Henley’s fabulous dahlias
Henley’s been working his plot for 16 years since moving to a house with a smaller garden and he’s proof that it’s never to late to sign up for a veggie patch at an allotment. If you’ve ever told yourself you’re too old/too unfit/too scared to try something new then don’t believe it. If you’re not already growing your own food I’d bet my entire harvest that you’ll feel younger and fitter when you turn your hand to gardening. Not to mention the wonderful support you’ll get from your allotment neighbours.
Henley can’t see so well now so perhaps that’s why he scatters such beautiful vivid flowers around his plot.
Henley still sows his own seed and carefully tends fragile seedlings in his greenhouse at home. At 95 he’s probably our oldest allotment resident. I think he’s an inspiration and he loves a good natter too.
My ornamental flower knowledge is a bit sparse so feel free to chip in and reveal the identity of these lovelies.