The Dahlia 'David Howard' has been flowering in the herbaceous border throughout the summer and autumn and will continue to do so until the first frost of the winter. Back in late spring, May, the first shoots began to emerge through the soil and it was hard to envisage the height this plant would eventually reach. A five foot tall plant support was constructed out of coppiced birch to shore up its future growth, but had the gardeners got the correct height?
|2 inches tall|
|Autumn, 6 foot tall|