are and what he thinks about the dahlia in the Twenty First
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