With some buddleia (sp?) - looks a bit like a jesters hat!!
One of the plants has THOUSANDS of tiny black bugs on it (you can see a couple of the bugs in the pic above) as well as ants coming and going and eating the bugs!! What are they? Do we need to do anything with them?
I planted the dahlias particularly to cut as I understand the more flowers you cut, the more will grow - like sweet peas.
Which brings me on to ask WHERE ARE MY SWEET PEAS? I planted 36 plants in May and I still don't have flowers. They are are 3' tall and look happy enough but no flowers.
Last year (my first year of growing them) we had just three plants which were planted later and we had flowers from the first week of July. Does this mean that this years ones are duff? I do hope not - I love sweet peas.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend....