We have lift-off! 

Dahlia Seedlings

Citizen scientists, It has taken just 4 days for the cotyledons to emerge from the testa and make their way to the surface, where they are now making food, by photosynthesis, for the growing seedling, before they are eventually replaced by the true leaves. The red Dahlia ‘Mignon’ is currently winning the race. I wonder which colour will be favoured by the bumblebees! Grown on behalf of Leasowes Walled Garden www.leasoweswalledgarden.co.uk

Blooms for Bees Coventry University Bumblebee Conservation TrustGarden Organic RHS – Royal Horticultural Society Heritage Lottery Fund Halesowen Bloom

Blooms for Bees

Let the trials begin!

Blooms For Bees

White, red or purple Dahlia ‘Mignon’? Place your bets, now!

Dahlia ‘Mignon’ trial seeds 2017 to determine whether the different colours of ‘Mignon’ dahlias vary in their attractiveness to bumblebees, on behalf of Leasowes Walled Garden. www.leasoweswalledgarden.co.uk

Blooms for Bees Coventry University Bumblebee Conservation Trust Garden Organic RHS – Royal Horticultural Society Heritage Lottery Fund