Dahlias in October – a last blast of colour

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Sometimes as the quality of our northern light cools rapidly into the blue-greys of autumn, bright coloured dahlias can look strangely out of place, but if there’s enough dark green still in the garden their vibrant presence makes a welcome cheery picture.

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And, the dark red of dahlia Arabian Night appears particularly rich in the late-afternoon autumn sunlight.

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