Dahlia specialist, suppliers of rooted cuttings, dahlia tubers and potted dahlias.
Whilst writing this post we are experiencing our first proper rain fall in the last 10 weeks since planting out our dahlia field. The intense heat over these weeks has resulted in the dahlias being well behind on flowering (approx about 3 weeks behind) and the growth of the plants has been stunted but budded. The flowers that there are have been frazzled by the heat. Some plants have been affected by red spider mite which occurs in really long dry hot conditions resulting in some plants looking discoloured but will regain new leaves now that we have good rain fall. Therefore although we open our field on 15th August, we would recommend a visit to the field from the beginning of September onwards, to allow the field time to recover.
We are open as a general plant nursery with a tearoom all year round , where we also specialise in growing a large selection of unusual perennials as well as stocking a good selection of trees and shrubs and the seasonal bedding.
But the nursery comes to life during the summer months with our collection of over 400 varieties of dahlias including our very own new varieties produced by ourselves known as seedlings, which can be viewed in our field at our nursery from mid August until the end of October.
WHY DAHLIAS ?
Dahlias are an amazing plant that will flower from mid July right through to the first frost,which in some areas can be the end of October beginning of November, what other plant would give so much joy for such a long flowering period? whether using the dahlia for mixing it into an existing flower border or into a container, or just the excitement of growing the perfect bloom for the show bench.
A flower with so many colour variations,some of the two toned colour's look as if they have been created by an artist with great dedication. A flower with so many different size and shape blooms some as large as dinner plate's (ones for the boys) right down to the small pom dahlias. And in recent years the dahlia has been used in the garden more to attract bees especially the single petaled varieties where the pollen is on show from the minute the bud opens up.
Dahlia's Classic Summertime and Chimborazo a good example of dahlia's good for the bees with the pollen exposed straight away.
Even if you only have a small garden or a patio there is a dahlia for you , they are quite happy grown in containers. Give them a try.
If you would like any more help or information,we are more than happy to give advice, please contact us.
are available,and can be either collected from the nursery,or mailed out. Payment can either be made by card payment by phone or cheque by post.
We are very passionate plants people,who love our plants and working with them.We also would like our customers to have the same enjoyment.Therefore we only supply plants that we are happy that our customers are going to get the best results from. All of our plants are produced by ourselves at our nursery.